What are the career paths available to a geoscientist in the Petroleum Industry? What skill sets are required and how might the path look along the way?
Join GeoWomen of Calgary for a noon-hour panel discussion on various geoscience career paths within the Oil & Gas Industry. Our panel of geoscientists from various industry sectors, including technical services, exploration & production and the public sector, will give us a glimpse of what they do in their roles, what they like (and don’t like) about what they do and share their stories & advice on building a career as a geoscientist in the Petroleum Industry in Calgary.
WHEN | November 15, 2018 Noon-1PM
WHERE | geoLOGIC Room (2nd Floor), Aquitaine Tower, 540 – 5 Ave SW
AGENDA | 12 – 1PM Panel discussion
Everyone is welcome! This event is free to attend, and no registration is required.
Maren Blair, P.Geol.| Maren has a B.Sc. from the University of Alberta in geology (2002). After completing her degree, Maren worked for Schlumberger Canada from 2002 until 2005 in the Wireline Evaluation Services division. From 2005 until present Maren has worked for Sproule as a geologist focusing mainly on independent reserves certifications and reservoir characterization projects in Western Canada. Maren is currently serving as the Canada Region President of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).
Rochelle Longval, G.I.T. | Rochelle Longval’s passion for geology is more than a passion – it’s her life. After all, her name means “little rock.” Ever since she was little, Rochelle had a love for science and the outdoors. She’s now working as an Exploration Geologist (GIT) for Cenovus Energy – with expertise in acquisition and divestiture evaluations, including risk assessment and making recommendations for future value add opportunities. She uses her own experiences to inspire the next generation of geologists. In addition to helping shape young minds, Longval is dedicated to advancing women like herself in the energy industry. She initiated the Geoscience Women’s Group for the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. This past year she was a Young Women in Energy Award Recipient and continues to be an advocate for women in geology.
Tiffiny Yaxley | Tiffiny graduated with a BSc in Geology from the University of Alberta in 2006. After a number of years working technical roles in the oil and gas industry she moved into sales. In 2011 she took on a technical sales role and ended up finding her strength and enthusiasm for work there more than ever. In sales she discovered her passion for presenting, human interaction and helping others. She has 7 years of experience in a technical sales, 4 of which in a leadership position.
Krista Beavis, P.Geol.|Krista Beavis is currently working with a multi-disciplinary team to better understand how current subsurface energy development can be used to understand potential future surface expression at the Alberta Energy Regulator. She is passionate about true collaboration to achieve positive outcomes for the province. Krista graduated from the University of Calgary with a BSc. in Geology, and Applied & Environmental Geology in 2007. She has since worked in multiple sectors of the industry in Alberta, from exploration to remediation, and currently regulation. Krista is registered as a Professional Geologist with APEGA, and holds memberships with CSPG and CSUR. In her time away from the office, Krista enjoys traveling, cooking and baking, hiking, knitting, gardening, and adventures with her puppy.
Alexandria Shrake, P.Geoph. | Alex is an Analyst with Chevron Canada Resources working on the Strategy and Planning Team. Alex has a BSc in Geophysics from the University of Calgary (2012), and six years of experience working in Horn River, Liard, and Kaybob Duvernay with Chevron. Alex is a fellow of Action Canada and the Public Policy Forum, a policy think tank to encourage inter-provincial collaboration, perspective, and policy recommendations on Canada’s energy future. As a member of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG), Alex has spent the past 5 years working across the country with students and the public and won volunteer of the year 2016. The last two years, Alex has spent building ENERGYminute – a non-profit education foundation that has recently qualified for charitable status. ENERGYminute’s purpose is to foster energy literacy in Canada for less polarizing dialog and curate inquiry based learning studies for students K-12.