FAQ: What does a consulting geologist do?

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The consulting geologist performs services for a fee. In the petroleum industry, the geologist compiles information about the rocks that underlie an area. They find and interpret appropriate data from available drilled wells. Utilizing this information and a variety of map, photographic, and experimental data, the geologist then evaluates the probability of the occurrence of oil or gas and tries to estimate its value.

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