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Geoscience is a broad discipline and the term geoscientist can refer to anyone working on the earth's system. Geoscientists work in a variety of roles, and different job titles are used for specialist jobs within geoscience such as:
Geoscientists are often involved in interpreting geophysical, geochemical and geological data to develop models of the subsurface of the earth, with the aim of discovering commercially viable and exploitable reserves of natural resources, such as oil, gas, minerals and water.
They provide the foundation for the exploration and production of natural resources, are involved in the production of reserves and may provide specialist advice for engineering projects.
Tasks vary considerably depending on the area of geoscience you are working in. Many roles involve the discovery, exploration and development of natural resources such as gas, oil, minerals and water and typical activities may include:
Geoscientists working in exploration deal with a larger number of sites and a wide spread of data and also use satellite imagery, gravity and magnetic surveys to evaluate a whole basin.
In production, geoscientists concentrate on sites that are already operational, making assessments on the basis of well core and well fluid samples.
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