How much does a Petroleum Geologist I make in the United States? The average Petroleum Geologist I salary in the United States is $104,876 as of May 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $92,720 and $114,236. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Petroleum Geologist I studies and examines variations in rock formations and mineral samples to identify new gas and oil deposits. Analyzes the integrity of wells to determine feasibility of drilling. Being a Petroleum Geologist I estimates depth, quality and vastness of deposits. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Petroleum Geologist I typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Petroleum Geologist I works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. To be a Petroleum Geologist I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc., an exploration and production company, focuses on the extraction of onshore oil and related liquids-rich natural gas in the United States. The company's primary oil and liquids-weighted assets are located in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado. As of December 31, 2018, it had proved reserves of... More
Fiscal Year Ended in 2018
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Skills associated with Petroleum Geologist I: Geospatial (GIS) Analysis, Feasibility Study, Predictive Analytics and Modeling, Risk Analysis ...More

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