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Geological & Petroleum Technician

Assist scientists in the use of electrical, sonic, or nuclear measuring instruments in both laboratory and production activities to obtain data indicating potential sources of metallic ore, gas, or petroleum. Analyze mud and drill cuttings. Chart pressure, temperature, and other characteristics of wells or bore holes. Investigate and collect information leading to the possible discovery of new oil fields.

Salary Range: 
$ 28,437 - $ 88,548

Typical Education Needed: 

Associate Degree plus experience

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Alvin, TX 77511
Dumas, TX 79029
Lufkin, TX 75904
Austin, TX 78701
Brenham, TX 77833
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
Dallas, TX 75244
Killeen, TX 76549
Clarendon, TX 79226
Beeville, TX 78102
Texas City, TX 77591
McKinney, TX 75070
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
El Paso, TX 77915
Borger, TX 79007
Galveston, TX 77550
Denison, TX 75020
Houston, TX 77081
Big Spring, TX 79720
Kilgore, TX 75662
Beaumont, TX 77705
Laredo, TX 78040
Baytown, TX 77520
Cypress, TX 77433
Waco, TX 76708
Midland, TX 79705
Corsicana, TX 75110
Gainesville, TX 76240
Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455
San Antonio, TX 78251
Odessa, TX 79764
San Antonio, TX 78224
Carthage, TX 75633
Paris, TX 75460
Dallas, TX 75243
San Antonio, TX 78212
La Porte, TX 77571
Levelland, TX 79336
Uvalde, TX 78801
San Antonio, TX 78203
Hurst, TX 76054
Temple, TX 76504
Breckenridge, TX 76424
Brownwood, TX 76801
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Harlingen, TX 78550
Marshall, TX 75671
Red Oak, TX 75154
Sweetwater, TX 79556
Waco, TX 76705
Hutto, TX 78634
Tyler, TX 75701
Vernon, TX 76384
Victoria, TX 77901
Weatherford, TX 76086
Snyder, TX 79549