Ms. Jew graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S in General Geology in 2015. From the start of her studies she was interested in energy. In order to acquire research experience, she worked in a chemo-morphodynmaics laboratory running physical experiments to better understand fluvial-deltaic systems while concurrently pursuing her bachelors. After completing her undergraduate degree, she secured an internship with Statoil which confirmed her desire to pursue a career in energy. She enrolled in the Subsurface Geoscience program to broaden her knowledge in Earth Science and acquire a geophysical skill set.
Ms. Birjue has worked for over 6 years as a Geophysicist at BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC and Schlumberger Information Solutions. Her responsibilities at bpTT included management of producing reservoirs, reserves quantification and estimation of ranges, interpretation of 3D seismic volumes, well planning, identification of new opportunities in the offshore Columbus Basin, Trinidad and generation of seismic attributes from a high-density OBC seismic dataset. She also has extensive experience with Schlumberger Geoscience applications having delivered Petrel training and onsite support while at Schlumberger. She holds both a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Petroleum Geoscience (First Class Honors) and a Post-graduate diploma (with Distinction) in Petroleum Engineering from the University of the West Indies. She enrolled in the Professional Master’s Program in Subsurface Geoscience at Rice to build her understanding in seismic inversion theory, data processing and core geophysical strength while also gaining exposure to the economics and management of the petroleum industry.
Mr. Bunge earned B.A. degrees in Geology and History from Northwestern University in 1990. He received a B.S. in Geology from University of Houston in 1996, and was awarded a Hydrogeology Certification in 2005. He has been employed with Schlumberger for the last nine years working with seismic data processing, velocity and seismic inversion for elastic attributes. During last three years he has worked in Reservoir Seismic Services as a reservoir geophysicist. Managing a number of seismic inversion projects. George attended the program on a part-time basis with a focus on geophysics, and successfully advanced his career.
Mr. Mills earned a B.A. degree in English, Creative Writing, and Geology at the University of Arizona in 2004. He has worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Arizona as a wildland firefighter for the last seven seasons. His emphasis is on developing his practical and intellectual capabilities in science with a focus on geology and also expanding his communication and business skills for a career in exploration and extraction of natural resources. Joe accepted an internship with Schlumberger where he found full-time employment after graduation. He later accepted a new position with Repsol, and changed to Chevron in 2014.
Ms. Cornejo received her Bachelor's of Science degree from the Universidad Niacional San Agustin, Peru in Geopbnysical Science in 1998. She worked as a research assistant at the Geophysical Institute of Peru and started her professional career as a junior geopnysicist in their Exploration Department in Lima/Peru, Bogota/Colombia and Houston/USA. Gisselle planned to focus on geophysics and the optimization of seismic images. She conducted her internship with Noble Energy in Houston, Texas. Her family moved to California after her graduation.
Mr. Shipman received a B.A. in Geography and History from University of Texas in 2006. It is his goal to equip himself with the skills and knowledge needed to combine his geography and GIS background with geoscience elements such as seismology to more effectively explore for and develop oil and gas resources. He is currently employed with ExxonMobil and is attending the program on a part-time basis. Greg graduated in May 2011 and continues employment with ExxonMobil.
Mr. Ochterbeck attended UC Santa Barbara and received his B.S. in Physical Geography in 2006. Since graduation he has been working for Landmark Graphics, Houston in his client’s real-time well design, execution, and collaboration center supporting both deep-water Gulf of Mexico and Brazil planning and drilling operations. Mr. Ochterbeck recently co-authored a technical paper on the benefits of early collaboration among drilling engineers and earth scientists when designing and operating complex wells. He is attending the program part-time focusing on Geology and is completing his internship project with Chevron. Chris was the recipient of a BP Scholarship Award. Chris accepted a new position at Halliburton in their Sales Division.
Mr. Ko graduated from Chunam University in Korea with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1995. After graduation, Kyungnam spent six months in Canada to study English, and after his return he accepted employment with Korea Gas Corporation, a leading energy resource company in Korea. After 11 years of work experience, Mr. Ko wants to achieve deeper knowledge in the discovery of new energy sources, natural gas production and development, and gas formation. He focuses on geology with the goal to return to his company and lead their energy source discovery initiative. After graduation he returned to Korea to continue to work for his company.
Ms. Hong received a bachelor’s degree in 2002 and a master’s degree in 2005 in Geography from Northeast Normal University in China. She was accepted into a PhD program at Texas State University in San Marcos and studied there for the last two years. As Ms. Hong is planning to pursue a career in industry she decided to continue her studies in the Professional Master’s Program at Rice. Ting accepted an internship with Teledrill, Inc. in Katy, Texas and was offered full-time employment. Ting is now employed with Paradigm on the Geological Support Team.
Mr. Ge arrives at Rice University with a degree in Geophysics from the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, Anhui received in 2004. Mr. Ge conducted an undergrad research project in Geosciences during his junior year, and accumulated work experience at the Beijing Basic International Business Consultation Co. where he worked for three years after his graduation. His strong interest in the geophysics and the oil and gas industry led him to the Subsurface Geoscience program at Rice where he seeks to deepen his knowledge in geophysics. Liang was the recipient of a Conoco Phillips Scholarship Award. Liang completed an internship with Baker Hughes and accepted a second internship with Schlumberger. Liang secured employment with Schlumberger/Western Geco as a Seismic Engineer. Liang accepted a new position with ION Geophysical in 2013.