Ms. Wenqi Jiang graduated with a B.S. in Geology from the University of Oklahoma in 2018, after completing a bachelors degree at China University of Petroleum in Beijing, China.
During her studies, she participated in a student science and technology innovation program, conducted field geology surveys and researched river erosion. She conducted an internship with Beijing Research Institute of Uranium Geology managing data and producing sequence stratigraphy maps becoming skilled in Coreldraw, Petrel and Matlab.
Wenqi enrolled in the Subsurface Geoscience program to expand her education and become better prepared to work in the O&G industry.
My name is Syed Moosavi. As a geologist completing my master’s degree in Petroleum Geology from University of Karachi, I am a lead Well Placement Geologist at Weatherford International Ltd. With a solid academic foundation and applied industry experience, I feel as though I am ready to move to the next stage of my career development. I’ve been exposed to numerous different fields, both nationally and internationally during the 12 years of the drilling industry. I feel as if more needs to be uncovered. My passion and interest grew naturally while attending classes like Petroleum Geology, Contour mapping, Tectonic plate movement, etc. I am passionate about this particular field and want to become an expert in this subject; a Master degree from Rice University will help me gain the in-depth knowledge that I need. Beside work, I love to travel across the world and catch up with friends and make new ones along the way. So far I’ve been to all 6 continents of the world. I love all kinds of sports and adventures. In my free time, I like to play cricket or basketball and if I get the change, take a short nap.
Mr. Julio Enriquez graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown where he earned a dual degree, Geosciences with a concentration in Petroleum Geotechnology and Philosophy with dual minors in Mathematics and Applied Physics. While an undergraduate, Julio participated in Nuclear Regulatory Commission sponsored certificate courses from Texas A&M University at College Station concurrently with working on various modeling research projects. He is currently a Professional Master's candidate in Subsurface Geoscience with a specialization in Data Science and Data Management. He plans to communicate the knowledge from coursework to real-world solutions in the energy field.
Mr. Jorge M. Lozano graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia with a B.S. in Geology. He is an enthusiastic geoscientist experienced in the Oil & Gas industry. Interested in exploration methods, petroleum systems analysis and sequence stratigraphy.
Jorge decided to pursue the Subsurface Geoscience degree to advance his career and prepare himself for a challenging position in the energy industry.
Vincent Lu graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering. During his studies he supported himself working in various local organizations and also gained leadership experience by joining the University Finance Association, the Engineering Council at UT and held the VP position at the UT Student Engineering Council.
Vincent is seeking to advance and broaden his education to find opportunities in the energy industry.
Mr. Stephen Zagurski graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southeast Missouri State University with a B.S. in Environmental Soil Science and minors in Geoscience and GIS. His tenure at Southeast Missouri State included a four-year career in Division I Track and Field. He has worked a full-time summer internship at Roxanna Oil Company in Houston where he gained experience in hydrocarbon exploration. He looks to gain a formal background in Geosciences at Rice develop the skill set necessary for a successful future in hydrocarbon exploration.
I graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2019 where I received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Geoscience. During my undergraduate years, I studied with Dr. Kevin Furlong researching mechanisms of crustal thickening throughout western North America associated with the passage of the Mendocino Triple Junction. I joined the Professional Master’s Program at Rice University focusing in subsurface geology looking to broaden my professional skills and knowledge of the energy industry while integrating and expanding my geological knowledge as well. I hope to pursue a career in oil and gas exploration upon graduation.
Shweta Mohandas, graduated from Texas A&M University at College Station, TX in May 2018 with a B.S. in Geophysics and minor in Geology. She gained research experience by working as a research assistant at the research labs at Texas A&M where she executed phython scriptin in a geophyscial database, pioneered alternative energy sources to power buildings around campus and discovered firste ver diatoms in Texas resulting in a scientific publication.
She gained work experience with Hallibuton as a field engineer and presently as a project manager overseeing manufacturing projects for Rodney Hunt. She decided to pursue the Masters in Subsurface Geosciences with a specialization in Energy Data Management with the goal to gain valuable experience in the oil and gas industry througgh geophyscial processing and interpretation techniques while applying data science methods to progress her career with the energy sector or consultancy services.
Mrs. Neyda Maymi has a B.A. in Geology from Texas Tech University and a B.A. in Technical Communication from the University of North Texas. Over nine years, she gained working experience as a Reserve Determinatin Analyst and Geologist at Luminant LLC; as a Drilling Fluids Engineer for Halliburton; a Mining and Operations Geologist for Pioneer Natural Resources.
Neyda enrolled in the Subsurface Geoscience program with a focus on Energy Data Management to combine her industry experience with the data management and manipulation skillset offered in the curriculum. She is also participating in the DOERR Institute's leadership program to round out her education and soft skills. She is looking to apply her expanded knowledge in the energy industry/
Ms. Cassie Mohkami received her B.S. in Geophysics at Texas A&M University with a minor in Arabic Studies in August of 2018. While a student at Texas A&M, Cassie was part of a multidisciplinary team that investigated how framework geology influences the coastal geomorphology of barrier islands. She conducted ground penetrating radar (GPR) and electromagnetic inductance surveys (EMI) along Padre Island National Seashore which she was responsible for processing, analyzing, interpreting, and modeling. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she accepted a position in the oil and gas industry at Excellence Logging where she started as an Anadarko Basin logging geologist then went on later to accept her current position as a geochemistry lab technician. Cassie enrolled in the Subsurface Geoscience program with a focus in Geophysics at Rice to further her knowledge of exploration seismology and to advance her career in the oil and gas industry.