Meet Brian, the outstanding organic petrologist…

Today, we get to know a bit about Brian Cardott, Oklahoma Geological Survey’s organic petrologist! If you’re not sure what that means, continue on… Tell us what your job entails: As an organic petrologist, I work on hydrocarbon source rocks, tight oil and gas shales, oil shales, solid hydrocarbons (asphaltite and asphaltic pyrobitumen), oil sands,…

Meet Vy, the data detective…

Today, we get to know Vy Jordan, Data Specialist at the Oklahoma Geological Survey, specifically, at OPIC – the Oklahoma Petroleum Information Center. Tell us what your job entails: Mainly I work with data on our core and cuttings collections. I collect, store and disseminate the data to customers, faculty, students and staff. I have worked…

Meet Kyle, the hard-working hydrogeologist…

Today, we get to know Kyle Murray, Oklahoma Geological Survey’s hydrogeologist! **Please note, this is KYLE, not KYLER. Tell us what your job entails: As a Hydrogeologist I get involved in a variety of water-related research in Oklahoma. I typically will spend 25% of my time in the field or at meetings and conferences and…

Meet Ming, the personable petroleum geologist…

Today, we get to know a bit more about Fnu “Ming” Suriamin, who works on petroleum geology at the Oklahoma Geological Survey. Tell us what your job entails: My responsibility as a petroleum geologist and petrophysicist is to integrate data about the subsurface to understand where oil and gas accumulations might be present. I use…

Meet Joyce, our omniscient office manager…

Today, we get to know Joyce Stiehler, the office manager and assistant to the director for the Oklahoma Geological Survey! Tell us what your job entails: I’m the Assistant to the Director/Office Manager for the Oklahoma Geological Survey.  It’s my job to make sure that the front office runs smoothly and assist our director/assistant director…

Meet Isaac, the towering technician…

Today, we get to peak inside the life of Isaac Woelfel, the field technician for the Oklahoma Geological Survey. Tell us what your job entails: I’m a field technician and I ensure that the state seismic network, which currently consists of 102 seismic stations, remains operational. My responsibilities include siting for and installing new seismic stations,…

Meet Fernando, the stable seismic analyst…

Today, we get to know a little more about Fernando Ferrer, the Lead Seismic Analyst at the Oklahoma Geological Survey. Why is he stable? Checkout the photos below, and see for yourself. Tell us what your job entails: As the Lead Seismic Analyst, my main responsibility is the earthquake catalog. I have to ensure that all…

Meet Ted, the epic editor…

Today, we get to know Ted Satterfield, the editor and media manager of the Oklahoma Geological Survey. Tell us what your job entails: I’m the editor at the OGS. I edit, design, and write articles for our quarterly publication, Oklahoma Geology Notes. I also write, edit and design many of our promotional materials, make website…

Meet Jake, our savvy state seismologist…

Today, we introduce Jake Walter, Oklahoma’s State Seismologist and geophysicist at the Oklahoma Geological Survey! Tell us what your job entails: I am the State Seismologist of Oklahoma, which means I am responsible for knowing when, where, how big, and why earthquakes are occurring in our state. My team operates nearly 100 seismometers around the…

Meet Netra, our helpful hazards geologist…

Today, we introduce Netra Regmi, a hazards geologist for the Oklahoma Geological Survey! Tell us what your job entails: My research is focused on mapping geohazards including landslides, erosion, and land subsidence in Oklahoma. I map these hazards using many types of data and methods. I use aerial photographs, satellite imagery and other digital topographic data,…

Meet Paul, our jovial geophysicist…

Today, we introduce Paul Ogwari! Paul is a geophysicist and seismic researcher for the Oklahoma Geological Survey! Tell us what your job entails: I am a geophysicist by trade and my duties at OGS involve managing the state seismic network and conducting research on earthquakes in the state. A key part of managing the seismic network…