Jessica Septon

Interest

- Triathlons

- Marathons/races

- Snowboarding

- Snowshoeing

- Hiking

- Camping

- Volunteering

Summary

Recent Graduate student versed in petroleum geology.  Diverse background with experiences ranging from managing employees to academic research to customer service.

Objective

Detail-oriented, highly motivated, tech savvy graduate petroleum geologist seeking challenging entry-level geology position. Can offer creative ideas and a graduate background in petroleum geology.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2012 - Present

Geologist - exploration

Iluka Resources
  • Supervise drill rig operations
  • Collect/interpret geological data and models
  • Create and execute exploration operations
  • Develop mapping campaigns
  • Write and edit technical reports
  • MSHA/DMME certified
Jun 2011 - Jan 2012

Coach

Grand Junction Gymnastics Academy
  • Taught and mentored children (ages 2-15) in gymnastics
  • Created safe, positive environment
  • Helped build program with creative new ideas
  • Janitorial duties - cleaned gym twice a week
Jun 2009 - Jun 2010

Teacher Assistant

University of Melbourne
  • Taught undergraduate students beginning geology field courses and laboratory classes
  • Aided in the revision/editing of laboratory manuals
  • Courses:
    • Geol 101 - The Global Environment, Semester 1
    • Geol 102 - The Global Environment, Semester 2
    • Geol 202 - Geology of Southeast Australia, Field excursion
May 2006 - Sep 2007

Manager

Ph Pool Management
  • Manager for lifeguard company
  • Duties include: 
    • Managing team of lifeguards
    • Create weekly schedules
    • Pool community relations and education
    • Swim instructor
    • Lifeguard
    • Janitorial duties
    • Pool maintenance

Education

Education
Jun 2009 - Dec 2010

Master of Science

University of Melbourne
  • Gained an invaluable experience living and working overseas
  • Project funded through multiple Petroleum/Energy Companies and Australian Government
  • Thesis (peer reviewed and published - GSA)
    • 85-100 million year old southern high latitude river environments:The key to understanding Gippsland gas reservoirs
      • Investigated a fairly unknown record of Cretaceous fluvial to lacustrine facies of  high-latitude river environments in SE Australia
      • Enhanced climatic controls on sedimentation and reservoir interpretations through the use of outcrops, core logs, geophysical and SEM data

Jan 2008 - Mar 2009

Master of Science

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Held a Research Assistant position in while attending graduate school
    • Project funded through Petroleum/Energy Company
    • Various funding through USGS and other Government agencies
  • Developed a better subsurface view of the Lower Wilcox in Northern Louisiana
  • Investigated a newer model for CBM (coalbed methane)
  • Duties included:
    • Generated isopach maps
    • Digitized well logs
    • Interpret geophysical data
    • Contribute to Research Group's well log database
Jan 2006 - Dec 2007

Bachelor of Science

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Degree emphasis in Geology with a minor focus in Math
  • Graduated with Cum Laude Honors
  • Completed 2 independent research projects:
    • A Comparison in Methodology in Particle Size Analysis (peer reviewed and published)
    • Landslide Hazards in southern California using GIS
Aug 2002 - May 2005

Associate of Arts

Catawba Valley Community College
  • Attended CVCC on a scholarship
  • Graduated with Phi Theta Kappa honors

Skills

Skills

PETRA

Imported digitized well logs to create a subsurface view of northern Louisiana Created ispoach maps and diagrams

Neuralog

Used to digitize hundreds of well logs

SEM

Collected data from SEM Incorporated data in Master's thesis

Petrographic microscope

Completed multiple classes that focused on the in's and out's of the microscope Used for Master's thesis

Spanish

Learned while teaching ESL at a school/orphanage in Ecuador Took a Spanish-class in Ecuador

French

Studied French through college-level Used French while traveling overseas

PC and Macintosh Systems

Competent in both operating systems

ArcGIS

Used to create and manipulate maps

Adobe Illustrator

Used to create figures and diagrams for published papers and research

Microsoft Office Suite

Well versed in Software

Certifications

Certifications
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

MSHA

US Government
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

DMME

State of Virginia