Which would make me more marketable as a geologist in the petroleum industry?

I'm currently pursuing a B.S. in geology, and am debating supplementing my degree with either a certificate in GIS, or a minor in Engineering Science. I'm at the point now in my coursework that I have to make a decision. Any input from someone experienced in this type of industry would be greatly appreciated!

Asked By: - 4/2/2012
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It depends on your goals within the petroleum industry. If you plan to go to work with the BS and not get a graduate degree, GIS might be useful because it would make you marketable as a geotech. A geotech's job is basically to assist geologists making maps and maintaining software databases of well data, seismic data... More
Answered By: carbonates - 4/5/2012
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That all depends on what you want to do as a geologist in the petroleum industry, as there are a huge variety of specialties in exploration and production. Any academic skills such as a GIS diploma, a Master's, or courses in petroleum engineering would make you more attractive to a recruiter. Also you need to consider... More
Answered By: minefinder - 4/2/2012
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