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Engineering Assistant, Geologist, GIS Technician

Location:
California
Posted:
March 07, 2018

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DIEGO A VASQUEZ

EMAIL: ac4qeg@r.postjobfree.com PHONE: 817-***-**** WEBSITE: dornsifecms.usc.edu/diego-vasquez/ Resume for full-time position

EDUCATION

EMPHASIS: EARTH-ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/ENGINEERING, PUBLIC HEALTH & GIS/GEOMODELING

-University of Southern California, Spatial Sciences/Earth Sciences/Viterbi Engineering Los Angeles, CA, USA Master of Science: Geospatial Information Science & Technology (Petroleum Engineering emphasis) May 2014 Geoinformatics: Integrating Geostatistical, Numerical & Inverse Modeling of Geologic Systems in GIS GPA: 3.58

-University of Rochester, Department of Earth and Environmental Science Rochester, NY, USA Master of Science in Geology, Specialization in Geochemistry (Hydrology) October 2011 GPA: 3.51

-University of Rochester, Department of Earth and Environmental Science/Chemical Engineering Rochester, NY, USA Bachelor of Science in Geology, Specialization in Geochemistry May 2010 Two Minors: 1) Environmental Engineering and 2) Public Health Cumulative GPA: 2.77/Major GPA: 3.01 Honors in Research with award-winning commendable mention in outstanding scientific writing RESEARCH

EMPHASIS: GEOCHEMISTRY- HYDROLOGY, PLANETARY SCIENCE & PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

-Master’s Thesis: Geological Modeling in GIS for Petroleum Reservoir Characterization and Engineering: A 3D GIS-assisted Geostatistics Approach. Results: Reservoir model to map geological properties, numerical model to simulate reservoir production, determined source & physical processes of hydrocarbon fluids, parameterized reservoir to integrate dynamic data. Implications: Integrate engineering with geology using GIS and optimize multidisciplinary solutions to improve resource management.

-Master’s Thesis: Determining groundwater quality, source, age and mixing dynamics of a volcanic aquifer in Quito, Ecuador. Results: Solutions for the assessment of hydrogeochemical processes affecting volcanic aquifers, quantification and optimization of water resources, evaluation of natural hazards and improvement of public health in Quito, Ecuador.

-Senior Thesis: Geochemical Evidence of Extraterrestrial Impact Layers: Noble Gases and Trace Elements in Meteorites and Suspected Meteorite Sediments. Results: Provided implications for the assessment of the transport mechanisms and retention of extraterrestrial gases and compounds as well as the environmental consequences of meteor/comet impacts. Specific Research Capabilities: Measurement, imaging and analyses of isotopic, elemental, molecular, ionic and structural components using geological, chemical, optical, geophysical/remote sensing & spatial analysis techniques. TRAINING

SHORT COURSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

-Harbison-Fischer Company Headquarters Crowley, TX, USA Sucker Rod Pump Training Course February 2012

Learned the mechanisms behind the proper operation of conventional oil wells (pump units & functions). Gained insight on the most efficient methods for: crude oil extraction & protection of downhole equipment in different field conditions

-UNAVCO Facility Headquarters, sponsored by NASA Boulder, CO, USA InSAR – Introduction to Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar August 2011 Explored the use & applications of this geodetic technique in the earth/environmental sciences including applications in reservoir characterization, modeling and monitoring. Learned to obtain, process and interpret remote sensing InSAR data

-Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences Department, University of Massachusetts-Boston Boston, MA, USA Certification in Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry July 2011 Trained in using EPA-certified Laser Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry & Gas/Ion Chromatography

-The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester Rochester, NY, USA Certification in Electron Microscopy May 2010

Trained to operate Electron Microscopes: Scanning, Transmission and Atomic Force Microscopy EXPERIENCE

FIELD, LABORATORY AND PROFESSIONAL

-Stantec Consulting, Inc.

Geological Technician September 2017-Present

Task management for environmental and geotechnical engineering projects. Including assisting in the implementation, optimization and completion of various sites that require field assessment, construction oversight and/or active remediation.

-Ardent Environmental Group, Inc. Corona, CA, USA

Staff Geologist February 2017- August 2017

Development of field work plans, directing field subcontractors, drilling and sampling for soil/soil gas/groundwater/surface debris, installation of groundwater and soil vapor extraction wells, data evaluation and preparation of technical reports.

-Phase One, Inc. Laguna Hills, CA, USA

Environmental Researcher and Analyst September 2016-January 2017 Research and review regulatory and land use records. Acquire remote sensing imagery, historical city data, fire insurance & topographic diagrams; use software tools to generate high-quality maps for environmental site assessments.

-Optima Conservation Resources, LLC Chino, CA, USA Petroleum Geologist and Assistant Petroleum Operations Engineer September 2011-January 2017 Assist/conduct on-site oil field operations & maintenance. Evaluate hydrocarbon production efficiency, reservoir characteristics & environmental impacts by providing geological, engineering, GIS & chemical analysis & interpretations.

-Rare Gas Facility/Electron Microscopy Laboratory, University of Rochester Rochester, NY, USA Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant & Laboratory Technician June 2009-September 2011 Trained in utilizing lab instrumentation including: Electron Microscopy, Mass Spectrometry, Ion/Gas Chromatography and Spectroscopy. Held review sessions, supervised lab sessions, graded course material, answered student questions. AWARDS

SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH GRANTS

-American Association of Petroleum Geologists

AAPG Foundation Research Grant Recipient April 2014

-University of Southern California, Graduate Student Government Nomination for Best Graduate STEM Research March 2014

-Chevron Corporation

USC Best Petroleum Engineering Design Award December 2013

-Society of Petroleum Engineers

STAR Graduate Fellowship August 2012

Los Angeles Basin Section Fellowship June 2012

-University of Southern California

Latino Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship September 2012

-University of Rochester, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Graduate Departmental Scholarship September 2010-September 2011

-University of Rochester

Earth/Environmental Sciences Teaching/Research Assistance Grant September 2009-August 2010

-National Science Foundation

Chemistry REU Research Grant Summer 2009

-Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability, Columbia University in the City of New York Undergraduate Field Research Summer Fellowship Summer 2008 MISCELLANEOUS

Trilingual: Native fluency in written/spoken Spanish and English with conversational Portuguese. Certifications: OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hr Training, CPR/First Aid Software: ArcGIS, ROI_PAC, Microsoft Office, IDRISI/SELVA, SigmaPlot, PHREEQC, Mathematica, SGeMS, MatLab Hobbies & Interests: Athletics- Wrestling/Running/BJJ and Music- Bass Guitar Active Membership with Professional Organizations: AAPG, GSA, UNIGIS, UCS, SPE, GS, SEG, AEG, AGU, SHPE



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