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Okotoks, AB, Canada
December 30, 2019

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Karen G. Nichol

Mobile: 403-***-****

Key Qualifications

Strong interpersonal and Communication skills.

Work well in a team or independently with minimal supervision

Can-do never give up attitude.

Complete all projects and tasks efficiently and in a timely manner to their completed stages.

Life-long learner (continuous improvement and willingness to take on new challenges to learn and grow from).

Strong research and problem solver.

Ability to multi-task effectively and works well under pressure.

Pays strong attention to detail.


Moh & Associates Oilfield Consultants Ltd., Calgary, Alberta

Operations Manager 2018-2019

Managing geological operations of our field well-site consultants, of geological drilling

Projects from our client’s. Scheduling, managing, and assigning our field consultants to projects.

Quality control of the field data from the well-site consultants, for quality assurance of final data

Prior to submitting to our client’s. Collecting and managing the man-hours to input consultants work on projects into client’s out sourcing systems, such as Field Glass, for data entry of the dates and hours the consultants worked, in order for Field Glass to approve and create invoices on the client’s behalf.

Managing public relations between the company and our client’s, for quality of work, sales and maintaining our contractual responsibilities with our client’s. Performing and managing administrative work, such as answering phones, ordering office supplies, prepare invoices, creating and updating operational procedures, on our field consultants.

Petrocraft Products Ltd., Calgary Alberta 2018

Warehouse Assistant (temporary position)

This was a temporary position of 3 months, during peak winter and spring drilling months.

Main responsibilities were in the warehouse, assisting the warehouse manager of shipping

Well-site geological supplies to our client’s. Also various administrative duties on filling and tracking of orders going out using the company’s in-house computer systems. Others duties were

Washing drill cutting samples and labeling of bags and vials for drill cutting samples, for the client’s field well-site geologists. Other various duties assigned, to help out where needed.

Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, Alberta 2015-2016

Project Controls Analyst

Performing project management responsibilities of project cost control analysis, for the Thermal Project team.

Managing in detail, cost control and analysis of technical and financial data for thermal small projects.

Monitor and control expenses within allotted project budgets. Performed and reported project cost analysis and forecast actual costs and future commitments. Process invoices in a timely manner to prepare monthly accruals. Performed GST tax analysis on all vendor invoices, collect, coordinate, monitor and track cost data with contractors, vendors and project team members to manage project forecast. Reported monthly accruals to the finance department. Create and maintain change of work orders on scope of work and the monitoring of man-hours and cost progress.

I regularly interfaced with the project manager, engineering leads, and project team members,

In order to maintain accurate updated information on project cost/budgets.

This entailed me to be detailed oriented problem solver, with effective communication skills, to have strong teamwork in order to help manage the projects successfully and strive to manage the projects on schedule and under budget as much as possible.

Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, Alberta 2009-2015

Geological Operations Technologist

Geological Drilling Operations:

My area of work was in Heavy Oil & Gas Business Unit, in Lloydminster, Alberta & Saskatchewan, for Cold Primary and Thermal.

Within the team I gave geological drilling operations support to the area geologists and engineers.

Also worked closely with drilling and regulatory on a daily basis for licensing information, and the drilling rig schedule and drilling information for operations.

Write up and send out well programs by emails to our well-site supervisors and well-site geologists; this consists of me gathering data and information from the geological prognosis; Well View, APPIAN, Site View and communicating with the area geologists and engineers to validate accurate information on drilling their locations. This would generally consist of the well license, surveys, directional programs, drilling stick diagram, re-confirm logging information, lease cut/fill info, samples/coring requirements and whether or not a well-site geologist is required; offset logs and cross sections from the area geologists, and any other information that may be of importance for the field staff.

Check the drilling stick diagram against the geological prognosis, survey, well license, preliminary formations and directional programs (if it’s a directional well); to ensure that all information from these various sources match with each other.

Order geological supplies (i.e. bags/vials for drill cuttings that may be required by the board or company).

Address inquires from the field in a timely fashion and well versed with rig scheduling, timing and requirements of drills.

Coordinate well-site geologists for work, from geological consulting companies.

Strong communication skills and excellent working relationships with vendors, field and office staff.

Promote safety culture to field staff.

Make recommendations if operational procedures are miss-aligned (i.e. if wells are too deviated for wire-line pressure tests. If Gamma at bit may be required, to better tie-in coring information. If TD over hole is inadequate for acquiring logging information. Depending on the design or angle of a well, check with the wire line Sales Rep, what tools may or may not be best for type well.

Various other projects or duties as assigned.

Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, Alberta 2000-2009

Staff Geological Technologist

Construct various types of maps such as geological, drilling activity, production, seismic shot point maps and land maps.

Well and land data updates from geological software programs such as, GeoGraphics, Accumap, and Heigis.

Digitizing contour maps, scanning maps and geo-referencing and importing images into,


Data entering the formation tops into Well view for our regulatory dept. to submit to the Saskatchewan board.

Importing Las files, directional / horizontal surveys into GeoGraphics

Hand registering raster logs or importing raster logs electronically from MJ LogSleuth into GeoGraphics.

Various other projects or duties as assigned.

Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, Alberta 1999 – 2000

Exploration Geological Technician

My area of work was in the Foothills region, from southern Alberta, British Columbia up into parts of the North WestTerritories. Primary responsibility within the team was geological support to the Geologists.

Constructed various types of maps such as geological, pipeline, seismic shot point maps and land maps.

Generated synthetics and deviated synthetics.

Updated monthly land sale maps.

Compiled geological data such as core analysis, DST and production data, logs for the purpose of exploring and evaluating potential plays.

Assisted in compiling data from various resources to evaluate an area in Quebec.

Software I utilized for these projects were: Accumap, MSI Capture 3.0, Earth Vision, MapQ, and GMA-plus.

Various other projects or duties as assigned.

Encal Energy Ltd., Calgary, Alberta 1999

Geological Technician (Contract Project)

Creating a log library of every well in the Fort St. John area, which consisted of copying the logs, splicing them and marking all tests on the logs.

Gulf Canada Resources Ltd., Calgary, Alberta 1997 – 1999

Exploration Geological Technician

My area of work was in the south region, working both Clastics and Carbonates, in developing prospects in the Richdale area. Primary responsibility within the team was geological technical support to the geologists.

Constructed cross-sections and correlation.

Maintained well status information on a spreadsheet and on a map, for joint venture our company had in the Richdale area,

Constructed geological, production, facilities, and pipeline maps on Argus.

Update electronically, drilling activity and land maps on Argus.

Constructed Geophysical Synthetics on GMA.

Stampeder Exploration Ltd.Calgary, Alberta 1997

Geological Technician, Exploration

My areas of work were in Northwestern Alberta: Gordondale, Blueberry, Manning, Worsley, Chinchaga, and Adsett.

Compiled geological data, well history, and production history, for the purpose of exploring, studying and evaluating potential plays.

Constructed maps from Accumap.

Constructed cross-sections.

Posted daily well locations and well status on the area maps.

Updated land postings and results on the land maps.

Gilbert Lausten Jung Associate Ltd. 1993 – 1997

Petroleum Consultants,Calgary, Alberta

Geological Technician

Obtained well history information for the geologists by researching, analyzing, and investigating well information for the purpose of property evaluations, mergers, acquisitions and formation studies.

Compiled this information by computer, written studies, client’s well files and public information at the Alberta Energy Board.


Southern Alberta Institute of Technology 1998

Geological Technician Certificate Program (certificate)

Professional Training

P.E.I.C.E 2013

Introduction to Onshore Drilling

Introduction to Drilling Fluids

Introduction to Directional/Horizontal Drilling

Southern AlbertaInstitute of Technology 1998

Well site Production and Operations,

Rotary Drilling

Ayrton Exploration Consultants Ltd. 1998

Geology for Non-Geologists

Baker Oil Tools Ltd. 1998

Fundamentals of Dill Stem Testing

W. D. M. Smith, P., Geol. 1998

Western Canada Well Log Interpretation

Core Laboratories. 1996

Basic Course on the Fundamentals of Core Samples

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