Becky Mulkey (BS Geology, 2011)

Wellsite Geologist in North Dakota

I have spent the last 5 years working in the Oil Industry. Almost all of that on rigs in different parts of the world from Oklahoma to Alaska to the North Sea. I have been fortunate to be part of several interesting projects. And I have to say I kind of love it. Every day brings new changes and the people you get to work with are varied and interesting. I never expected to see some of the places I have gotten to go with this job.

I am currently working as a Wellsite Geologist for Sunburst Consulting in North Dakota. The job is pretty awesome. I get to deal with complex geology while on a drilling rig. My title is Geosteerer but what that means is that I get to tell the rig what to do to stay in our zone. Sometimes the zone is only a 4' window and we have to stay in the exact middle. I use a verity of tools from sample descriptions to gamma interpretation. It's very challenging and rewarding work.

When we are not drilling there is always hiking in the Badlands. North Dakota get a bad rap (well-deserved in January) but there is some fascinating geology and beautiful landscapes if you know where to look!

When I'm not working I live in Italy and travel the world as much as I can. Geology changed my life and I wouldn't have it any other way!

My company is always looking for good geologists if any of the new grads need work!

Information last updated on Aug 17, 2018