The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) is seeking a motivated geology or geophysics student for a summer internship.
The AOGCC is an independent, quasi-judicial agency that oversees all oil and gas drilling, development and production, reservoir depletion and metering operations in the State of Alaska. We strive for cooperation with industry, while enforcing well-defined and essential regulatory requirements. The AOGCC is responsible for preventing waste, protecting correlative rights, ensuring greater ultimate recovery and protecting underground sources of freshwater, while protecting public health, safety and the environment. The AOGCC administers the Federal Underground Injection Control (UIC) program for enhanced oil recovery and underground disposal of oil field waste in Alaska. The AOGCC serves as an adjudicatory forum for resolving certain oil and gas disputes between owners, including the State.
The successful candidate for this intern position will receive training in practical petroleum geology while learning the regulatory responsibilities of the AOGCC, including learning the appropriate statutes and regulations that are relevant to operations. The intern will be introduced to the geological, drilling, production and reservoir engineering aspects of petroleum geology, and he or she will gain experience with software applications used by geologists in the petroleum industry. The intern will be responsible for an important project concerning identification of potentially bypassed gas pay in North Slope exploration wells by analyzing mud logs, wireline logs, well records and other data. The intern may make one or more trips to the Cook Inlet and/or the North Slope to observe oil and gas field operations. In addition, the intern will be assigned one or more specific projects or studies, to be determined, customized to his or her educational background, as well as the current needs of the AOGCC. At the end of the intern's tenure, he or she will give a presentation to AOGCC staff, members of the public, industry and other State agencies regarding his or her project.
If you are a Junior or Senior in the geology or geophysics fields with training in structural geology, stratigraphy, or petroleum science and you are seeking a challenging and relevant internship, we strongly encourage you to apply!