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    Personal Financial Advisors

    Devise methods to improve oil and gas well production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs. Oversee drilling and offer technical advice to achieve economical and satisfactory progress.

    Assess costs and estimate the production capabilities and economic value of oil and gas wells, in order to evaluate the economic viability of potential drilling sites. Monitor production rates, and plan rework processes in order to improve production. Analyze data in order to recommend placement of wells and supplementary processes to enhance production. Specify and supervise well modification and stimulation programs, in order to maximize oil and gas recovery. Direct and monitor the completion and evaluation of wells, well testing, and well surveys. Assist engineering and other personnel to solve operating problems. Develop plans for oil and gas field drilling, and for product recovery and treatment. Maintain records of drilling and production operations. Confer with scientific, engineering, and technical personnel in order to resolve design, research, and testing problems. Write technical reports for engineering and management personnel. Evaluate findings in order to develop, design, or test equipment or processes. Assign work to staff in order to obtain maximum utilization of personnel. Interpret drilling and testing information for personnel. Design and implement environmental controls on oil and gas operations. Coordinate the installation, maintenance, and operation of mining and oil field equipment. Supervise the removal of drilling equipment, the removal of any waste, and the safe return of land to structural stability when wells or pockets are exhausted. Inspect oil and gas wells in order to determine that installations are completed. Simulate reservoir performance for different recovery techniques, using computer models. Take samples in order to assess the amount and quality of oil, the depth at which resources lie, and the equipment needed to properly extract them. Coordinate activities of workers engaged in research, planning, and development. Design or modify mining and oil field machinery and tools, applying engineering principles. Test machinery and equipment in order to ensure that it is safe and conforms to performance specifications. Conduct engineering research experiments in order to improve or modify mining and oil machinery and operations.

    Engineering and Technology -- Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. Mathematics -- Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Physics -- Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes. Computers and Electronics -- Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. Administration and Management -- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Production and Processing -- Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. Chemistry -- Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. Economics and Accounting -- Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data. Design -- Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems. Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. Troubleshooting -- Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. Science -- Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems. Active Learning -- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

    Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. Mathematical Reasoning -- The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. Flexibility of Closure -- The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.

    Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. Analyzing Data or Information -- Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Processing Information -- Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information -- Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.