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     Date Submitted:03-05-2012
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     Current job:Planetary Geologist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsPlanetary Geologist Resources Exploration Applied science and engineering Project management
    CV

    QUALIFICATIONS

     

    Forty years experience in applied science and engineering involving work on geologic, volcanologic; hydrogeologic, geotechnical, and engineering projects in western North America; on planetary geology resource exploration; and in education.  Field experience in Alaska, California, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Canada, Mexico, and Iceland. This experience includes the following:

     

    ·         40 years as a subject matter expert in geologic and engineering practices and research in western North America, including professional consultation for the State of California as a Registered Professional Geologist developing state-testing requirements for registration of geologist, geophysicist, and engineering professionals; and as an expert witness for the State of Texas Railroad Commission providing testimony on the development of legal requirements for the oil & gas industry (including issues for oil and gas drilling procedures, field development, and well spacing; and reservoir/fluid hydrodynamic evaluation issues).

     

    ·         21 years experience in petroleum and mining exploration, including surface and subsurface mapping; drilling and reservoir engineering; geophysical borehole log and seismic data analyses; economic evaluations; hydrodynamics of petroleum and mineral accumulations; training of staff; and wellsite supervision of field operations.

     

    ·         15 years experience in hazardous waste site investigation and remediation, including project management; remedial investigations; report preparation; hydrogeologic studies; design and construction of monitoring and remediation systems; training of staff; supervision of subcontractors; management of clients; and negotiating with regulatory agencies.

     

    ·         15 years management experience in the petroleum industry (consisting of supervision of a staff of 34 professionals and support personnel; management of a $20 million drilling and land acquisition budget; and forming and managing an independent oil and gas company) and the environmental remediation industry (consisting of management of an annual $500,000 investigation and remediation budget and a staff of 6 professionals and support personnel).

     

    ·         15 years experience in teaching geology and applied science/engineering to professionals and at the K-6 grade levels, including training geologists and geologic engineering technicians in applied science and field procedures; unpaid volunteer work, on a regular basis, in the public school system; a paid position with the CSU Sacramento Continuing Education Department; and organizing and co-leading volcanology field trips in California, Oregon, Iceland, and Mexico.

     

    ·         9 years experience in planetary geology and space resources exploration, including development of a draft concept text on exploration and development of planetary resources on the inner terrestrial planets (including summaries of planetary characteristics; geologic histories; stratigraphic correlations; and topographic and terrain features of terrestrial planets and satellites); and studies on space mission analysis and design.

     

    ·         4 years experience in global climate change issues and predictions, including analysis of natural and cultural factors contributing to global warming and cooling; identification of potential areas of impact from global warming; and outlining potential mitigation responses to the effects of climate change for incorporation into general planning for urban and agricultural areas.

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    Consulting Work

     

    2006 – present    Provided geologic expertise to oil and gas exploration companies and to environmental remediation companies.  Part-time science teaching at the K-6 grade levels.

     

    planetary geology and climate change

     

    2001 – 2010    Responsibilities included project management and fundraising; research and compilation of planetary data; and preparation of unpublished documents related to targeting specific resources for colonization of the terrestrial planets (using applied science and engineering); including:

    ·         compilation of a lithostratigraphic geologic correlation chart of the terrestrial planets of the inner Solar System (including terrestrial satellites of the planets of the outer Solar System);

    ·         merging of NASA and ESA global geochemistry and radar maps with corresponding planetary imagery maps (incorporating surface geologic and global tectonic features with individual planetary geologic history); and

    ·         studies of climate change on terrestrial planets and satellites (using Earth as the 1storder evolutionary model) in response to planetary accretion; asteroid and cometary impactor events; evolution of volatile constituents in planetary atmospheres and oceans; tectonic evolution; biologic evolution; and second-order events (such as glaciation cycles and changes in sea level).

     

    PlanGeo Exploration and Development, Sacramento, California (2001-2010)

    (Planetary Geologist and Scientist)

     

    Environmental Site Investigation and Remediation

     

    1991 - 2006                   Responsibilities included project management; remedial investigations; report preparation; hydrogeologic studies; design and construction of vadose and groundwater monitoring and remediation systems; client management; and negotiating with regulatory agencies.

     

    Environmental Resources Management, Sacramento, California (1997-2006)

    (Project Manager; Senior Geologist)

                                    Terranext/Industrial Compliance, Sacramento, California (1993-1997)

    (Senior Geologist; Staff Geologist)

                                    Versar, Inc., Fair Oaks, California (1991-1993)

    (Staff Geologist)

    Oil and gas exploration and production

     

    1985 - 1990                   Founded a private oil and gas company to generate prospects using seismic and subsurface mapping; evaluate producing properties; acquire leases; and operate oil and gas wells in California.  Drilled 14 prospects from 1986 through 1989, seven of which were completed as natural gas producers.  Projects were operated by Aristata; marketed to the California petroleum industry; or placed to a variety of private investors for drilling and development.

    Aristata Exploration, Inc., Roseville, California (1985-1990)

     

    1974 – 1984                  Oil and gas exploration and production - responsibilities included:

    ·         Planning and implementation of an exploration budget and exploration strategy;

    ·         Generating exploratory and offset drilling prospects (including preparation of cross-sections, subsurface and surface mapping, geophysical and seismic data evaluation, and reports);

    ·         Recommendation of property acquisitions for drilling prospects;

    ·         Advising engineering staff on drilling procedures, well completions, and economic evaluations;

    ·         Supervision of professional and support staff and trained geologists;

    ·         Supervision of geophysical and seismic activities;

    ·         Conducting petrophysical analyses using geophysical logs and core analyses;

    ·         Wellsite geology and engineering.

               

    Texas Oil & Gas Corp. - Midland, TX and Sacramento, CA (1978-1984)

    (District Exploration Manager; District Geologist; Geologist)

    Gulf Oil Corporation - Goldsmith, Crane, and Odessa, TX (1974-1978)

                                    (Senior Geologist; Geologist)

    Geology

     

    1970 - 1974                   Assisted in regional geologic studies of various regions in New Mexico, under the supervision of the State Geologist.

    New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources, Socorro, NM (1970-1974)

     

    Mining Exploration

     

    1970 - 1971                   Conducted reconnaissance geologic field work over two field seasons, exploring for base metal mineral deposits in Southeast Alaska.

    El Paso Natural Gas Company, Ketchikan, Alaska (1970-1971)

     

    EDUCATION

     

                        Continuing education classes in subsurface facies analysis; hydrogeology; petrophysical analysis (geophysical and whole rock core); carbonate and terrigenous depositional systems; exploration economics; reservoir engineering; applications of computer technology; seismic prospecting; hazardous waste management; statistical evaluation of analytical data; interpretation of terrestrial planetary geology, stratigraphy, tectonics, and potential resources to support planetary colonization efforts.

     

    M.S. Geology Candidate (1974)            New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, New Mexico.

     

    B.S. Geology (1972)                        New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, New Mexico.

     

    REGISTRATION

     

    State of California Professional Geologist (No. 5560)

     

    PUBLICATIONS

     

    Kuehn, Steve and Jensen, James G., 2006, Newberry Volcano, Oregon: Volcanological Society of Sacramento Guidebook.

     

    Jensen, James G., 2005, A Comparison of Noachian-Age Spherules on Mars with Archean-Age Impact Spherules and Jurassic-Age Sedimentary Spherules on Earth – Age vs Origin vs Petrography: Open–File Report.

     

    Jensen, James G., 2005, Comparative Stratigraphy of the Inner Terrestrial Planets – A Draft Perspective: Open–File Report.

     

    Jensen, James G., 2004, Preliminary Re-evaluation of the Proposed Existence of Subsurface Water on Mars and the Moon from Existing Geophysical and Geochemical Data: Open-File Report.

     

    Franzson, Hjalti and Jensen, James G., 2003, Geology of Southern Iceland: Volcanological Society of Sacramento Guidebook.

     

    Moore, James G. and Jensen, James G., 2000, Orbicular Diorites at Fisher Lake, Central Sierra Nevada Mountains, California: Volcanological Society of Sacramento Guidebook.

     

    Jensen, James G., 1980, Precambrian Geology of the Llano Uplift, Central Texas: West Texas Geol. Soc., Pub. No. 80-73, p. 9-27.

     

    Foster, Roy W., and Jensen, James G., 1974, Oil and Gas Potential of a Proposed Site for the Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste: New Mexico Bur. Mines & Min. Res. Open File Report, 296 pages.

     

    Foster, Roy W., and Jensen, James G., 1972, Carbon Dioxide in Northeast New Mexico: New Mexico Geol. Soc. 23rd Field Conference Guidebook, p. 192-200.


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