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« on: 16/05/2011 03:23:14 »
I haven't seen any posts with anyone describing themselves as hydrologists but I'm curious if there are any who view the board. I believe this is the area in Geology I would like to pursue so if there are any out there please stand up and let me know.  :)


 

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« Reply #1 on: 16/05/2011 05:44:10 »
JimBob worked in hydrology.  I only know enough to be dangerous.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 16/05/2011 22:53:47 »

JimBob worked in hydrology. 


He certainly knows how to plumb the depths.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 17/05/2011 00:26:51 »
I see the "Scotch-" or Scots-man (both apply) is in his cups again.
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On subject: I cannot give much advice. Only a small part of what a real hydrologist does involves subsurface water studies. This is what I predominantly have done when working with water resources.  This does not apply directly to subjects such as aquifer capture and replenishing, runoff evaluation, lake level forecasting - and the myriad other things that are associated with hydrology, I really cannot give much advice.

My I suggest that you do a little research as to what the job description is? Look up hydrology on WIKIPEDIA, etc.  Then come back and discuss your results - we all can learn.



 
 

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« Reply #4 on: 17/05/2011 02:02:50 »
JimBob worked in hydrology.  I only know enough to be dangerous.

JimBob, I thought you were one of those evil oil types.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 17/05/2011 04:21:26 »
JimBob worked in hydrology.  I only know enough to be dangerous.

JimBob, I thought you were one of those evil oil types.

I am    - but if it is subsurface hydro-geology I can do it without much of a problem - almost in my sleep. Just several LESS layers of complexity. I do not need to worry which phase of the fluids in the system are the most, next and least significant. There is only one fluid to consider - water - and thus the Darcy Equation becomes SOOOOO much more simple.

In the oil biz there are water-wet reservoirs, oil wet reservoirs and, rarely, mixed. Then there is the pressure equilibrium to consider - when does gas become liquid and what does that do to the system? How much of a water drive is present and can it be quantified? What is the paraffin content of the hydrocarbon and how much will it influence the economics of production (not all can be sold as "Petroleum Jelly." Someone invented KY)

Just water is so much more simple.


 

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« Reply #6 on: 17/05/2011 20:00:51 »
JimBob worked in hydrology.  I only know enough to be dangerous.

JimBob, I thought you were one of those evil oil types.

I am    - but if it is subsurface hydro-geology I can do it without much of a problem - almost in my sleep. Just several LESS layers of complexity. I do not need to worry which phase of the fluids in the system are the most, next and least significant. There is only one fluid to consider - water - and thus the Darcy Equation becomes SOOOOO much more simple.

In the oil biz there are water-wet reservoirs, oil wet reservoirs and, rarely, mixed. Then there is the pressure equilibrium to consider - when does gas become liquid and what does that do to the system? How much of a water drive is present and can it be quantified? What is the paraffin content of the hydrocarbon and how much will it influence the economics of production (not all can be sold as "Petroleum Jelly." Someone invented KY)

Just water is so much more simple.




Unfortunately that is a lot of greek to me : )

I'm such a noob at this I completely re-define the word noobness. Hopefully this time next year I'll be able to start sniffing a grad program. So many pre-reqs to get through, so little time.
 

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