Geologists in Nigeria are like a goldmine that everyone wants a piece of. This is due to the fact that geology is one of the leading physical science professions in the world, with tonnes of job opportunities and specializations in different industries.
Our planet and its inhabitants are facing various challenges due to climatic changes and other pollution factors. Mankind is constantly faced with depleting energy sources, ripping the earth’s surface apart, and increasing pollution which has been causing a lot of environmental issues across the world.
Well, it will interest you to know that all our constant abuse and neglect of the earth has been creating enhanced career opportunities for geologists and geophysicists (with a lot of income too), to satisfy the demands for improved environmental factors.
Where Can A Geologist Work In Nigeria?
100 Companies Geologists Can Work In Nigeria are;
- Fosad Consulting
- Oil Refining Company Limited
- Eroton Exploration And Production Company
- Lextorah LDS
- Bluepoint Global Services Limited
- Tongyi Group Nigeria Limited
- Halliburton Energy Services Nigeria Limited
- DANGOTE Nigeria Group
- CGC Nigeria Limited
- Petroplan Limited
- Amaiden Energy Nigeria Limited
- Exxon Mobil Nigeria
- Beazer Homes USA, Inc.
- Tongyi Allied Mining Limited
- International Business Machines Corporation
- Fluor Corporation
- Shell Nigeria
- Geoterrain Nigeria Limited
- RSC Geological Services
- Verity Geosolutions Nigeria Limited
- Field Offshore Design Engineering (FODE)
- Mcfussion Company Limited
- Saltire Mineral Resources Nigeria Limited
- Skangix Development Limited
- Abeny Mining Nigeria Limited (AMNL)
- Blockmine mining company
- Gateway Mining Company Limited
- Orbitwaves Geosciences Company Limited
- Energy & Mineral Resources Limited
- Carrillon Nigeria Limited
- Applied Engineering Technology Initiative
- AETI Power Systems and Controls Limited
- Deep Blue Energy Services Limited
- Batelitwin Services Limited
- Evaton Oil and Gas Limited
- Afe Babalola University
- Green Habitat Initiative (GHI)
- The Norwegian Refugee Council
- Jhpiego Nigeria
- Ascentech Services Limited
- SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria (SOS CV Nigeria)
- Sellafield Energy Resources Limited
- Schlumberger Nigeria Limited
- Eni Nigeria
- Solidarites International (SI)
- Bingham University
- Esetech Global Resource
- Eta Zuma Mining and Industries Limited
- Eden Solutions and Resources Limited
- Kusamotu & Kusamotu Nigeria
- Sweat Works Limited
- NCCE Mining Limited
- Global Africa Mines and Quarry Limited
- Mosra Enerji Nigeria Limited
- Zuma Group Nigeria
- Zuma 828 Coal Limited
- Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
- AFTRAC Nigeria Limited
- BUA (LASUCO) Sugar Plantation
- Team Ace
- The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
- Nicole Sinclair Nigeria Limited
- Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
- GEONEL Holdings Limited
- Geocardinal Engineering Services Limited
- Corporate HeadHunters Nigeria Limited
- Kaibo International Nigeria Limited
- Total Nigeria Plc
- Secours Islamique France (SIF)
- Asharami Energy Limited
- The Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG)
- Rossland Group
- The United Nations Environment Programme
- Sellafield Energy Resources Limited
- The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
- Willers Solutions Limited
- Equinor Nigeria
- BluePoint Global Services Limited
- Hobark International Limited (HIL)
- Onstream Group Nigeria
- Hulla & Co Human Dynamics KG
- C&I Leasing Plc
- University of Lagos (UNILAG)
- Sanofi Nigeria Limited
- Wesley University, Ondo (WESLEYUNI)
- The Akwa Ibom State Civil Service Commission
- University of Ilorin, Kwara
- Achievers University, Owo
- Petrok Oil and Gas Services Limited
- Elizade University
- Eroton Exploration and Production Company Limited
- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
- Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA)
- Risk Control Services Nigeria Limited
- Richflood International Limited
- The Defence Space Administration (DSA)
- Mosra Enerji Limited
- The Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa State
- African Industries Group
- Risten Development Company Nigeria Limited
What Is The Work Of A Geologist?
A geologist is a person who works to analyze the history of the planet, to better predict the future, and explain current occurrences.
Geologists in Nigeria study earth processes such as landslides, floods, weathering, land survey, building evaluation, road construction, regular analysis and maintenance of bridges & flyovers, and formulation of safe construction plans. In other words, they act as physical monitors to ensure buildings and road constructions are safe for everyone.
How Many Years Does It Take To Study Geology In Nigeria?
If you are a fan of history and geography, then geology combines the best of both worlds to give you a whirlwind experience. You would be practicing what you love, and loving what you practice all at once.
It takes between 3 and 4 years to earn a B.Sc. qualification (non-technical university) & 5 years for a B-Tech qualification (technical university) in Nigeria.
These days, it is also possible to get a geology degree from an online university. This generally takes between
How Much Are Geologists Paid In Nigeria?
Geologists in Nigeria are paid according to the industry they work with. The three major industries are;
- Oil and gas
- Mining and refining
The oil and gas industry has the highest salary structure in the industry.
Entry-level geologists are paid between 200,000 and 350,000 Naira. Senior geologists or geologists with over 5 years of experience are generally paid between 700,000 and 800,000 Naira (depending on the level of expertise, company, and other factors).
The excavation industry is where geologists tend to have their individual or freelance practice. This is due to the fact that it is the easiest to start up when compared with the other two industries.
The salary of an entry-level geologist here is between 80,000 and 150,000 Naira. While a senior level geologist will earn between 250,000 and 350,000 Naira.
The mining industry has a salary structure of between 150,000 to 300,000 Naira for entry-level geologists and anything above 320,000 Naira for more than five years of work experience.
Is Geology Lucrative In Nigeria?
The answer is a resounding yes. There are quite a number of job descriptions under the field of geology where you can explore, go knees deep in, while also earning a comfortable income.
Some of the available job titles in geology are:
- Field assistant
- Mine Geologist
- MUD Logger
- Consulting Geologist
- Environmental Field Technician
- Assistant Geologist
- Assistant lecturer
- Field Analyst
Each of these job titles is highly sought after in the industry, with attractive salary packages and incentives. You can also run a side business, also in the field of geology at the same time.
A geologist can work anywhere, and in any industry, I mean what organization can survive without quality land survey and construction maintenance?
To further buttress the fact that a geologist can function comfortably in any industry, here is a list of plausible industries that require the expertise of geologists year-round:
- Oil and gas
- Information Technology
Conclusion: the information provided in this post is aimed at guiding our readers on geology as a profession and we hope it helps.