Interview with Jana Alabdullatif

Welcome to another Geo-Insider interview on sedimentology!

Introduction

We want to thank sincerely Jana Alabdullatif for sharing with us her time and expertise! 

Jana Alabdullatif is a Clastic Sedimentologist from Saudi Arabia. In 2015, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Geophysics with minors in Mathematics and Geology from Texas A&M University, and joined Aramco soon after as an Exploration Geophysicist. Throughout her experiences in industry, Jana cultivated an open outlook towards all disciplines and pushed the boundaries of a typical job description, later switching to become a Clastic Sedimentologist. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Geological Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, where she focuses on the dynamic interactions in modern and ancient shallow marine clastic systems.

Alongside her technical contributions, Jana focuses on extending her outreach in various aspects. Out of her many geoscience contributions in Saudi Arabia, Jana has taught geosciences to high school girls, collaborated with King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals as a field geoscience mentor for undergraduate field trips, and designed students and young professionals’ programs and core workshops for local and international conferences. As a continuation, Jana looks forward to widening her contributions as a current Geoscience Ambassador at the University of Texas at Austin.

Get to Know

     In this interview you will find out…

  • What is clastic sedimentology, and why is it important?
  • What is diagenesis?
  • What determines the quality of reservoirs?
  • What makes the work of a geologist in industry different from work otherwise done only in a laboratory setting?
  • and more!!!
 
 
 
 

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Thank you so much for watching!!! 

We invite you to view other Geo-Insider content on sedimentology as well!

Special thanks to Courtney Jermyn, Director of ESM, for making this interview possible!