BSc (Earth Sciences) , 2010
Taylor Olson earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 2010 with a major in Earth Science. Upon graduating and being chosen as SFU’s representative for the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) Student Industry Field Trip (SIFT), Taylor began a rewarding career in Calgary with Cenovus Energy Inc.
As part of her New Grad training, Taylor has worked on exploration drilling programs in Northern Alberta for emerging oil sands projects and reservoir characterization of Mississippian carbonates in SE Saskatchewan for Enhanced Oil Recovery methods. Her corporate field training has taken her to a multitude of locations: from local treasures, such as mud-clast breccia outcrops in Fort McMurray and Drumheller, to bioherms in New Mexico and modern-day ooid shoals in Turks and Caicos. Taylor currently works as a Development Geologist in the iconic Weyburn oil field and world’s largest CO2 sequestration project.
Taylor owns a house in Calgary with her boyfriend and two overweight cats. She has been an active member and volunteer with the CSPG since graduating in 2010, becoming the SIFT Committee’s youngest chair to date in 2013 and 2014, respectfully. When she’s not volunteering, she is painting abstract art for charity and pretending to be a foodie.
- Written by the Faculty of Science