1. Robert J Trainor
1899 - 45th Street NW
Geologist with masters degree experienced in geological supervision and analysis, in
tandem with supervision of directional drilling subcontractors to land and complete
horizontal gas, heavy and light oil wells. Experience with sandstone, shale, and carbonate
reservoirs in Canada and the United States including cased, barefoot, multi-leg, SAGD,
experimental and under-balanced wells. Structurally challenging (folded, faulted) and thin
reservoir targets commonplace. Clear, real-time communication of well progress to client
company and between multiple wellsight disciplines a central role. Completely ﬂexible on
short notice and remote work locations and relocation.
Wellsite Geologist, RPS Energy, Calgary Alberta, 2010-2016
Responsibilities - Wellsite geological analysis and supervision of directional drilling to
land and complete horizontal wells. Authored and submitted drilling reports,
recommendations, striplogs and catalogued samples at the completion of each well.
Client companies include - Talisman Energy, Conoco Phillips, Cenovus Energy, Laricina
Energy Ltd., Longview Oil Corp., Dee Three Oil Corp., Granite Oil Corp.
Formations, units, reservoirs include but not limited to - Bakken Sand/Siltstone, Midale
Dolomite (Williston Basin), Grossmont Carbonate, Marcellus Shale, Evie Shale (Horn
River Frm), Cummings-Dina Member (Manville Grp), Cardium Sanstone, Glauconite
Sandstone, Belly River (channel & basal) Sandstones, Waseca Sandstone.
Skills - Wellsite, real-time microscopic lab analysis of drill cuttings to determine reservoir
quality, plotting TVD logs to pick formation tops, adjusting directional targets. Installing
and maintaining gas detector and wellsight lab. Integrate gas, MWD data and drilling
parameters with sample observations to determine well-path location with respect to
optimal reservoir. Combined all said data with well-path plots and lithological
microdescriptions to produce comprehensive, concise, striplogs to update clients in real-
time. At well completion authored, edited and submitted drilling reports, striplogs and
catalogued samples. Excelled as communication hub between wellsite and home ofﬁces
across multiple disciplines often with commonly changing and challenging personnel to
keep well-path in the target reservoir when it would have otherwise not have been,
(commonly deviating from pre-spud plans). Experienced with geo-steering and striplog
2. software to adjust directional targets and present formation models. Basic computer
proﬁcient, (word processing, spreadsheets, photoshop, report writing, presentations, etc.).
Teaching Assistant Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA, 2000-2010
Researcher, lab instructor, substitute lecturer for; structural, mineralogy, hydrology,
igneous-metamorphic university courses. Assisted in revamping of the geology 101 labs/
improving lab instruction and teaching materials.
The Pub; General Manager, Athens, Ohio (second job), 2003-2010
Responsible for day to day running of business including stafﬁng, supervising, ordering
supplies, promotions and light accounting.
Geological Researcher,Tamaulipas Prov., Mexico April-July, 2000
Geological mapping, sampling and interpretation of large previously largely
uninvestigated tectonic package. Responsible for budgeting, scheduling, logistics/
planning, data collection, interpretation and reporting.
Environmental Monitor, STATIA Terminals/Pt.Tupper Marine Services Ltd., Port
Hawkesbury, Novas Scotia, Canada, June-August 1999
PTMS Ltd. - Field leader for development of shoreline environmental assessment and
logistics planning for rapid-response oil spill containment/clean up program.
STATIA - On-site environmental ground water monitoring and sampling of
recommissioned petroleum tank farm.
Ohio University — Masters in Geological Earth Sciences/Geology
Masters Level courses: Sequence Stratigraphy, Structural Geology, Igneous and
Metamorphic Petrology, Subsurface Methods, Geophysics, Computational Methods,
Hydrology. Completed Masters thesis titled: 'Structural/Kimematic and Metamorphic
analysis of the Mesoproterozoic Novillo Gneiss', included three months of independent
ﬁeld work in Mexico.
St. Francis Xavier University — Adv. BSc. in Earth Sciences
Undergraduate Courses: Stratigraphy/Sedimentology, Paleontology, Advanced Structure,
Mineralogy, Metamorphic, Igneous and Sedimentary Petrology, Ore/Economic Geology,
Oceanography, Advanced Environmental Geochemistry, Hydrogeology, Environmental
Geoscience, Earth History. Three ﬁeld methods courses (included ﬁeld data collection,
mapping, and interpretation). Completion of thesis, (including ﬁeld mapping and
sampling) titled: ‘Neoproterozoic History of the Hollow Fault: northern margin:
Greendale Complex, Nova Scotia, Canada.’
St. Francis Xavier University — Adv. BA. Political Science
Concentrating on public policy and international politics.
3. INDUSTRY COURSES
Carbonate microscopic classiﬁcation and porosity analysis
Porosity and Permeability classiﬁcation
eGSO (Electronic General Safety Orientation)
PST (Petroleum Safety Training)
Mary Tramble Award; excellence in ﬁeld mapping (St. Francis Xavier University).
Trainor, R.J., Nance, R.D., Keppie, J.D. 2011, ‘Tectonothermal history of the Mesopro-
terozoic Novillo Gneiss of eastern Mexico: support for a coherent Oaxaquia microconti-
nent’, Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, v. 28. núm. 3, p. 580-592, View online
J.B. Murphy, J.D. Keppie, J. Stacey, R. Trainor 2001, ‘Deciphering the Neoproterozoic
history of the Hollow Fault, Avalon terrane, mainland Nova Scotia’, Journal of Structural
Geology, Volume 23, Issues 6–7, Pages 1067-1077, View abstract
Hockey; junior level, still play recreationally .
Rugby; university level, still play recreationally.
Geology; Science symposiums, rock-hounding.
Woodwork; Build custom furniture.
Dr. R. Damian Nance, Distinguished Professor at Ohio University, Dept. of Geological
Sciences, 316 Clippinger Labs, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 740-593-1107.
Devon Grifﬁths, Geologist, Granite Oil Corp., 2200, 520-3rd Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P
0R3. e-mail: dgrifﬁths@graniteoil.ca, Phone(ofﬁce): 403-984-6343