Michael Raiwet

Box 265
Stoughton, SK
S0G 4T0
I have 5+ years experience in the oil and gas industry. I am capable with and/or have experience with everything from power tools and heavy equipment to intermediate web development and entry-level programming. I seek new challenges and experiences and am motivated to learn and understand skills and ideas that I am unfamiliar with.

Employment History

  • Summer 2014, September 2017—Present

    Floorhand

    Alliance Drilling Ltd., Estevan, Saskatchewan

    My role as a floorhand included various housekeeping roles, as well the many obligations assigned to a floorhand that are necessary for a drilling rig to successfully drill a well.

  • June 2017—September 2017

    Junior Geologist

    SSR Mining Inc., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    I was hired as part of a short-term soil sampling program at the Seabee mine in northern Saskatchewan. The project was suspended in October 2016 due to an unexpected blizzard, and resumed in June 2017. The project concluded over a month ahead of schedule due to our sampling rate. My responsibilities include hiking from station to station, soil sampling, using a GPS and compass to navigate, organizing and preparing samples for shipment, and data entry.

  • Summer 2015, June 2016—May 2017

    Labourer

    Prairie Storm Contracting Ltd., Stoughton, Saskatchewan

    Duties included assisting the contractor complete various tasks required to complete a job. These involved the use of various power tools, picking up materials from suppliers, keeping a clean work area, performing various tasks, often unaccompanied.

  • September 2016—October 2016

    Junior Geologist

    Silver Standard Resources Inc., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    I was hired as part of a short-term soil sampling program at the Seabee mine this past fall. My responsibilities included hiking from station to station, soil sampling, using a GPS and compass to navigate, organizing and preparing samples for shipment, and data entry.

  • April 2016—June 2016

    Deli Clerk

    Save On Foods, Regina, Saskatchewan

    Position taken while finishing university degree and to transition into the job market. Duties include housekeeping, helping customers and preparing deli orders for the attached restaurant.

  • 2007—2009; Summers in 2010, 2012—2013

    Floorhand

    Advance Drilling Ltd., Estevan, Saskatchewan

    As a floorhand there are many associated responsibilities and housekeeping duties. These include tripping in and out pipe, running casing, cleaning buildings assisting the driller, and many more.

  • June 2011—December 2011

    Motorhand

    Advance Drilling Ltd., Estevan, Saskatchewan

    I worked as a motorhand for several months in 2011. The motorhand’s responsibilities are similar to that of a floorhand but do include additional tasks: operating the front end loader, changing oil in large motors and daily rig maintenance.

  • October 2006—February 2007

    Driver

    Canadian Sub-Service Ltd., Estevan, Saskatchewan

    As the driver it was my responsibility to drive the wireline truck to and from each job location, assemble the wireline tools, and manage the wireline as it is spooled into and out of the hole. Additionally, when in the shop, I was assigned various housekeeping tasks. I was generally on call, and often would work long/unusual hours.

  • 2002—2006

    Cashier

    Stoughton Meat Market & Family Foods, Stoughton, Saskatchewan

    During high school, I worked as a cashier at my local grocery store. My responsibilities included working the cashier, cleaning floors and bathrooms, making deliveries, keeping shelves organized, closing the store, and assisting in the meat cutting department.

Education History

  • 2010—2016

    B.Sc in Geology

    Campion College, Regina, SK

    Degree obtained in June 2016. Courses of consideration include: Applied Exploration Geophysics, Petroleum Geology, Geomorphology and Glacial & Periglacial Environments

  • 2006

    High School Diploma

    Stoughton Central School, Stoughton, SK

    I graduated from Stoughton Central School in June of 2006 with an average of 76.5% average.

Volunteer Experience

  • Took care of audio responsibilities at our local town play this past fall.
  • Member of the Stoughton Volunteer Fire Department since June 2016

Transferable Skills

  • Extremely comfortable in the macOS environment and beyond proficient with Windows
  • Reasonable to comfortable knowledge with the following applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, iMovie, Xcode, GarageBand, Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo, Pages, Numbers, Keynote and ArcGIS
  • Working with various tools, power tools and heavy equipment such as front end loaders
  • Relatively good understanding of HTML, CSS, and to a lesser extent, C++
  • Responsible, pragmatic, organized, efficient, and well-prepared
  • Working with difficult people

Certificates

  • First Aid & CPR (Expires: June 22, 2019)
  • H2S Alive (Expires: June 23, 2019)
  • WHMIS

Interests

  • I value music as a crucial part of my life, whether that be my ever growing music collection, attending live events, or playing my guitars and banjo
  • I enjoy many outdoor activities, such as canoeing, camping, hiking, biking, swimming, and boating
  • I am very curious about the world. I enjoy reading about new technology trends, scientific discoveries, current affairs, as well as fiction. I am also an active user of podcasts and audiobooks

Selected Works

  • 2016

    Subglacial Lakes

    Academic poster for GEOL 429: Glacial & Periglacial Geology

    Subglacial lakes are important components related to ice sheets and have likely played important roles in shaping past environments, especially as the result of sudden catastrophic drainage. Herein, brief summaries are given to describe this phenomenon. Evidence for subglacial lakes from prior glaciation periods are examined and accounts for subglacial lakes that have actively been researched in Antarctica and Greenland are observed.

  • 2016

    The Isua Supracrustal Belt of Southwestern Greenland

    Term presentation for GEOL 452: Global Tectonics & Earth History

    The Isua Supracrustal Belt (ISB) located in southwestern Greenland is an Archaean aged (3900–3800 My) greenstone belt and occurs within the Isukasia terrane in the North Atlantic Craton (Henriksen et al., 2009; Rink and Thompson, 2015). It is a well-preserved and relatively undeformed region that is largely comprised of metavolcanic amphibolites from island arc tholeiite and picrite protoliths, as well as smaller amounts of clastic and chemical sediments that includes quartz-magnetite banded iron formation, metachert, dolomites, and rare felsic schists and pelites of volcanic-sedimentary origin. The ISB is an geologically important region that has been studied extensively due in part to the presence of relatively well-preserved primary Eoarchean igneous and sedimentary structures, the possibility of finding early traces of life and because of evidence suggesting that its formation was attributable to horizontal plate tectonics.

  • 2015

    Oil From Coal: The Search for Energy Independence in Nazi Germany

    Scientific poster for GEOL 472: Petroleum Geology

    As the need for petroleum products steadily increased during the onset of the twentieth century, access to petroleum reserves became strategically important for all nations. This presented a problem for Germany, a country that during the time had become known for its increasingly more isolationist policies, because Germany has limited domestic petroleum resources. In turn, Germany began investing in alternative forms of energy to adjust for inadequacies in its energy sector, that ultimately resulted in the development of coal hydrogenation processes. These processes became even more essential during WWII, when access to foreign oil became heavily restricted.

  • 2015

    Lithological, Structural and Metamorphic Analysis for Study Area #10 Southeast of Creighton, Saskatchewan

    Report for GEOL 496: Field Techniques II

    A relatively small section (~5.7 x 10-1 km2) of the Amisk Group located southeast of Creighton, Saskatchewan was analyzed and later mapped over a period of three days in September, 2015. In total twenty-eight stations were examined for lithological, structural, metamorphic and economic geological data. As a result, six supracrustal units and two intrusive units were interpreted with many stations show relationships between structural faulting and shearing. Potential economically valuable minerals make be associated with rhyolitic volcanics and volcaniclastics located in the west of the study area.

  • 2015

    Hospital Distribution Analysis Comparing Canada and Saskatchewan

    Term project for GEOG 203: Introduction to GIS

    This report looks at population, hospital and health region data for Saskatchewan and Canada. The data was derived from database files and ArcMap shape files containing valuable information such as tables, polygonal shapes and coordinates relating the information. These files were provided to complete the project. The data related to hospital locations in Canada is from DMTI Spatial. All other data is from Statistics Canada's 2006 Canadian Census. In total, three maps were produced, two spatial autocorrection reports were performed, two average nearest neighbour reports were performed and two multi-distance spatial cluster analyses were performed. Additionally, statistical information was gathered calculating the minimum values, maximum values, counts, means and standard deviations for hospitals per 10,000 persons and populations in health regions. Essentially each of these products represents information for Canada as a whole and Saskatchewan in isolation.

  • 2015

    Examination of the Sanidinite Facies with Examples from Localities in Iran, Turkey and North America

    Research paper for GEOL 315: Metamorphic Petrology

    The sanidinite metamorphic facies is associated with very high temperature and low pressure conditions. They are most typically found in contact aureoles near surface, although relative to other metamorphic rocks, sanidinite facies are not volumetrically abundant. It is because of these reasons and more that they are not often discussed in petrologic textbooks and when discussed in studies, they are only briefly discussed. In this report, the sanidinite facies is discussed in detail regarding its history, occurrence and its common mineral assemblages. Three case studies that were shown to involve rocks that experienced conditions that of sanidinite facies are discussed herein.

  • 2015

    Lithologic and Stratigraphic Analysis of the Frenchman Formation in the Chambery Coulee, Southeast of Eastend, Saskatchewan, Canada

    Report for GEOL 396: Field Techniques I

    The Frenchman Formation in the Chambery Coulee is predominantly composed of two lithostratigraphic units: a sand-dominated unit and a clay-dominated unit. These repeating units are found throughout the valley. Five vertical transects were performed between May 15–16, 2015. The features, textures and structures of the strata were described and subsequently correlated on a cross-section. The clay-dominated sedimentary units for far more frequent in the section of the valley studied. This is believed to be related to a relatively low energy depositional environment. Thereby, sand-dominated units indicate periods of higher energy due to fluvial activity and/or infrequent high energy events in the floodplain.

  • 2015

    Stratigraphic Analysis of the Mississippian Middle Carbonate-Evaporite Cycles, Steelman Bienfait Area, Southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada

    Term project for GEOL 340: Stratigraphy

    Lithostratigraphic and sequence stratigraphic analyses performed from data collected from four wells located in the Steelman Bienfait area in southeastern Saskatchwan, Canada. Lithologic units are separated into three distinct facies: Mudstone Facies (MS), Dolostone Facies (DF) and Evaporite Facies (EV). Related to these facies, the lithostratigraphic units were correlated to a cross- section which used the top of the Midale Beds as the datum. A sequence stratigraphy model seems to better correlate the depositional history of the shallow depositional ramp. In shallow depositional ramp settings, small fluctuations in eustasy will lead to a significant response in what types of sediment will be deposited. Portions of oxidation staining and abundant evaporite minerals are indicative of subaerial exposure and thus represent periods of non-deposition and/or unconformity boundaries. If the overlying vertical profile shifts to deeper marine facies, this point becomes more clear.

  • 2015

    Stratigraphic Analysis of the Mississippian Middle Carbonate-Evaporite Cycles, Steelman Bienfait Area, Southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada

    Term project for GEOL 340: Stratigraphy

    Lithostratigraphic and sequence stratigraphic analyses performed from data collected from four wells located in the Steelman Bienfait area in southeastern Saskatchwan, Canada. Lithologic units are separated into three distinct facies: Mudstone Facies (MS), Dolostone Facies (DF) and Evaporite Facies (EV). Related to these facies, the lithostratigraphic units were correlated to a cross- section which used the top of the Midale Beds as the datum. A sequence stratigraphy model seems to better correlate the depositional history of the shallow depositional ramp. In shallow depositional ramp settings, small fluctuations in eustasy will lead to a significant response in what types of sediment will be deposited. Portions of oxidation staining and abundant evaporite minerals are indicative of subaerial exposure and thus represent periods of non-deposition and/or unconformity boundaries. If the overlying vertical profile shifts to deeper marine facies, this point becomes more clear.

  • 2014

    Examining Globalization's Role on Climate Change and the Environment

    Research paper for PSCI 390AH: Globalization States & Nations

    Globalization, which can be considered as the growing interdependence between separate states, has taken many forms over history. Whether discussing the establishment of the Silk Route, which occurred some millennia ago, or the more recent discovery of America, globalization connects different regions in various forms such as trade, communications and commerce. More recently, advents such as shipping containers and the internet have allowed globalization to spread faster and further than before though possible, allowing consumer products to travel greater distances in much shorter periods of time and communications to travel virtually instantaneously. Corporations can now smoothly operate their businesses from separate sides of the globe and executives can spend their entire careers without ever stepping onto an assembly line or warehouse. As well as businesses, products too have been globalized, as raw materials can be mined, processed and manufactured all in separate continents. Globalization is rarely consider as solely good and negative aspects, such as development issues, are important in any discussion when dealing with the expansion and integration of markets. A larger, more foundational negative issue, one that affects all parties equally, is the concern of environmental degradation and climate change. Climate science, which is sometimes be speculative in nature, has become quite polarizing over the last few decades. This essay investigates globalization’s function in environmental issues and attempts to raise some of the solutions that have been proposed to address climate change.

References available upon request