Samara Omar

Samara Omar


Originally From: Trinidad and Tobago
Degree Program at Mines: MSc Geophysics




After 4 fantastic years at the Colorado School of Mines, I graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics. During my undergrad I had the opportunity to enjoy internships that allowed me to experience different aspects of the industry. My first internship was at the Ministry of Energy (Trinidad and Tobago) followed by a second internship at IHS (Colorado). Both internships involved developing processes of QCing geophysical and industry data in order to improve the efficiency and accuracy of geoscience workflows. My final two undergraduate internships were completed at EOG Resources where I had the experience of working tight unconventional reservoirs in the Sichuan Basin (China) and the DJ (Wyoming) as a Geophysics Intern. Here I was able to build on my seismic analytical techniques in classifying and mapping reservoirs.

During my time at Mines I was a co-founder and President of the Society of Women in Geophysics (SWIG) where we were able to launch industry mentorship programs, host speakers and joint events/training with the Society of Student Geophysicists. Upon graduating, I was graciously awarded the George Meredith Award for Early Leadership in Geophysics as well as the campus wide Senior Student Service Award for my commitment to and impact on the department and Mines campus.

I joined RCP in the Fall of 2016 and am pursuing a Master of Science degree in Geophysics.  


Of most importance to me in my academic career is working on relevant and modern data that would make a direct impact to the industry. Moreover, I am very passionate about maintaining a multidisciplinary focus in modeling and characterizing hybrid plays.

My research focuses on the use of pure shear wave data in the characterization of anisotropic changes in the Niobrara/Codell reservoir of the Wattenberg Field. The research outcomes include an evaluation of the travel time variation and amplitude variation with offset and validation of observations with current P-wave AVAz interpretation, geologic knowledge and frac and production data.


It has been quite the adventure transitioning from sun, sand and sea to cold, snow and mountains but nonetheless, I have had a blast. While it took me no time at all to fall in love with hiking and climbing, it did take 3 years to attempt to ski. I hope in my 2 additional years at Mines I eventually learn to not fall at the top of the ski lift and continue to explore all the outdoor wonders that Colorado has to share.


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