Master of Science (Earth Sciences)
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Growing up in rural Taranaki, Aaron developed an appreciation and passion for the environment. Surrounded by natural energy producers he also gained an enthusiasm for the energy industry, which sparked his interest in the Earth sciences.
Aaron has been selected for Chevron Australia’s Horizons’ Programme, which will take five years and involve three different assignments.
For Chevron he’ll be undertaking exploration, production management, research and development, and reservoir management and development. He’s one of three graduate geologists that Chevron’s taking on in 2014.
“We’ll be using advanced geological and geophysical tools and new technologies to find, evaluate and develop oil and gas resources.”
Aaron will be the sixth Waikato student in as many years to be selected for a graduate position in Chevron.
Following secondary school at Francis Douglas Memorial College in New Plymouth, he chose Waikato University due to the world-class facilities available for students and the exceptional teaching and research regime. He credits the numerous field trips as having been a highlight of his studies, with trips to Huriwai Valley to map stratigraphy and into the Taupo Volcanic Zone, including doing the Tongariro Crossing as part of a third-year Earth Sciences paper.