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Rand Gardner

I am a geoscientist and project manager currently leading a multidisciplinary team delivering congressionally mandated research and resource assessments.

Rand grew up in the oil patch where he learned the ins and outs of the energy industry. He worked for Big Oil as a wildcatter before joining the USGS in 2021 where he now leads a team doing research and resource assessments. He has done fieldwork and/or resource exploration in Suriname, Guyana, French Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Spain, France, Turkey, Mexico, USA, and Canada.

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