Julia Rausch Lemaster



Utah State University

M.S. Applied Environmental Geoscience (energy track), Anticipated graduation 2015


Casper College

47 Credit Hours, Geology and Extractive Resources, 2007-2010


Hiram College

B.A. Degree, Major Environmental Studies with concentration in GIS, Minor Management, 2003


Goolsby, Finley & Associates, LLC.



Prepare exhibits and testify for injection/disposal permits and Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission hearings; prepare exhibits and permits for DEQ UIC permits

Perform geologic research and map and cross section generation for conventional and unconventional oil and gas projects

Assist with prospect generation and evaluation

Evaluate mineral estates for tax purposes

Developed expertise in the following software suites: GeoPlus Petra, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Office


Casper College

Assistant Instructor, Spring 2013

Instructed Advanced Geologic Computing Methods course focusing on use of Petra software

Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Administrative Specialist, 2007-2010

Responsible for processing and quality control of completion reports and directional surveys
Created and maintained ArcGIS shapefiles including well locations, orders and units
Used state and federal databases to check and correct information
Researched and compiled information for compliance hearings


  • Lemaster, J., & Bingle-Davis, M. (2013, October). The Upper Cretaceous Turner Sandstone as an Emerging Oil and Gas Play, Eastern Powder River Basin, Wyoming. Poster presented at the annual meeting of The Geological Society of America, Denver, CO.
  • Wyoming Geological Association, 2011, helped update SE Wyoming Oil and Gas Fields Symposium


Wyoming Geological Association
  2014 - President
    oversee six person board
  2013 - President Elect,  Chairperson of Annual Field Conference
    Cretaceous Conference: Evolution and Revolution, Casper College, Casper, WY
     Joint meeting with Tate Geological Museum and Wyoming SPE Chapter
      Oversaw two field trips and two presentation days with 28 speakers
      Drew attendance of 150+ geologists, paleontologists and engineers from 19 states
      Revised and updated WGA road logs for both field trips
      Raised over $8,000 in sponsorships
  2012 - 1st Vice President,  Chairperson of Annual Field Conference
    Yellowstone Revisited, Mammoth Hot Springs, WY
     Coordinated logistics of four day field trip with two buses for over 80 participants
  2011 - 2nd Vice President
    Scheduled, coordinated and introduced weekly speakers for WGA meetings
  AAPG-RMS Conference Committee
    Energy on the Rocks, Cheyenne, WY
    Attracted over 700 attendees
    Co-chair of sponsorships
     Raised over $70,000 in sponsorships
    Developed, printed and posted all conference signage
  2009-2010 - Editor
    Created monthly newsletter
    Redesigned website to include editing functionality
    Participated on field conference committees

Pathfinder Toastmasters Club
  2013 - Vice President of Education
    Coordinate club schedule
    Revitalize mentorship programs
    Elected a few months after joining
  Currently working on Competent Communicator and Competent Leader manuals

Young Professionals in Energy Wyoming Chapter

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Active Member