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The burgeoning population of millennials in oil and gas and diversified, global workforce means more engagement with social media will be necessary. Small plastic cups filled with different colors of sand. These elements may sound like items on a scavenger hunt list, but with Energy4me they can upcycle and help students track down a career in engineering. There is a lot of misinformation in the public about the oil and gas industry. As professionals of the industry, it is our duty to understand the gaps, educate ourselves, and then help spread accurate information.
The evaluation of waterfloods often is focused on issues at the well level. But each well is only one part of a bigger system. For this reason, it is important to diagnose a waterflood from multiple viewpoints: the field, pattern, and well levels. Premium acreage costs in the Permian have increased industry interest in acreage swaps, divestment, and M&A activity. Cross-energy analyst and cofounder of Energy Aspects Richard Mallinson discusses how global policy and geopolitics have continued to evolve with the prolific US shale production.
Former BP CEO John Browne's new book creates links between the engineering principles that brought society where it is today with the principles needed to solve society’s most pressing problems—from climate change to privacy and data security. Marshall Brain, founder of the website HowStuffWorks.com shares his thoughts on the importance of engineering to the society and discusses historical and modern engineering milestones. He also shares his advice to YPs on getting their entrepreneurial ideas from paper to practice.
When oil and gas streams leave the production platform, they include production from different wells. Hydrocarbon accounting establishes how much of those came from each well. During a panel discussion at the recent Davos 2019, World Econominc Forum's Annual Meeting, Hess CEO John Hess summarized the importance of US shale production.
Technical skills will be those by which people judge you when reading your CV, but soft skills open new doors and, what is most important, form your reputation. The author narrates an incident from his work experience to explain the importance of communication in technical work. If you love capital projects, and especially the big, complex, and really difficult ones, the petroleum industry is the place to be. Oil and gas development projects provide the young or experienced engineer with all the excitement you could want—challenging projects in challenging places. Woodside Energy’s Ian Milne shares the sense of pride that professionals feel being part of oil and gas megaprojects, explaining how the combination of the available opportunities and a desire to work on technical challenges led him to the industry.
Eight steps to find a mentor and establish a relationship. This article features some of the SPE mentors who are currently accepting mentees, and they share their reasons for participating in the program. SPE eMentoring program provides young members an opportunity to benefit from the knowledge of experienced professionals from around the world. Young professionals can both get a mentor and serve as a mentor to a student considering an oil and gas career. Swift Energy uses a training-cum-mentorship model to get new engineers up to speed, reduce nonproductive time and increase technical knowledge.
While the façade painted by IIoT and data-driven processes is one of an environment that is heavily guided by computers, it actually calls for an evolved workforce that is able to use the data to enhance design and decision-making skills. The world of work is changing rapidly. Do these workforce changes truly represent a death knell for oil and gas field careers, or could they be just what we need? Competing narratives make it difficult to evaluate the “big crew change.” Has the worst of it already passed, leaving the industry relatively unscathed?
The author delves into how he was fired from a job that he had let consume him—and how that blessing in disguise helped him realize that we aren’t defined by our careers, but instead, that they are simply part of who we are. The Way Ahead spoke with Clay Neff on a number of topics, including his personal experiences, the E&P business environment, as well as his advice to young professionals. Graduation marks the end of a period marked by books, projects, exams, and grades and the beginning of a promising and adventurous professional journey. The dream job materializes only for a few, yet many face struggles. During such times, it is important to remember these key points.
Shell has partnered with Udacity to provide its staff training in artificial intelligence. Eight steps to find a mentor and establish a relationship. SPE launched a podcast series where industry leaders and subject matter experts will talk on technical topics and career-development themes. Graduation marks the end of a period marked by books, projects, exams, and grades and the beginning of a promising and adventurous professional journey. The dream job materializes only for a few, yet many face struggles.
Shell has partnered with Udacity to provide its staff training in artificial intelligence. Firms globally are still struggling to build teams that can capitalize on the true value of data. Poets & Quants: Is an eMBA a Better Choice for a 28-Year-Old? Though on the young side for an Executive MBA program, this young professional is seriously considering a part-time experience in an executive program where the average age of a new student is 35. In this Q&A, TWA editors share why they chose the path of MBA and the advantages in obtaining that degree.