Oil prices seem to be on the rebound, employment statistics look promising, and the petroleum industry is slowly starting to flourish again. However, there has been a fundamental shift in the workforce since the beginning of the most recent downturn. Do Industry Young Professionals Risk Missing Out on the Opportunity To Understand Geomechanics and Its Value? Early identification of geomechanics-related problems is required to optimally drill, complete, stimulate, and produce from reservoirs. Academic institutes, the oil industry, and contribution from professional societies play a key role in recognizing geomechanics as an important discipline.
For technical innovation and skill progression for individuals and institutions, continual learning and exposure to new ideas is vital. SPE Certification provides an endorsement of an engineer’s technical skills and capabilities by a global organization that extends to anywhere you may travel or work—a highly desirable benefit given the global nature of oil and gas operations. For those who are in a job transition, networking enhances job search leads because it involves meeting new people and becoming reacquainted with industry colleagues. The Pay-It-Forward Networking Program offers industry tours, training, and panels to enable networking. This article features some of the SPE mentors who are currently accepting mentees, and they share their reasons for participating in the program.
On behalf of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Conference Executive and Technical Programme Committees, we take great pleasure in announcing the sixth annual SPE Caspian Technical Conference which will be held on 16-18 October 2019, in Baku, Azerbaijan. This year’s conference theme “Digital Transformation: Enabling the Future” will focus on various ways the oil and gas industry is using digital technology and how they expect to be using it in the future. The tidal forces of volatile commodity prices means that companies need to go on a digital technology shopping spree to either find more oil and gas, or retrieve it at a lower cost. The digital transformation in upstream oil and gas is already under way, as companies seek to identify the technologies that will bring added value to their enterprises. The industry has shown “pockets of innovation” that are demonstrating digital value in real-world applications.
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The SPE eMentoring program can help boost your confidence about your next step in the industry and help achieve your career goals. 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. The SPE Women in Energy committee works to create opportunities for women to enable them to step into leadership roles and pursue their career goals. In an interview with TWA editors, 2018 SPE President Darcy Spady shares tips on how to progress in career during periods of technology changes and ways young members can adapt to the cyclical nature of the industry.