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Your career is yours to manage. Be approachable and be bold to be sure you are noticed virtually. Do not wait for the pandemic to pass. Looking to the stories of those who have experienced the hardest situations will teach us how to face anything in our paths, and that is exactly what this article will do. Negotiations affect every aspect of our lives and we might not even realize it.
Analytics is a key untapped transformational lever that will drive a meaningful impact in the short-term and a core competitive advantage for companies in the long term. The oil and gas industry has increased financial security for many by providing well-paying jobs, yet those opportunities have not been available to all. It goes by many names: remote work, telework, and work from home being some of the most common. Once the purview of Silicon Valley and the tech world, it has suddenly become the new way of working for millions of office workers across the globe. When it comes to exploration and production, well-rounded petroleum engineers are the best candidates for finding out why something is happening, how it is happening, and what you can do to better your wells.
Find out how SPE training courses can help advance your career. Swift Energy uses a training-cum-mentorship model to get new engineers up to speed, reduce nonproductive time and increase technical knowledge. Each of us is accountable for our own professional development. SPE is expanding its training course program to help you expand your capabilities. A conversation with Yves-Louis Darricarrere, Total, about the impact of the recent downturn on training and where things go from here.
As Brazil hosts its first summer Olympics in the coastal city of Rio de Janeiro, in the world of oil and gas megaprojects, another type of competition has emerged—that of market share. 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. Megaprojects require billions of dollars of investment, multidisciplinary teams, meticulous planning, flawless execution, and cutting-edge technology. To ensure their success, the energy industry will have to focus more on containing project risks, reducing delays, and ensuring faster “first oil."
For technical innovation and skill progression for individuals and institutions, continual learning and exposure to new ideas is vital. 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.
HBR: Can You Be a Great Leader Without Technical Expertise? A HBR article examines the importance of technical expertise in management roles. Technical vs. Managerial Careers: What Experienced Professionals Say In prior surveys, young professionals expressed a preference for managerial careers. So we surveyed experienced professional to get their feedback on the differences and making the right choice. Technical and managerial career paths are not mutually exclusive.
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.
This article is based on a panel session during the 2018 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in which industry leaders provided their insights on what skills make a difference in one’s career. The only way we can impact our lives, our families’ lives, the organizations we work for, our countries, or our world is through our decisions. The authors discuss various methods for accounting for uncertainty in reservoir simulation and what we can learn from other industries to enhance our modeling.
This article is based on a panel session during the 2018 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in which industry leaders provided their insights on what skills make a difference in one’s career. 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.
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.