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Interviews with three women who are working to develop solutions to climate change. Three women in advanced graduate studies talk about their work and how to attract more young women into science. Three women working in R&D offer perspectives on their work, why they joined that branch of the industry, what projects they work on, and what keeps them challenged. Another new series debuting this issue looks at young women in the oil industry—where are they working, what are they doing, what are their challenges? In this first article, we explore the experiences of women working in the field.
Mindfulness is a tool that helps you realize that you have always held choices of your life quietly and it is just a matter to exercise those choices in alignment with your life goals to get going. Workplaces are changing to embrace greater collaboration and interaction. The article speaks to the importance of mentoring and its new and improved version—reciprocal or reverse mentoring. 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. Graduation marks the end of a period marked by books, projects, exams, and grades and the beginning of a promising and adventurous professional journey.
Mozambique has an enormous energy potential, which provides the country with favorable means to fulfill its domestic and regional energy needs for southern Africa and beyond. The latest discoveries of natural gas puts Mozambique in a very privileged position both in the region and in the world. Known for its diverse heritage and rich traditions, the Indian state of Gujarat is also a hub for modern development. It is the first state in India to set up its own gas transmission line and has the world’s largest refinery. Cote d’Ivoire has tremendous potential in its energy sector.
Extreme downhole conditions may lead to rapid degradation of pumped cement. The understanding of degradation of cement under such conditions is imperative to bring about improvements in the cement formulation. Scaling buildup inside wellbores is a serious production problem that dramatically reduces the well productivity index. This issue has a significant cost across the industry, mostly associated with loss of production or additional operations such as well intervention. The main goal of production logging is to evaluate the well or reservoir performance.
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. Has the worst of it already passed, leaving the industry relatively unscathed? A bearish future prospect and the digital transformation of the industry are forcing oilfield service companies to restructure their service delivery accountability and improve the interfaces between software and traditional segments.
Shutting in a well in the oil and gas industry is not like locking a house without a tenant; turning the tap off is akin to demolishing the house in many cases. With new options for connectivity, and the growing popularity of LTE connections, there is a huge opportunity for remote connections to close the digitalization gap. Premium acreage costs in the Permian have increased industry interest in acreage swaps, divestment, and M&A activity. As the Permian Basin has boomed again, recent conversations focused on how pipeline takeaway capacity limits the ability of operators to develop the basin to its full potential. In addition to solving the takeaway problem, water management is another bugbear waiting to be addressed.
The oil and gas industry needs a lot more data scientists today than a year ago, so a person with the right qualifications and experience is the need of the industry today. Author of the Pulitzer Prize winner The Prize, Daniel Yergin is an energy luminary whose achievements promote the international understanding of energy and its economics. Getting promoted to manager represents a tremendous vote of confidence and also raises the stakes for the professional involved. What are some skills you can acquire and knowledge you can gain before the sink-or-swim situation? Production of formation sand is one of the oldest problems in oil and gas industry.
As the industry continues to cut back on spending because of the downturn, is it worth getting into or staying involved with megaprojects? Kim McHugh, general manager of drilling and completions for Chevron Services Company, and Jake Howard, operations supervisor for Chevron in the Midland Delaware Basin, answer questions on the types of career transitions in the industry and how to handle them successfully. Andy Rogers, vice president of business development at Encana, shares his thoughts on the current state of the industry and provides career advice to young professionals amid the A&D landscape. Industry leaders Janeen Judah of Chevron and Kendra Lema of ConocoPhillips talk about what makes a person good leadership material and the opportunities available in the industry. The past and future decade: Industry leaders Eve Sprunt and Luis Rodriguez speak their minds on a host of industry topics.