The demand for a mix of entry-level upstream engineering resources continues to grow globally as resource types become more complex and accessible, demographics of the workforce become more challenging, and evolving technology and regulatory landscapes impact the competencies required of this work force. How will we determine the competencies required and the appropriate mix of engineering resources needed to meet the world’s petroleum demands in 2020? How can academia and industry work together to meet these changing needs? The forum will appeal to academia as well as industry leaders responsible for resourcing and developing engineering skills within their companies.
This forum is intended to:
It is the intent of this forum to publicly document the outcomes of the discussions to help progress industry’s and academia’s thinking and actions in this critical area of future entry-level engineering competency.
SPE Forums are unique, by-invitation-only SPE events that bring together top technologists, innovators, and managers to address a specific industry challenge. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to contribute their experience and knowledge, rather than be spectators or students.
The objective is to create a collaborative, idea-generating arena that stimulates new ideas and innovation about future challenges facing the E&P industry.
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