From 2007 SPE President Abdul-Jaleel Al-Khalifa.
Talent and technology will be the driving forces of innovation and ingenuity that propel the oil and gas industry forward, writes Stuart R. McGill, Senior VP of ExxonMobil Corp.
Clarence P. Cazalot Jr., President and CEO of Marathon Oil Corp., describes four major challenges the industry must address to meet future oil and gas demand, including finding sufficient numbers of well-trained and capable technical people.
The cost of the “big crew change” to the oil and gas industry could be huge—the equivalent of 20% of total industry E&P expenditures, or more than U.S. $35 billion per year.
If producers and service companies are to find and recruit the workers they need, argues John A. Ryder, VP of Human Resources of Champion Technologies, they will have to reverse some rather ominous demographic and employment trends.
SPE surveys its membership on a variety of human resources issues, including employee happiness on the job, whether workers think they are using their full potential, and work/life balance.
A conversation with François Viaud, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Communication, Total E&P.
Noted author and historian James Burke offers a nonindustry perspective on innovation, change, and competing in a cutthroat world of outsourcing and job loss.
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