Global public awareness of energy issues and challenges has never been stronger, and the industry is experiencing a significant expansion that includes new players, new energy sources, and new technologies, writes Stephen Cassiani, President of ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company.
An executive summary of the white paper presented at 2007 SPE President Abdul-Jaleel Al-Khalifa’s industrywide summit on advancing cross-sector collaboration on talent and technology.
Christine A. Resler, Director of Mergers, Acquisitions, and New Ventures for Smith International, reports on the findings of a survey of service companies and operators, done by executive search firm Boyden and the University of Houston’s Global Energy Management Institute, on the financial impact of the industry’s staffing shortage.
Companies and professional societies are striving for collaborative innovation, says Yves Morel, Professional Recruiting Program Manager for Schlumberger.
As more skilled engineering and other professionals in the gas and oil industry approach retirement, the call is going out to develop strategies to keep them engaged in flexible work arrangements and to re-recruit individuals who left the industry in previous years.
A conversation with Australia’s ROC Oil CEO John Doran on how small independents are competing for talent.
The energy industry is largely competing against itself for people, which shrinks the pool and diversity of talent over time, explains Bruce Bullock, Director of the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University. What will be the long-term impact?
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