2005 Issue

Volume 1, Number 2


What’s Ahead

Editor Thomas Bruni discusses how young professionals can increase their value to their companies more quickly.

The Way Ahead Interview

A conversation with His Excellency Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhy,
Minister of Oil and Gas for the Sultanate of Oman.

HR Advice

A discussion with Hugh Mitchell,
Human Resources Director of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group.

Best Practices

Guidelines for setting up a successful SPE Young E&P Professionals program.


Young professionals comment on their careers in the energy business and perceptions of corporate culture regarding career management.

YEPP PerSPEctive

John Donachie comments on the important aspects of mentoring.

Pillars of the Industry

Bob Worrall of Shell E&P looks back on a career spanning nearly 4 decades.

Soft Skills

The trials and tribulations of decision making.

Local Activities Update

Events and activities of young professionals programs around the globe.

International Activities Update

A roundup of SPE young professionals events worldwide.

Student Link

Professor Cor van Kruijsdijk looks at the future awaiting young professionals and students in the oil and gas industry.