2005 Issue

Volume 1, Number 3


What’s Ahead

Editor Thomas Bruni ponders how corporations and their workers handle ethical issues.

The Way Ahead Interview

A conversation with Jeroen van der Veer, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell.

HR Advice

A discussion with Weldon Mire, Vice President of Human Resources for Halliburton.


Young professionals are polled on their, and their company’s, perceptions and attitudes toward ethics.

YEPP PerSPEctive

Rafi Khouri of Champion Technologies learns from his globe-trotting travels, courtesy of the oil

Schlumberger field engineer Celeste A. Pastorini notes the challenges facing women in the oil and gas industry.

Pillars of the Industry

Christine Ehlig-Economides reflects on her career and how being in the right place at the right time has made all the difference.

John Thorogood, Chief Engineer for the BP Sakhalin exploration program, explains why technical
journals play such an important role in the life of an engineering professional.

Andrew Lambert offers hints and tips on presenting technical papers.

Soft Skills

Why conflicts often occur on the job, and how to overcome them.

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

SPE’s new Ambassador Lecturer Program offers young professionals the opportunity to connect with university students.

The London Section’s Emerging Leaders Program is proactively working to bridge the gap among
students, recent graduates, and industry senior management.

The Aberdeen Section connects with the SPE Student Chapter of Robert Gordon U.

Vivek Swami, a junior studying petroleum engineering at the Indian School of Mines–Dhanbad,
India, comments on the YEPP/student relationship.