2006 Issue

Volume 2, Number 2


What’s Ahead

Editor Thomas Bruni assesses whether the oil industry is risky after all.

The Way Ahead Interview

A conversation with Paolo Scaroni, Chief Executive Officer of Eni.

HR Advice

David Tournadre, Vice President of Personnel at Schlumberger, discusses how hard work and
professionalism pay dividends.


Young professionals examine questions surrounding two risk-related topics—risk perception and
the value of risk analysis.

YEPP PerSPEctive

Eni engineer Andrea Rimoldi ponders whether a transfer to Angola is worth it. Tricia Stephens
encourages risk taking and thinking outside the box.

Pillars of the Industry

Consultant Jim Murtha discusses how Monte Carlo simulation is used to evaluate oil and gas projects.

Cheryl Collarini and Claude Thorp, both of Collarini Energy Staffing, examine how employees should look at the pros and cons of changing jobs.

Soft Skills

Bill Robb, Managing Director of Profit Improvers Ltd., offers six steps for assessing business,
career, and relationship risks.

Local Activities Update

Events and activities of young professionals programs around the globe.

International Activities Update

A roundup of SPE young professionals events worldwide.
YEPP Coordinating Committee Chairperson Léon Beugelsdijk sums up risks facing the oil and gas industry.

Student Link

A petroleum engineering student at the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad, India, shares his views on capitalizing on risky decisions. Developments in the Ambassador Lecturer Pilot Program are also presented.