2007 Issue

Volume 3, Number 1


A Letter from 2007 SPE President Abdul-Jaleel Al-Khalifa

President Abdul-Jaleel Al-Khalifa offers advice about balance and success in careers.

What’s Ahead

Editor Thomas Bruni writes about collaboration in the international oil and gas industry and outlines new features within The Way Ahead.

The Way Ahead Interview

A conversation with Cairn Energy Chief Executive Officer Bill Gammell.

Technical Leaders

An interview with Carl Montgomery, Senior Engineering Fellow, ConocoPhillips.


Young professionals offer their opinions on China and India.

Pillars of the Industry

Insights from Jasper Ring, Subsurface Manager for Chevron’s Blind Faith Project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, and Ali Daneshy, Director of Petroleum Engineering at the U. of Houston and President of Daneshy Consultants Intl.

Soft Skills

The influence of culture on competing in the global market.

Economist's Corner

Implications of exploding energy demand in China and India.

YP Activities

An update on YP activites around the world.

Student Link

Engineering students head to China to learn more about the oil industry in a complex cultural context.