2008 Issue

Volume 4, Number 1


A Message From 2008 SPE President Bill Cobb

President Bill Cobb offers advice on career success.

What's Ahead

Editor Tony Thomas examines what it takes to be successful in the future.

TWA Interview

A conversation with Stuart Ferguson, chief technology officer, Weatherford International.

Technical Leaders

An interview with Lynda Armstrong, vice president, EPT Solutions, Shell.

HR Discussion

Presenting results of a 2007 SPE survey on dual-career couples in the oil and gas industry.


Find out what TWA readers said in a survey on the competencies that energy professionals will need for the future.

Pillars of the Industry

Khalid Aziz, professor of earth sciences and energy resources engineering at Stanford University, examines the costs and benefits of graduate education.

Soft Skills

Adel Anwar, management consultant, focuses on effective thinking and superior leadership.

Economist's Corner

Charles Osborne of BP discusses the role that real options can play in managing risk.

YP Activities

A roundup of young-professionals events around the globe and a profile of the SPE Oklahoma City Section.

Student Link

SPE student chapter activities and perspectives, a summary of the Student Link survey on tomorrow’s energy professionals, and a look at the Gulf Coast Section Roughneck Camp.