2008 Issue

Volume 4, Number 2


What’s Ahead

Comments from TWA Editor Tony Thomas.

TWA Interview

A conversation with Ayman Asfari, Group Chief Executive of Petrofac Services.

Technical Leader

An interview with Emmanuel O. Egbogah, Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on Petroleum Matters.

HR Discussion

Human resources professionals in the petroleum industry discuss what sustainable human resources means practically in today’s flush oil and gas market.


Results of a survey of young professionals on oil and gas industry sustainability and social responsibility.

Pillars of the Industry

Richard Sykes, Executive Secretary of the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association, and William Veerkamp, Global Manager of Environmental and Social Performance of Shell, weigh in on sustainability and social responsibility.

Soft Skills

Deborah Tegano, Managing Partner of Executive Management Consulting, offers strategies for dealing with difficult people.

Economist’s Corner

A structured approach on handling risk and uncertainty in order to reduce project delays and ensure cost effectiveness.

YP Activities

A roundup of YP events around the globe and a profile of the SPE Delta Section.

Student Link

SPE Student Chapter activities and perspectives.