2009 Issue

Volume 5, Number 3


What’s Ahead - editor’s column

TWA Editor Luis Ayala discusses the rise of the “new Seven Sisters.”

TWA Interview

John MacArthur, operations general manager of Shell/EGPC joint venture, Egypt, talks about his career choices and the future energy landscape.

Pillars of the Industry

Jeff Ewing of Saudi Arabian Chevron, Stephen A. Holditch of Texas A&M University, Curtis H. Whitson of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

A YP Guide to Sakhalin Island

YPs describe what it is like to work in some of the oil and gas industry’s key locales around the globe.

Tech 101 Series

Shahab D. Mohaghegh of West Virginia University discusses the key role of artificial intelligence and data mining in smart-fields technology.

Technical Leaders

Conversations with J.C. Cunha, well operations manager with Petrobras
America and with emerging technical leader, Gabrielle Guerre, a reservoir engineer with Ryder Scott.


Nansen G. Saleri reflects on his career in the oil and gas industry.

HR Discussion

Bob Brackett, director of Corporate Strategy for Hess, outlines the similarities and differences between working for an international oil company and national oil company.

YP Newsflash

Coverage of a young professionals workshop in Nigeria and a preview of the 2009 World Petroleum Congress Youth Forum.

Your Best Shot

TWA readers submit their best photos from job sites around the world.