SPE to Host Workshop on Workplace Discrimination

The Aberdeen Section will host SPE’s first workshop on workplace discrimination in the E&P industry, which will be held 1–2 October at Norwood Hall Hotel in Aberdeen.

The 2-day course, called “Breaking the Cycle of Discrimination—Workplace Challenges in the Oil and Gas Industry,” will include discussions on team dynamics and leadership; interaction between employers, employees, colleagues, and contractors; and how inequality and prejudice can affect the global working environment.

The workshop will feature a keynote address by Scottish Parliament member and Minister for Energy Fergus Ewing, followed by speakers from a number of major operating companies, service companies, and industry bodies, including Shell, ConocoPhillips, Total, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Decom North Sea, and Oil & Gas UK.

Regarding the workshop and progress in this area, Aberdeen Section Chairman Anthony Onukwu said he is optimistic, but stressed the need for improvement. “SPE Aberdeen is spearheading this initiative because for many years we have recognized the need for a specific forum to focus on the issue of discrimination in the oil and gas industry,” he said


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