A 1-day workshop for YPs was held in conjunction with the 2006 Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition in September 2006 at the Hilton Hotel in Adelaide, Australia. The future direction for YPs in the oil and gas industry was one of the topics discussed, along with potential initiatives to attract, support, and retain YPs during their careers. Senior executives who attended the workshop shared their experiences on career development. Much insight was gained on how to develop and improve professional skills and to prepare for the challenges in the evolving energy industry. The workshop was attended by 42 participants representing four countries and 15 organizations.
—Aldia Lai, Conference and Exhibition Manager, Society of Petroleum Engineers