It’s All About Aligning With Your Company’s Needs
Industry veteran Mario Zamora's story is molded by his long career in the drilling segment of the industry. In this article, he shares his advice for those looking for or starting their first oilfield job, working for a few years, or transitioning.
Forbes: Six Ways Your University Can Still Help You Get A Job—Whether You Graduated Recently Or Years Ago
This Forbes article shares six ways your university can help your career – whether you graduated one year or one decade ago.
HBR: How to Return Home After an Assignment Abroad
A Harvard Business Review article explores the challenges of settling back into your own culture after returning from an assignment.
Soft is Hard To Get: An MBA’s Musings
Can hard engineering skills alone help one address the career challenges faced?
Laying the New Talent Pipeline for the Changing E&P Industry
As E&P companies develop their talent management strategies and lay out the new talent pipeline, they need to be cognizant of the major changes in the industry landscape.
TWA Crowdsourcing: A YP’s Guide to Surfing the Disruptive Wave
A quick look at the term "Fourth Industrial Revolution" and links to related articles.
Highlighting Soft Skills in the Job Application Process: Can It Be Done?
If you choose to highlight your soft skills in your cover letter, make sure to study your audience well and avoid the buzzwords.
Entrepreneur: Why Gender Diversity Matters to Event Planners
This article from Entrepreneur shares reasons why diversity should matter to event planners.
Sidetrack Is Not Always an Expensive Choice: Job Hunting Strategies for Young Professionals
While sidetracking your career path is not an easy journey, the skills and knowledge gained in petroleum engineering education can be applied in other industries during the downturn.
#OperationLateralMobility—Members-in-Transition Success Stories for Recent Graduates
The SPE Gulf Coast Section Members-in-Transition initiative highlights success stories of recent graduates finding jobs in a low price environment. Members share their experience and advice to fellow young professionals.
Job Search: Takeaways From 2017 OTC Networking Events
Author shares the main takeaways from the 2017 OTC networking events in a Q&A format.
The 80/20 Rule for Job Search
Article discusses ways you can make your job search more effective.
How To Assess and Overcome Pipeline Integrity Challenges
What is pipeline integrity management and what are the crucial components of a well-rounded integrity management system?
Importance of Employee Engagement During the Downturn: A Discussion
How does culture and engagement correlate with business performance? Are companies making these measurements?
From Engineer to Entrepreneur: Some Do’s and Don’ts
The author shares the lessons he learned during his transitioning from being an engineer to becoming an entrepreneur.
The Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference: What I Learned and Why You Should Attend
TWA's Managing Editor Amber Sturrock shares her takeaways from the 2016 Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference and encourages young professionals to attend this year's edition.
Building a Midstream Company: An Interview With Ryan D. Lewellyn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tall Oak Midstream
To discuss the opportunities and challenges in the oil and gas midstream industry, the TWA HR Discussion editors interviewed Ryan Lewellyn about his experiences managing a private-equity-backed company and his outlook on the sector.
How To Survive Downturns: Advice From 30 Years of Firsthand Experience
2018 SPE President Darcy Spady shares his experience and advice for young professionals on how to survive the downturn.
Becoming a Technology Fellow, Starting With the Undergraduate Project
Satya Gupta, a technology fellow at Baker Hughes, shares the milestones of his career in the industry.
Making Megaprojects Successful in the 21st Century
Woodside Energy’s Ian Milne shares the sense of pride that professionals feel being part of oil and gas megaprojects, explaining how the combination of the available opportunities and a desire to work on technical challenges led him to the industry.
An Object in Motion Stays in Motion
The TWA Editor shares his personal career transitions and encourages others to do likewise. Even in a downturn, it is important to think about the opportunities that can help you move forward -- even if on a slightly different path.
Perspectives on Career Transitions: Life Stories From Six E&P Industry Professionals
Six young professionals share the stories of the career transitions they have faced, the challenges involved, and the soft skills they used to succeed in them.
What Inspires Me in My Career in Oil and Gas
Change is a fixture of our industry, so preparation for it is essential. It is worthwhile developing an expertise or a niche, and to know when to move forward.
City Life to Scenic Life: Dallas, Texas, and Anchorage, Alaska
Be it to the Dallas metroplex or the arctic Alaska, moving to a new location can be adventure worth attempting.
Maintain Objectivity To Push Through Transitions
Over my career, I have gained a lot through changes in my role, career path, or location. Changes in setting can often provoke one to become more open, a better listener, and more patient. I have learned the importance of clear communication.
An Energy Career Compass
Going the extra mile and striving to be essential in your job will improve your chances of staying on board through difficult times.
Conquering Change: Lessons From the Past
One of the key aspects to remember is to keep moving forward while not losing sight of what you truly expect yourself to achieve. Seize opportunities, yes, but bear in mind what your motivation is.
Lucky No.7: A Tale of Oil in the Saudi Arabian Desert
Lucky No. 7—A glimpse into the origins of the petroleum era in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco's plans for the future, and what it is like to live and work in the kingdom.
Integrate, Network, and Don’t Underestimate the Power of Communication
Be it the price downturn or the big crew change, communication skills can help young professionals ride the wave of change—and other valuable advice from industry leader Fayaz Jamal of Woodside Energy.
From Petroleum Engineer to CEO The Success Story of an M&A Market Leader
Mark Ellis, CEO of Linn Energy, shares the details of his journey from being a petroleum engineer to becoming a CEO and an M&A market leader.
How Petroleum Industry Young Professionals Can Survive the Oil Price Volatility
Young professionals can use downturns as an opportunity for long-term career growth.
Setting the Foundation With the Bricks From Others: Advice for Recent Grads
The TWA Editor offers advice to recent graduates for finding the best path for them.
The Road to Leadership: Advice From Industry Leaders Janeen Judah and Kendra Lema
Industry leaders Janeen Judah of Chevron and Kendra Lema of ConocoPhillips talk about what makes a person good leadership material and the opportunities available in the industry.
G. Steven Farris
Steven Farris of Apache Corporation shares his industry experience and offers advice to young professionals entering the oil and gas industry.
Navigating Success in the E&P Industry: The “BIG 8” on Your Career Compass
2015 SPE President Helge Hove Haldorsen reveals the eight dimensions to focus on in plotting your way to career success.
Bob Dudley, Chief Executive of BP
Bob Dudley, BP's chief executive, talks about his career and what it's like leading one of the industry's most talked-about companies.
The Young Professional’s Guide to The Hague, Netherlands
A center for peace, hope, diplomacy—and oil and gas: The Hague, Netherlands.
Earning Job and Career Security
Excellent pay and benefits are characteristic of the industry, but not always job security. Turning that into career security is up to the individual, building a valuable skill set that will be attractive to a variety of employers.
Future Job Security in the Oil and Gas Industry
Deanna Jones, vice president of human resources and administrative services at Marathon Oil, shares her own career "best practices."
Stephen A. Holditch President, SA Holditch & Associates
Stephen Holditch, now retired as head of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M, talks about his multifaceted career.
Advice to a Young Entrepreneur: The Way Ahead Interviews Established Entrepreneurs
Established entrepreneurs Ricardo B. Levy and Howard Rosen of Stanford University share advice on becoming a young entrepreneur.
The Young Professional’s Guide To Rio de Janeiro
A discussion about the oil and gas industry in Brazil, along with what it is like to live and work in RIo de Janeirol.
The Young Professional’s Guide to Jakarta, Indonesia
An overview of the oil and gas industry in Indonesia is provided, along with what it is like to live in and visit Jakarta.
Job Satisfaction in the Oil and Gas World
Results of a survey that examines job satisfaction in the oil and gas industry and whether there is a difference for those who work for independents, majors, and national oil companies.
The Young Professional’s Guide to Stavanger, Norway
A discussion of the North Sea industry and what it is like to live and work in Stavanger, Norway.
Unconventional Job Hiring for Unconventional Resources Development
A discussion with Mike Maneffa and George Alameda from Chevron about unconventional resources and whether it presents an opportunity for young professionals.
Peter Voser, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Dutch Shell
A conversation with Peter Voser, chief executive officer of Royal Dutch Shell, about his career and his company.
R.V. Marathe, Executive Director and Head, Institute of Reservoir Studies, ONGC
A conversation with R.V. Marathe, executive director and head of the Institute of Reservoir Studies at ONGC, about his career and advice for young professionals.
The E&P Industrial Evolution—Failing Forward
David Reid of National Oilwell Varco discusses the role of failure and learning from it in learning and career growth.
The Young Professional’s Guide to Houston, Texas, USA
Home to more than 5,000 energy-related companies, Houston, Texas, inevitably becomes a second home to many in the industry. What is it like to live and work there?
The Young Professional’s Guide to Dubai, UAE
What it is like to live and work in Dubai.
CO2 and You
Tackling climate change is the key issue for the oil and gas industry in the years ahead. How will you respond?
Melody Meyer, President, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production
A conversation with Melody Meyer, president of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production about her career.
Be Proud of Our Industry
2011 SPE President Alain Labastie discusses the importance of our industry and the challenges that lie ahead.
Egbert Imomoh, Chairman, Afren Energy Resources
A conversation with Egbert Imomoh, Chairman of Afren Energy Resources, about his career and his company.
The Young Professional’s Guide to Port Harcourt, Nigeria
An overview of the oil industry in Nigeria, along with what it is like to live and work in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
The Young Professional’s Guide to Perth, Australia
This guide is for those planning a relocation, business trip, attendance at an industry event, pleasure travel, or who are just curious about Perth and Western Australia, its history, and its role in today’s oil and gas industry.
Technical Leaders: Jack of All Trades vs. Master of Some: Service vs. E&P Companies
Norm Warpinski, Pinnacle, and Keng Seng Chan, Petronas, discuss the differences between E&P and service companies, along with their personal career experiences.
Ana Zambelli, General Manager, Brazil, Schlumberger
An interview with Ana Zambelli covering her career path, mentoring, career advice and work/life balance.
John Yearwood, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Operating Officer, Smith International
John Yearwood, Smith International, discusses his career turning points, how his company is positioning itself for the recovery and advice for young professionals.
The Young Professional’s Guide to Calgary
A look at Calgary, Canada's energy capital.
Jack of All Trades vs. Master of Some: Service Companies vs. E&P Companies
What are the differences between working for an oil and gas company and a service company? This issue was written to help you answer that question. TWA Editor Luis Ayala gives you a preview.
J.C. Cunha, Well Operations Manager, Petrobras America
A converstion with J.C. Cunha about his career and how he became a technical expert.
Gabrielle Guerre, Reservoir Engineer, Ryder Scott
An interview with Gabrielle Guerre, an emerging technical leader who shares her fresh insights on what it takes to thrive in the technical side of the oil and gas industry.
Energy and Oil—A Personal Journey
Nansen G. Saleri reflects on his career in the oil and gas industry.
International Career Opportunities Don’t Let Them Pass You By
Jeff Ewing, Saudi Arabian Chevron, talks about the importance and reward associated with the varied international assignments in his career.
John MacArthur, Operations General Manager of Badr El-Din Petroleum
John MacArthur talks about his career choices and the future energy landscape.
The Young Professional's Guide to Sakhalin
The history of Sakhalin Island, Russia and what it's like to live and work there.
The Young Professional’s Guide to Aberdeen, Scotland
Aberdeen's role in the North Sea industry and what it is like to live and work there.
Career Profile: Simon Ayat, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Schlumberger
I have benefited from all kinds of opportunities that have exposed me to a variety of challenges and, increasingly, I have had the chance to draw on experiences from many different environments.
Helge Lund, Chief Executive Officer, StatoilHydro
Helge Lund, Chief Executive Officer of StatoilHydro, talks about his career path, leadership skills, and the current state of the oil market.
Cycling Through a Career
Larry W. Lake discusses oil industry price cycles and how to exercise responsibility for your own career.
David J. O’Reilly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron
Davd O'Reilly discusses his career, the challenges that lie ahead for the industry, and advice for today's young professionals.
David White, President, Schlumberger Water & Carbon Services
David White discusses his career path, his views on industry challenges, and advice for young professionals.
Neal Gillenwater, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Weatherford International
Neal Gillenwater, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Weatherford International, discusses the impact of oil-price volatility, the economic downturn, and motivation of employees in an uncertain business climate.
31 October 2017
09 November 2017
06 November 2017
25 October 2017