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MBA After Engineering: Open Up the World of Opportunities
In this Q&A, TWA editors share why they chose the path of MBA and the advantages in obtaining that degree.
Spotlighting Oil and Gas Entrepreneurs—Taking the Unbeaten Path
The Discover a Career section article spotlights Kristin Hatch and Tanhee Galindo, co-founders of GeoKimika Oil & Gas. They share what motivated them to start their own company and the inspiration to pursue entrepreneurship.
Analytics Moves to Midstream: AI Opportunities Away From the Wellhead
The AI revolution in the market for consumer goods by companies like Amazon and Alibaba led to significant changes in the market dynamics. Similar impacts can be expected in the midstream industry as the AI revolution unfolds there.
Maximizing Success Through the Big Crew Change
Oil prices seem to be on the rebound, employment statistics look promising, and the petroleum industry is slowly starting to flourish again. However, there has been a fundamental shift in the workforce since the beginning of the most recent downturn.
The Other Side of the Table—Are You an Engineer Who Could Thrive in Management Consulting?
Management consulting may be a rewarding career for you too. A few minutes spent reading this article may serve you well in determining whether this career option deserves your time and energy.
Applying Oilwell Drilling Knowledge to Borewell Drilling To Alleviate Water Scarcity
For 60% of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, by cultivated land area, an acute challenge is access to water. Irrigation in such areas is limited because of lack of innovation in drilling methods. Here's a case where the knowledge from oil drilling led to improvements in borewell drilling.
Energy Education: It Starts With You
There is a lot of misinformation in the public about the oil and gas industry. As professionals of the industry, it is our duty to understand the gaps, educate ourselves, and then help spread accurate information.
Open Innovation in Drilling
Open innovation, also referred to as external or network innovation, can accelerate new technology identification and adoption in the oil and gas industry.
Discover a Career: Cleaning Engineering—A Critical Role in Precommissioning
Have you ever wondered about the opportunities that exist in the precommissioning industry? A good amount of ingenuity is required to engineer a precommissioning cleaning solution.
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?
Drone Piloting and Applying Drone Technology to the Oil Patch
Drones can access remote locations easily and can be used in the upstream and midstream industries for inspections, which can lead to reduced maintenance work.
Technical and Nontechnical Skills Key to Career in Megaprojects
Yoga Wicaksono from Pertamina, Indonesia’s national oil company, shares his insights and lessons learned on megaprojects. Wicaksono has assisted in the completion of various megaprojects in the Asia-Pacific region from an upstream mergers and acquisitions perspective.
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.
Technical Background Valuable in Upstream Finance Jobs
What skills can a professional with a technical background bring to an M&A role? Is there a particular education or career path to take to work in the M&A sector?
Building a Career in Reserves Estimation
Larry Mizzau, principal of reserves and resources governance at Cenovous Energy, explains what a career in reserves estimation entails
Discover a Career in Social Media
What is it like to be an oil and gas social media professional? According to Olivia Harting and Erika Conner, social media leaders at Chevron, it's fast-paced, complex, challenging, global, and requires constant learning.
Developing a Long-Term Oil and Gas Liquids Supply Outlook
Developing a global oil and gas liquids supply outlook is not a common petroleum engineering assignment. Ted Pirog discusses how he learned it was important and how he approaches that task as part of ExxonMobil's energy outlook.
Discover a Career as a Young Entrepreneur in Oilfield Services
CEO Brandon Hayes talks about what he's learned as a young leader helping revitalize Drillchem Drilling Solutions, an oilfield services company.
Discover a Career in Geomechanics
Shell's Hamed Soroush talks about geomechanics—the oil and gas industry's missing link.
Discover a Career: Petrophysics
Shell Canada’s Andrew Chen and Ronald Pagan discuss what a petrophysicist does and petrophysics as a career in the petroleum industry.
Discover a Career in Well Completions Engineering
Apache’s George E. King talks about the importance and complexities of well completions engineering.
Discover a Career in Petroleum Reservoir Simulation
The author discusses reservoir management and simulation and what reservoir engineers contribute.
Discover a Career: Flow Assurance
Alberto Di Lullo, Eni E&P, discusses flow assurance engineering and the challenges that those working in flow assurance address.
Discover a Career in Underbalanced Drilling
Despite the drilling industry’s shift toward managed pressure drilling (MPD) over the past half-decade, underbalanced drilling (UBD) continues to be a desirable option for many operations today.
Discover a Career in Pressure-Transient Testing
Christine A. Ehlig-Economides discusses what a career in pressure-transient testing is like.
Modeling Multiphase Flow in Pipes
The petroleum industry constantly faces challenging flow-assurance problems as it pursues assets in more difficult producing environments. This alone guarantees an exciting future for all engineers with an interest in multiphase flow in pipes.
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