From a Production Technology Advisor: Young Professionals Should Keep a Technology Focus in Their Career Goals
In no other time in history has the rate of change in technology in the oil industry been greater than it is today. A production technology advisor, the author recommends young professionals to have technology as a focal point for making career decisions.
Diversity and Inclusion: The Gender Balance in a Performing Organization
The TWA HR Discussion team interviews Theresa Barnett, North America regional manager, Halliburton Consulting, who provides insight into understanding diversity and inclusion, particularly as it pertains to women, and ways organizations can make their workforce truly diverse.
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.
Talent Diversity: Why Nontraditional Degrees Matter in the Oil Industry
Professionals from the oil and gas industry share how their nontraditional degrees are benefiting their career.
Importance of Employee Engagement During the Downturn: A Discussion
How does culture and engagement correlate with business performance? Are companies making these measurements?
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.
Confronting the High-Stakes Demand for Cybersecurity Talent
This article offers a four-part framework for critical infrastructure organizations looking to overcome the skills gap and create a strong cybersecurity workforce.
Apply Online—Building Your Digital Presence
While there are still some job opportunities advertised in newspapers, most advertised opportunities have moved online. With a little learning, ambition, and time, it is possible to transform yourself into a tech-savvy job seeker.
Interview: Kevin Birn, IHS
IHS’ Kevin Birn discusses the challenges facing the Canadian oil sands and the outlook for the future. Kevin Birn is part of the IHS North American Crude Oil Markets’ team and leads the IHS Energy Oil Sands Dialogue.
Three Strategies To Make Your Next Career Move the Best Ever
Planning and making your next career move a success may be as simple as assessing your personality, journaling about the options, and identifying roles and tasks that have inspired you in the past.
The Engineering Gold Rush in Investment Banking
Investment banks are increasingly acquiring in-house technical talent. Jeff Brown of the recruitment firm Ludwig, Wessel & Associates gives tips for young professionals contemplating a move from an industry job to the investment banking sector.
Current State of the Industry: A Recruiting Agency’s Perspective
In a challenging market condition, an astute observation of the investment flow in the industry can help young professionals land in good jobs.
Career Road Map: Insight From Industry Professionals
Experts and industry professionals chart the road map for career growth.
Recruitment Trends and Talent Management—10 Years: A Panoramic View
Recruitment trends and talent management—a 10-year panoramic view.
Potential Source of Technical and Leadership Skills: Former Members of the US Military
Interview with John Zornick on hiring former members of the US military.
Transitioning from Engineering to Leading
While exceptional in their technical field, many engineers have not developed enough of the key skills required to be a great leader. This article discusses key leadership skills that can help young professionals who desire to move to a management track.
The Power of Small When the Small Is Really Big
Breaking a big goal into smaller tasks can be a powerful way of accomplishing big things without being overwhelmed.
How to Advance One’s Career, Manage One’s Team, and Become a More Successful Leader: Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Young professionals can use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to improve their leadership and communication skills.
The Cutting Edge: Research and Development’s Role in Deep Water
An interview with Schlumberger's Amelia Irion on a career in research and development and the role of R&D in developing deepwater resources.
Managing Your Career
Chevron’s Susan Howes and Elizabeth Schwarze discuss how to actively manage your career whether you are just out of college or have been around for a decade or more.
Factors Impacting Dual-Career Couples Results of the December 2011 Talent Council Survey
Chevron's Eve Sprunt and Susan Howes discuss results of an SPE survey on dual-career couples.
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.
The Structured Classroom Approach
Interview with Jorrit van der Togt, vice president of learning and organization effectiveness at Shell, about training, mentoring, and leadership.
On-the-Job Learning at Swift Energy: A Case Study
Swift Energy uses a training-cum-mentorship model to get new engineers up to speed, reduce nonproductive time and increase technical knowledge.
Continuing Education: Adding Value for Industry Professionals
An Interview With Joseph A. Ajienka, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
A Generalist vs. a Specialist
Former SPE President Eve Sprunt discusses her career, generalist vs. specialist career paths, and how to make career path decisions.
Bob Brackett, Director, Corporate Strategy, Hess Corporation
Bob Brackett, Hess, outlines the similarities and differences between working for an international oil company and national oil company.
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.
Jerri Babin, Director, Rig Solutions Sales Support, National Oilwell Varco
Jerri Babin of National Oilwell Varco shares her perspective on how the industry has evolved and the future prospects for women.
Great Opportunities for Young Talent
Human resources professionals in the petroleum industry discuss what sustainable human resources means practically in today's flush oil and gas market.
Addressing the Needs of Dual-Career Couples
Presenting results of a 2007 SPE survey on dual-career couples in the oil and gas industry.
Phil Williams, Executive Director, RPS Group
Phil Williams shares his vision of how professional and industry development are responding to new pressures and changing to reflect new values.
Alan Preston, Vice President, Human Resources, Chevron
Alan Preston shares his insight on how Chevron is facing today’s industry challenges and discuss the HR policies the company has established to meet these challenges.
Saudi Aramco Faces Staffing Challenges
Khaled Al-Buraik, Chief Petroleum Engineer, Petroleum Engineering and Development, E&P, at Saudi Aramco offers insight about the company, its recruitment and career development mechanisms, and its development and promotion programs.
Industry Offers Excellent Job Opportunities
The E&P industry offers young professionals something that no other industry can: an international venue that combines business and technology in a challenging way.
Hard Work, Professionalism Pay Dividends
David Tournadre, Vice President of Personnel at Schlumberger, discusses how there is no recipe for success—it is very much driven by hard work, the results you produce, and your own individual motivation.
A Discussion With Francesco Cuomo, Managerial Planning-Development Dept. Manager, Eni E&P Div.
Francesco Cuomo discusses his development path and the importance of self-determination.
A Discussion With Weldon Mire, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Halliburton Co.
Weldon Mire shares his view of the industry and what companies such as Halliburton are doing to maintain healthy and competent workforces around the world. He also gives his recipe for success and sheds light on the many dimensions the industry has to offer young professionals.
A Discussion With Hugh Mitchell, HR Director of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group
Success requires not only technical professionalism but also project management, commercial, and relationship management skills. The future requires a more rounded E&P professional but one who still stands on a solid platform of deep professional technical skill.