Happy Holidays From SPE's The Way Ahead
Here’s to a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!
My Journey From Being a Mentee to Becoming an SPE Mentor
The SPE eMentoring program can help boost your confidence about your next step in the industry and help achieve your career goals.
Energy4me is a STEM-ulating Classroom Experience
Small plastic cups filled with different colors of sand. A Slinky and a two foam cups. A sponge, a plastic straw and a plastic baggie. These elements may sound like items on a scavenger hunt list, but with Energy4me they can upcycle and help students track down a career in engineering.
Making Gender Diversity a Reality in the Oil and Gas Industry
The SPE Women in Energy committee works to create opportunities for women to enable them to step into leadership roles and pursue their career goals.
How to Adapt to a Cyclical Industry: SPE President Spady Answers Young Professionals’ Questions
In an interview with TWA editors, 2018 SPE President Darcy Spady shares tips on how to progress in career during periods of technology changes and ways young members can adapt to the cyclical nature of the industry.
Infographic: SPE The Way Ahead—Who We are
SPE's official online publication for students and young professionals, The Way Ahead provides readers with high-quality articles on career development, new technologies, and business trends.
Encourage Young Leaders in Oil and Gas: Nominate Them for an SPE Young Member Outstanding Service Award
Recognition outside our companies, schools, and institutions matters. Do you have a friend who is worthy of SPE recognition? Nominate them for an SPE award.
TWA Editorial Committee is Accepting Applications
If you enjoy reading TWA and would like to try your hand at writing original content, apply to become a member of TWA Editorial Committee.
My Experience as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer on Reservoir Engineering
SPE Distingushed Lecturer Dean Rietz shares his experience delivering his lecture on reservoir engineer at SPE sections around the world.
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.
From Student to Professional: The Benefits of Maintaining SPE Membership After Graduation
The journey toward a successful career starts as we recognize our professional interests and aspirations. Early involvement in professional societies is the first step in the right direction.
SPE Certification: An Essential Milestone for Petroleum Professionals
SPE Certification provides an endorsement of an engineer’s technical skills and capabilities by a global organization that extends to anywhere you may travel or work—a highly desirable benefit given the global nature of oil and gas operations.
Energy4me: Marketing Oil and Gas Education to Future Generations
The oil and gas industry has a remarkable story to tell. SPE’s energy education public outreach program Enery4me highlights how energy works in our everyday lives to school students and teachers and promotes the career opportunities in the upstream petroleum sector.
TWA Features: Meet Your Mentors
This article features some of the SPE mentors who are currently accepting mentees, and they share their reasons for participating in the program.
OnePetro: An Essential Technical Resource for Oil and Gas Professionals
Providing access to more than 180,000 papers and presentations, OnePetro is a definitive resource for upstream oil and gas technical information.
2017 SPE President Janeen Judah Interacts With Members in Facebook Interview
2017 SPE President Janeen Judah's live chat with members on SPE Facebook page.
Welcome to the New TWA Website!
I would like to welcome all TWA readers to our new online format! As Editor-in-Chief of TWA, I am enthusiastic about the opportunities this new website will bring to our publication.
PetroWiki: SPE’s Digital Knowledge-Sharing Platform Continues To Grow in Information and Use
PetroWiki.org is a living, growing knowledge resource for oil and gas professionals, featuring more than 2,000 pages of content. Information about a topic can be easily gathered by entering the keyword in the search box.
SPE eMentoring: Expert Career Guidance Across Boundaries and Borders
SPE eMentoring program provides young members an opportunity to benefit from the knowledge of experienced professionals from around the world.
How SPE’s Competency Management Tool Can Help Boost Your Career Development
A self-assessment of your current skills using the SPE competency management tool can prove to be an important step in your career progression.
Labels Are Not Always Bad: Understanding SPE Technical Disciplines
Understanding SPE's technical disciplines can help you get the most out of your membership.
How SPE Helps To Prepare the Future Generation of Oil and Gas Professionals
SPE provides a range of learning opportunities for industry, but it also provides opportunities for young professionals to strengthen their technical competencies and build upon professional qualities that will help their career advancement
How SPE Has Grown and Evolved During The Way Ahead’s First Decade
Follow SPE's growth and change during The Way Ahead's first decade.
Becoming a Top Professional: Advance Your Career With SPE Training Courses
Find out how SPE training courses can help advance your career.
How an SPE Section Works and What It Does for You
How an SPE section works and what it does for you.
SPE Awards: Not Just for ‘Seasoned’ Professionals!
SPE recognizes many professionals with awards, but awards are not for seasoned professionals only. This article discusses available awards, the nomination process, and awards for which young professionals are eligible.
SPE Needs You, and You Need SPE: Why and How to Volunteer
SPE relies heavily on volunteers to operate committees, program meetings, review papers, run local sections, and much more. Learn how and why you should volunteer.
SPE eMentoring Program Accelerates Global Oil and Gas Knowledge Transfer
Overview of the SPE eMentoring program, which facilitates knowledge transfer and career guidance. Young professionals can both get a mentor and serve as a mentor to a student considering an oil and gas career.
Interviews with Award-Winning YPs
Three young professionals recently recognized with SPE awards provide perspectives on SPE membership, YP activities, and how SPE has helped their career.
Outstanding Section YP Committees Awards: Building a Culture of Appreciation
The number of Outstanding Section YP Committee Award categories was increased and number of entries received shot up.
SPE Events: Which One Is Right for Me?
An overview of the various types of forums, conferences, workshops, and training sessions SPE provides.
Be a Part of the YP Revolution!
The chair of the Young Professionals Coordinating Committee talks about planned areas of focus.
What the Best YP Committees Are Doing Now
A compilation of best practices for YP programs among the sections recently recognized with SPE awards.
The New Conventional
2012 SPE President Ganesh Thakur offers his “unconventional” views.
Writing SPE Technical Papers Part II
This article focuses on the value proposition for writing an SPE paper, explaining how papers provide documentation of technology from its infancy to its widespread acceptance.
Writing SPE Technical Papers
Tips on how to write a good SPE technical paper.
Are You Accountable?
Each of us is accountable for our own professional development. SPE is expanding its training course program to help you expand your capabilities.
SPE 101: Technical Interest Groups (TIGs)
SPE offers online forums for sharing, learning, and getting answers to technical questions.
Young Professional Coordinating Committee Update: Learn, Grow, Contribute, and Be Recognized
Key initiatives of the Young Professionals' Coordinating Committee workshop held at the 2010 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Florence, Italy.
SPE’s Energy4me Program Makes It Easy to Get Involved
SPE's Energy4me program has developed materials designed not only to connect with students, but to make it easy for members to make presentations to schools and other groups.
Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone
Past SPE President Bill Cobb sheds light on getting the most out of SPE involvement.
A Message from 2010 SPE President Behrooz Fattahi
Training and mentoring young professionals is a valuable investment in future prosperity of the industry. The companies of the future must have a clear strategy to attract talent and engage and retain their talented human assets across the workforce generations.
Young Professional Coordinating Committee Update: Make an Impact!
How to get more involved in SPE.
SPE Certification Program Allows Members to Gain Professional Recognition
An engineer must continue to increase his or her development through continuing self-development. The SPE Petroleum Engineering Certification Program can be extremely beneficial to an engineer’s professional and personal life.
A Message From 2009 SPE President Leo Roodhart
Leo Roodhart discusses the year ahead, why a long-term view is important, and how SPE is adapting both globally and to encourage younger members.
Van Wingen Memorial Graduate Fellowship in Petroleum Engineering Awarded to Two
SPE Foundation receives a bequest from Professor Nico Van Wingen.
TWA Readers Survey
TWA conducted a survey last December to measure the opinions of readers about various aspects of the publication. Results are presented along with your suggestions for improving TWA to make it even more valuable.
Information on Member Technical Interests Guides SPE Programs
Technical interests guides SPE programs.
An Open Letter From 2006 SPE President Eve Sprunt
Eve Sprunt discusses SPE's new long range plan and other changes for SPE and it's members.
Technical Journals—Why Read Them?
John Thorogood, Chief Engineer for the BP Sakhalin exploration program, explains why technical journals play such an important role in the life of an engineering professional.
Guidelines for Setting Up a Successful SPE Young E&P Professionals Program
TWA editors and other young professionals have created guidelines for setting up a successful program for engaging young professionals at the section level.
An Open Letter From 2005 SPE President Giovanni Paccaloni
President Giovanni Paccaloni introduces the publication and outlines his vision for The Way Ahead.
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