The Danger of the Big Data Fashion—The Price of FOMO Could be Extravagant
Data story consumers are focused on summarized results and highlights instead of details of the analysis. It’s a data scientist’s responsibility to identify the significance of the data and to present it in a simple but scientific manner.
The BP Returnship Program and the Mom Project Aim To Bring Employees Back to the Industry
Returning to the workforce after a break for family or personal reasons is often a difficult transition. A new BP and The Mom Project Collaboration aims to make it easier for moms.
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.
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.
The Doctor Will See You Now: A Metaphor for Production Engineers
If you are a production engineer in the oil and gas industry, this playful metaphor will help you explain your job in easy to understand terms to others outside the industry.
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.
Sustaining Technical Excellence: The Importance of Continual Learning for Professionals and Students
For technical innovation and skill progression for individuals and institutions, continual learning and exposure to new ideas is vital.
#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.
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.
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.
Preparing To Become a Manager
Getting promoted to manager represents a tremendous vote of confidence and also raises the stakes for the professional involved. What are some skills you can acquire and knowledge you can gain before the sink-or-swim situation?
The 80/20 Rule for Job Search
Article discusses ways you can make your job search more effective.
The Middlemen: Career Options in the Midstream Sector
There are numerous career paths available within the midstream sector due to the very diverse nature of the systems involved. There are avenues for virtually all engineering disciplines and the opportunity for cross-training and advancement is tremendous.
Preparing for the Handover? Do Industry Young Professionals Risk Missing Out on the Opportunity To Understand Geomechanics and Its Value?
Early identification of geomechanics-related problems is required to optimally drill, complete, stimulate, and produce from reservoirs. Academic institutes, the oil industry, and contribution from professional societies play a key role in recognizing geomechanics as an important discipline.
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.
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29 October 2018