A Young Professional’s Guide to Olympic-Sized Projects Around the World
As Brazil hosts its first summer Olympics in the coastal city of Rio de Janeiro, in the world of oil and gas megaprojects, another type of competition has emerged—that of market share.
Walking To Run in Megaproject Execution
If you love capital projects, and especially the big, complex, and really difficult ones, the petroleum industry is the place to be. Oil and gas development projects provide the young or experienced engineer with all the excitement you could want—challenging projects in challenging places.
Megaprojects: Managing Risks and Controlling Costs
Megaprojects require billions of dollars of investment, multidisciplinary teams, meticulous planning, flawless execution, and cutting-edge technology. To ensure their success, the energy industry will have to focus more on containing project risks, reducing delays, and ensuring faster “first oil."
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.
Which Soft Skills Can Help Young Professionals Succeed in Megaprojects?
The chance to work in an industry megaproject is a rare opportunity. These projects are exciting, fast-paced, and dynamic. Besides solid technical skills, which other skills will young professionals need to be successful in these projects?
Current Outlook for Oil and Gas Megaprojects: A Discussion
TWA Forum Section Editors interviewed experts from a diverse set of project types and discussed the development of the projects in the current economic context.
The Megaproject Era Is Far From Gone
As the industry continues to cut back on spending because of the downturn, is it worth getting into or staying involved with megaprojects? A fellow young professional, Sophia Holtsnider, and SPE technical director for production and operations discipline, Jennifer Miskimins, share their views.
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.
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