The French YP team chose “Challenges of the E&P Industry” as the main subject for its activities in 2006. One of the major events for the YP members was the organization of the third SPE International Young Exploration and Production Professionals’ Workshop that took place in March 2006 in Biarritz, France. It was a runaway success, with 48 young professionals attending from 17 different countries. “Our Challenging Future: Preparing Today’s Young Professionals for Tomorrow’s Challenges” was the overall theme of the workshop. The local YP committee is currently working on the new program for 2007, which will focus on the development of new technical skills.
—Natalia Quisel, Senior Engineer, Schlumberger