The Journey of the Joule
A 2017 US energy consumption chart from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows that a good percentage of the energy generated turns into wasted heat.
Microsoft Deploys Experimental Underwater Datacenter
Microsoft deployed a datacenter underwater near Scotland’s Orkney Islands, as part of a project to assess bringing datacenters closer to population centers.
Forbes: Why Retire? Former CEO of Oxy Aims To Be 'Low-Cost Provider' With New Oil Company
Retirement was boring for former Oxy CEO Steve Chazen. So he built a new company instead with bulletproof balance sheet.
Video Story: My 24-Million-Dollar Mistake
The author narrates an incident from his work experience to explain the importance of communication in technical work.
Poets&Quants Publishes Best & Brightest MBAs, Class of 2018
Poets&Quants, the online publication for graduate business education, released its annual list of the Best & Brightest MBAs for Class of 2018.
NNPC Aims To End Gas Flare in Two Years, Increase Gas Commercialization Instead
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation announced a three-point smart strategy aimed at ending gas flaring in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry in 2 years.
University Research: Innovations in EOR
Matt Balhoff, associate professor at the University of Texas Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department, shares the latest advances in his research on enhanced oil recovery.
Shell CEO: The Future of Shell in an Electric Era
In his LinkedIn column, Shell CEO Ben van Beurden shares why he is confident of Shell's resilience in an electric era.
Government, the Oil Industry, and Climate Change
Climate Change has brought the oil industry face-to-face with the enormous challenge of providing the world with a source of efficient and reliable energy while at the same time ensuring that CO2 emissions are mitigated.
Lifehacker: Questions to Ask Yourself at Every Point in Your Career
If you’re ready for a bit of self-reflection, then check out these questions from that can help shape your career plans.
Starrfmonline: Meet Ghana’s First Female Offshore Production Technician Trainee
Defying all odds a petroleum engineer from Ghana becomes the first female offshore production technician trainee in her country.
Infographic: Today's Companies that Evolved From Standard Oil
Many of the major oil and gas companies of today evolved from Standard Oil.
Video: National University of Singapore Engineering's Hybrid UAV
NUS Engineering is working on a hybrid UAV, which combines the features of a helicopter and an airplane.
NextPittsburgh: What is the Center for Responsible Shale Development? Susan Legros, President and Executive Director Q&A
What is the Center for Responsible Shale Development?
TED: 9 Common-Sense Rules for Getting the Most Out of Meetings
Do you find that the meetings you organize sometimes drifts into a “topic slip” midway? Here are 9 steps to get the most out of your meetings.
Statoil’s Digital Roadmap: Q&A by Torbjørn F. Folgerø, Acting head of Digital Centre of Excellence
Statoil's Acting head of Digital Centre of Excellence shares the company's digital road map.
What Does It Take to Have a Career in Process Safety?
Experience working in operating plants at the start of the career can be important to building a successful career in process safety.
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.
Visual Capitalist Infographic: The Clean Energy Race
Which countries are leading in renewables, and what power sources are being adopted the fastest?
Chevron CEO John Watson: How Learning Shapes Your Career
Chevron CEO John Watson says that to advance in business today, you need to build a strong foundation in the classroom and also embrace the idea of continuous learning.
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.
BCG: Five Ways Men Can Improve Gender Diversity at Work
When companies try to fix the gender diversity problem, they often center their efforts solely on women. Experience shows, however, that such a narrow focus essentially walls off the discussion as a women-only issue instead of positioning it as a broader topic between both genders.
HBR: Can You Be a Great Leader Without Technical Expertise?
A HBR article examines the importance of technical expertise in management roles.
Forbes: Six Ways Your University Can Still Help You Get A Job—Whether You Graduated Recently Or Years Ago
This Forbes article shares six ways your university can help your career – whether you graduated one year or one decade ago.
HBR: How to Return Home After an Assignment Abroad
A Harvard Business Review article explores the challenges of settling back into your own culture after returning from an assignment.
NPR: Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away
As laptops become smaller and more ubiquitous, the old-fashioned way of taking notes by hand still has advantages.
TWA Crowdsourcing: A YP’s Guide to Surfing the Disruptive Wave
A quick look at the term "Fourth Industrial Revolution" and links to related articles.
Gender Diversity: A Test for Leadership
Schulmberger Senior Adviser Pierre Bismuth shares the importance of company leadership's support for successful diversity initiatives in the industry.
Entrepreneur: Why Gender Diversity Matters to Event Planners
This article from Entrepreneur shares reasons why diversity should matter to event planners.
EY Survey Finds Changing Industry Perception Among Generations
A survey recently conducted by Ernst and Young finds that the oil and gas industry is perceived differently by different generations.
NPR: Alaska’s 40 Years of Oil Riches Began With One Man’s Courageous Foresight
Production from Alaska's Prudhoe Bay started 40 years ago this month. But the discovery of the giant oil field that started it all almost didn't happen.
Harvard Business Review: How to Be an Inspiring Leader
Summarizing the results of a leadership survey by Bain and Company, this HBR article describes the traits of an inspiring leader.
Offshore Technology Conference Events Offer Networking Opportunities for Young Professionals
2017 Offshore Technology Conference offers many networking events and opportunities to learn about the latest offshore technologies.
Habits That Undermine Women's Own Success: How Many Are You Guilty of?
This article lists six habits that undermine women's success in the workplace.
How to Get People to Take Your Deadlines Seriously (Without Being Rude)
A few strategies that can help to make your coworkers understand the urgency of your deadlines.
Marie Tharp: How the Pioneer Oceanographer Proved Plate Tectonics With Her Ocean Floor Maps
With her pioneering work in ocean floor cartography, Marie Tharp helped prove the plate tectonics theory in earth sciences.
From Engineer to Entrepreneur: Some Do’s and Don’ts
The author shares the lessons he learned during his transitioning from being an engineer to becoming an entrepreneur.
How Clouds Form Over the Oceans: A Story About Multidisciplinary Collaboration
SPE HSSE-SR Technical Director Trey Shaffer shares an interesting story on how collaboration led to an amazing science discovery.
How Oil and Gas Can Help Reduce Carbon Emissions: A Different Angle
Oil and gas by-products can make good construction materials and can reduce CO2 emission from cement production.
Hydraulic Fracturing Trends (Infographic With Article Links)
Eight latest trends in hydraulic fracturing.
Getting Out of the Oil and Gas Industry? Think You Are Too Specialized To Diversify? Think Again.
Even if your experience was in a specialized position, there are several transferable skills that oil and gas industry jobs provide.
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.
What’s the Next Big Thing?
SPE President Janeen Judah's column in November JPT discusses what's the next big thing for the industry.
NPR's Planet Money Series Covers the Oil Business
NPR's Planet Money covers the oil business in a 5-series podcast.
How Molecules Became Machines: 2016 Chemistry Nobel Prize Winners
Winners of this year's Chemistry Nobel Prize are announced. The groundbreaking steps taken by these scientists in developing molecular machinery have resulted in a toolbox of chemical structures to build increasingly advanced creations.
Becoming a Technology Fellow, Starting With the Undergraduate Project
Satya Gupta, a technology fellow at Baker Hughes, shares the milestones of his career in the industry.
3 Ways to Use MOOCs to Advance Your Career
Most people who sign up for a MOOC – a massive open online course – never finish it, often completing less than half of the work. But does that mean they didn't get value from it?
To Seem Confident, Women Have to be Seen as Warm
New research provides insight into why women may hold fewer leadership positions.
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