Monday, October 28

13:00 - 17:00
Young Professionals Workshop: The End of Petroleum Engineers: The Way Ahead Mengwi 6&7

The recent downturn in the oil and gas industry has led to massive layoffs. Digital industrial revolution is slowly changing how upstream businesses operate. Increasing public awareness of climate change has fuelled the urgency to shift to cleaner alternative energy. Can the current petroleum engineers survive in the next 10 to20 years? What are the skills required to help them adapt and thrive in the highly dynamic business environment of the oil and gas industry?

This workshop will provide Young Professionals (YP) with a greater insight into the future of our industry and raise their confidence by stepping out of their comfort zone.

Preliminary Workshop Agenda

1300 – 1330

Arrival and Delegate Registration

1330 – 1345

Welcome Remarks by Tom Blasingame, 2021 SPE President, Texas A&M University (confirmed)

1345 – 1500

Panel Session 1: Views from Industry Experts

  • Prediction of oil price trend, demand and supply by Thom Payne, Director, Westwood Global Energy Group (confirmed)

  • Advantages of carbon capture storage to reduce carbon emissions and the prospect of petroleum engineers to move into CCUS industry 

  • State of digitation in oil and gas industry and the required skills for petroleum engineers by Ahmed Ibrahim, Vice President Digital APAC, Baker Hughes Company (confirmed)

1500 – 1515

Coffee Break and Networking Session

1515 – 1615

Panel Session 2: Views from SPE Presidents

  • Tom Blasingame, 2021 SPE President, Texas A&M University (confirmed)
  • Nathan Meehan, 2016 SPE President, President, Gaffney, Cline & Associates (confirmed)

1615 – 1630

Coffee Break and Networking Session

1630 – 1700

YP Group Debates

Registration Fee

 USD 55/person