IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit: First Step Toward Bridging Gap Between Ambition and Action?
Technology innovation, job creation, inclusive and equitable recoveries, and sustainable electricity headline discussions at high-level summit.
Carnage Continues To Curtail Oilfield Services Sector
US oil and gas job losses due to pandemic-related demand destruction amount to 84,000—that’s 105,000 jobs year to date.
Spending Cuts First, Job Cuts Are Next
Oil exploration and production jobs globally are at about the level they were after deep cuts following the 2014 crash. Now companies need to find more to cut.
What is the Future Demand for Petroleum Engineers?
Artificial intelligence can do some things faster and better than humans can. But that may allow engineers to focus on higher-value tasks.
E&P Growth Shifts Offshore and Globally But More Cost and Job Cuts On the Way
A comeback in offshore and international exploration and production is making up for the North American slowdown, but it is a difficult transition.
So Many PE Schools, So Many Strangers
Many leaders of petroleum engineering schools from around the world have never met but SPE’s technical director for academia would like to change that.
SPE Technical Directors See a Challenging, Interesting, and Scary Future
The technical directors’ special session at SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition presented challenges on the E&P frontier in an industry grinding through a period of deep cost reductions.
Rising Jobs for Drilling and Completions Offer a Bit of Hope in a Brutal Market
Optimistic talk about oil prices offers encouragement to those who have been looking hard for jobs in the E&P industry.
Lingering Global Oil Bust Will Lead to Lasting Changes
Predictions of a 2016 recovery in the exploration and production (E&P) sector became increasingly rare after 2015 ended with a thud as oil prices sank below USD 40/bbl.
Petroleum Engineering Graduation Rate Exceeds Demand
Petroleum engineers have sophisticated, precise equations to help predict and control what flows out of wells. But when it comes to the number of trained engineers in the world, guesswork is required.
So Many Jobs Have Been Cut It Is Hard To Count Them All
The impact on workers from the global downturn is so large it is difficult to track. At the high end of the job loss estimates is John Graves, owner of Graves & Co., who estimated the number of jobs lost in the oil and gas industry at more than 250,000 at year end, and rising.
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