TOPICS OF INTEREST
As Industry Changes, So Does Petroleum Engineering Education
The industry is becoming increasingly complex, leading to changes in how universities approach education for undergraduate study.
Petroleum Engineering Enrollment Projected to Drop Sharply
After a spike in enrollment in 2017, a significant downturn is projected.
2020 SPE President Promises to Focus on Strengthening Organization’s Engineering Core
Speaking on the final day of ATCE 2019 in her home province of Alberta, Shauna Noonan unveiled the theme of her 2020 SPE presidency, “SPE Strong: Strengthen the Core.”
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.
Aramco Hires More Women in March Toward Gender Diversity
The world’s largest oil company says it has doubled the number of women working for it in the last decade and is spearheading a number of initiatives to grow the trend.
Dramatic Enrollment Shifts Plague Petroleum Engineering Programs
Crude prices may be rebounding, but undergraduate enrollment in US petroleum engineering programs continues to dive. Will there be a shortage of young, qualified PE graduates in the coming years?
Future Workforce Education Through Big-Data Analysis for Drilling Optimization
An operator partnered with the drilling-automation research group at The University of Texas at Austin to develop a work flow for big-data analysis and visualization. The objectives were to maximize the value derived from data, establish an analysis toolkit, and train students on data analytics.
What Does It Mean When Your Technology Is an MVP?
For startups in the upstream sector, knowing how to navigate through a technology's Minimum Viable Product stage is critical, but not always straight forward.
A Passion for Energy Education
SPE member Colin Black has donated countless hours to promoting energy education and helping students on their career paths.
Petroleum Engineering Schools Begin To See Enrollment Declines
Enrollment in US petroleum engineering programs have peaked and are on the downslide, matching the short-lived surge in the 1980s, when a generation of engineers were graduated.
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.
Talent & Technology: Development of Engineering Competency Models Continues
SPE has been developing discipline-specific technical competencies for the past several years to assist young professionals, and more recently graduate engineers, in quickly ramping up with necessary skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive environment.
Drilling Competition Offers Real-World Skills Challenge
Vimlesh Bavadiya is leading a team of engineering students at the University of Oklahoma (OU) to repeat its victory in SPE’s Drillbotics competition next year.
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