Financials of the Oil and Gas Industry—A Retrospective
The industry is facing a fork in the road regarding capital allocation. In this environment, companies should make investments focused on long-term value creation for both the shareholders and the stakeholders.
What Is Concealed Beneath the Lebanese Offshore?
This article reviews exploration activities and the challenges of the subsurface formations located in offshore Lebanon.
YP’s Guide To Mexico—A Land of Contrasts
A brief look at the history of the oil and gas industry in Mexico and its main tourist attractions.
The Diversity Imperative in Oil and Gas
The oil and gas industry has increased financial security for many by providing well-paying jobs, yet those opportunities have not been available to all. How can the industry increase diversity and access to well-paying jobs for women, African-Americans, and other under-represented groups?
A Petroleum Engineer’s Role in Reducing Carbon Emissions
What will competitiveness look like in our industry in 10 or 20 years from now? What novel pathways might we envision to restore the natural environment, while creating shareholder value and enhance our license to operate? How can you serve as a potent catalyst for positive change?
YPs’ Guide To: Morocco—From Scenic Desert Camps to Attractive E&P Investment Options
A luxurious escape in the western most part of the Arab world, Morocco has seen a surge in interest from international oil companies in the past few years, who want to tap into the country’s immense hydrocarbon potential.
Positive Energy, With Chevron’s Mike Wirth
In this Milken Institute podcast, Chevron CEO Mike Wirth talks about the company's mission, culture, and how it is adapting to the current COVID-19 pandemic and downturn.
Video: The Long "Bridge" of Carbon Capture and Storage Technology
A quick overview of CCS and the challenges in its application.
COVID-19 and the Energy Transition: An Interview With Jonny Sultoon, Head of Markets & Transitions, Wood Mackenzie
A discussion on the energy transition and the effect of COVID-19 on its evolution.
Shutting in Wells: Why It’s a Nuanced Process
Shutting in a well in the oil and gas industry is not like locking a house without a tenant; turning the tap off is akin to demolishing the house in many cases.
Digitalization in the Oil and Gas Industry—A Mindset Change
While the façade painted by IIoT and data-driven processes is one of an environment that is heavily guided by computers, it actually calls for an evolved workforce that is able to use the data to enhance design and decision-making skills.
COVID-19 And Oil Price Catastrophes: How Can Industries Jointly Build Resilience?
What the oil and gas sector teaches us above all else is that the most important lessons are shaped by guiding principles, and if there is one guiding principle threaded throughout this industry’s history of confronting crises, it is this: we are all in it together.
The Potential of Remote Communications in Closing Digitalization Gaps
With new options for connectivity, and the growing popularity of LTE connections, there is a huge opportunity for remote connections to close the digitalization gap.
A Recruiter’s Views From the Oil Patch
How COVID-19 and the oil price drop is affecting recruitment in the oil and gas industry.
Video: Protecting Privacy on Virtual Meetings
Check out these tips from the National Institute of Standards and Technology on how to improve the security of your virtual meetings.
Why is This Peter Thiel-Backed Startup Mining Bitcoin in West Texas?
The fast microprocessors used in bitcoin mining need cold temperatures. What brought this bitcoin company to west Texas, which suffers through 90-degree-plus days for nearly half the year?
Young Professional’s Guide To: Gujarat, India—A State on the Move
Known for its diverse heritage and rich traditions, the Indian state of Gujarat is also a hub for modern development. It is the first state in India to set up its own gas transmission line and has the world’s largest refinery.
The Past, Present, and Uncertain Future of California’s Oil Business
The article overviews the rich history of California’s oil industry, its current state, and discusses its true potential.
The Enterprisers Project: Digital Transformation—Who Should Lead? 8 Questions To Ask
Should that outside hotshot lead your digital transformation work–or an insider who knows more about the culture and customers?
PwC: How Oil and Gas Companies Can Attract Investors
The oil and gas sector’s annual stock performance over the past 5 years has lagged behind the S&P 500. This article recommends ways the industry can recover investor confidence and capital by understanding the changing type of investors.
Ivory Coast: Building the Energy Hub of Sub-Saharan West Africa
Cote d’Ivoire has tremendous potential in its energy sector. Although a young nation, the population led by a daring government has continuously made strides in harnessing the strengths that lie in its large young entrepreneurial and intellectual force to grow its economy.
SPE Young Professionals Share Their Commitment to Sustainability in Video Message
In a video message shared during the recently held annual conference, SPE young professionals addressed the sustainability challenge.
How Serious Are Oil and Gas Companies About the Energy Transition?
A quick look at how serious oil and gas companies are about decarbonization and who is doing most in the space.
Changing Market Dynamics Force Oilfield Service Companies To Rethink Their Organization
A bearish future prospect and the digital transformation of the industry are forcing oilfield service companies to restructure their service delivery accountability and improve the interfaces between software and traditional segments.
Dog Eat Dog: Chasing Scale in a Crowded, Maturing Permian
Premium acreage costs in the Permian have increased industry interest in acreage swaps, divestment, and M&A activity.
Shell’s van Beurden Ranked No.2 in CEOWorld 2019 Best CEOs List
Several oil and gas CEOs are ranked highly in CEOWorld's 2019 list of Best CEOs.
Top Digital Applications in Upstream Oil and Gas
Digital oil and gas applications are expanding by leaps and bounds, providing insights and improving decision making and execution. Here are the top areas which could significantly improve business bottom line.
Petrobras Runs Biggest Supercomputer in Latin America
Petrobras’s supercomputer Fênix is among the world’s 500 biggest computers and ranks first in Latin America.
The Effect of Shale’s Rise on Geopolitics
Cross-energy analyst and cofounder of Energy Aspects Richard Mallinson discusses how global policy and geopolitics have continued to evolve with the prolific US shale production.
Wood Mackenzie: LNG Confronts Its Demons
Several giant LNG developments earlier this decade suffered from runaway costs and delivery slippage. Can the industry deliver projects on time and on budget in this new investment cycle?
The Net Present Value of a Hydraulic Fracture Treatment
A bird’s eye view of the elements governing the net present value of a fracture treatment.
Production to End-Use: The 2018 US Energy Consumption Infographic
The EIA chart tracks the various sources of energy production in the US for the year 2018 to its end-user sectors.
Bloomberg Video: Big Tech Pursues Big Oil
A quick look at big technology companies' interest in oil and gas.
Wood Mackenzie: How Will 2019 Elections in Asia Pacific Impact the Energy Sector?
India, Indonesia, and Australia head to the polls this year. Who will win? How will the energy sector be impacted?
Inc.: It Pays to Know What You Don't Know
If they know and you know they know there's a case of knowledge asymmetry. How do you leverage that in a negotiation?
Spotlighting Oil and Gas Entrepreneurs—Taking the Unbeaten Path
The Discover a Career section article spotlights Kristin Hatch and Tanhee Galindo, co-founders of GeoKimika Oil & Gas. They share what motivated them to start their own company and the inspiration to pursue entrepreneurship.
Houston Chronicle: As Energy World Focuses on Permian, Gulf Makes Its Own Comeback
The attention of the energy industry has focused in recent years on the Permian Basin. But as the Permian gathers the attention, another aging oil field is making its own comeback.
In-Depth Discussion: Baker Institute's "Oil and Gas Development in Guyana" Event Video
Guyana’s oil and gas prospects have the potential to transform both the country and the international oil companies developing these resources. First production from Guyana’s offshore Liza field is expected in 2020, and full development could yield 500,000 barrels per day.
The Role of Social Media During the Industry Transformation
The burgeoning population of millennials in oil and gas and diversified, global workforce means more engagement with social media will be necessary.
Spears Insights Video: The Next Bottleneck
Pipeline shortage in the Permian is well known by now and pipelines are being planned and built. But John and Richard Spears of Spears Associates are looking ahead to what happens when transportation ramps back up in 2020.
TWA Interview: Maarten Wetselaar, Integrated Gas & New Energies Director of Royal Dutch Shell
Shell's Wetselaar on sustainability, low-carbon future, and the evolution of LNG.
CNN, Davos 2019: Hess CEO on the Importance of Shale Oil
During a panel discussion at the recent Davos 2019, World Econominc Forum's Annual Meeting, Hess CEO John Hess summarized the importance of US shale production.
Decoding Logos—The Evolution of Two Oil and Gas Company Logos
Logos can tell a story by illustrating a business’ brand, vision, ambitions, and core values. In this edition of Young Professionals’ Guide To, we explore two major oil and gas company logos.
Forbes: Policies or Technology? The Key to a Sustainable Energy Future
Policies can be very effective at driving behavior, but they must work in concert with enabling technology to realize the outcomes we desire, including increased energy efficiency and reduced emissions.
The Nuts and Bolts of the Digital Oil Field
The term digital oil field has become a buzzword in the oil and gas industry these days, with the mention of it bringing up pictures of computers, flashy screens, and programming to mind. In reality, the concept goes beyond these.
Bloomberg Photostory: This Is Where Saudi Arabia Gets Its Oil
Saudi Aramco extracts crude, natural gas, and other oil liquids from the mountainous sand dunes of the Empty Quarter to the waters of the Gulf. Here’s a rare look behind the scenes.
Digitalization in the Oil and Gas industry–The Limitless Future
Digitalization is going to impact every industry in the next 5–10 years. The oil and gas industry needs a lot more data scientists today than a year ago, so a person with the right qualifications and experience is the need of the industry today.
More to Carbon Than Meets the Eye: The Importance of Researching Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage
CCUS is an interdisciplinary research field and its broad scope means that CCUS offers numerous opportunities for science and engineering graduates, including petroleum engineers.
YP’s Guide to 2018 ATCE: Here’s How to Ace It
With a theme on Big Data, this year’s ATCE has plenty in store for young professionals.
YPs’ Guide To: Southeast Asia—How Tiger Cubs Are Becoming Rising Tigers
This YPGT article discusses the “Tiger Cub” Asian economies and their oil and gas potential.
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