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.
Daniel Yergin – A Prize for the Oil and Gas Industry
Author of the Pulitzer Prize winner The Prize, Daniel Yergin is an energy luminary whose achievements promote the international understanding of energy and its economics.
#NoDAPL and Online Activism: New Directions for Effectively Engaging With Critics
The construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline sparked a broad, clamorous online debate on social media platforms. But was there a communications gap between the opponents and proponents of the pipeline on Twitter?
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.
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.
Blockchain Technology for the Oil and Gas Industry
Blockchain is a reliable, difficult to hack record of transactions and of who owns what. Oil and gas companies expect blockchain energy trading platforms to improve reliability and efficiency.
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.
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.
Do Norway Oil Fund’s Plans To Exit Oil and Gas Investments Reflect the Industry’s Future Prospects?
Late last year, Norges Bank recommended that the Norway Oil Funds end future investment in oil and gas stocks. Two weeks ago Statoil changed its name to Equinor. Are these actions a reflection of the long-term prospects of the oil and gas industry?
Infographic: Today's Companies that Evolved From Standard Oil
Many of the major oil and gas companies of today evolved from Standard Oil.
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?
Remote Working and Increased Productivity: Personal Reflections for YPs
If your role allows, having the option to work remotely can improve personal performance, productivity, and motivation.
A Guide to Baku, Azerbaijan: Oldest Oil Producing Region in the World
The largest city located below sea level, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Baku, Azerbaijan, boasts scenic nature attractions and an oil industry dating back many centuries.
What's the Difference Between Data Science, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence?
The data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence fields do have a great deal of overlap, but they are not interchangeable.
Visual Capitalist Infographic: The Clean Energy Race
Which countries are leading in renewables, and what power sources are being adopted the fastest?
The Asset Evaluation Process in Upstream Oil and Gas—Technical, Financial, and Geopolitical Considerations
The asset evaluation process in the oil and gas industry is not purely technical or limited to the evaluation of the asset’s production performance. Careful consideration is also given to the business environment, fiscal policy stability, and political stability of the country, among other factors.
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