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Talent for the 21st Century: Evolving Careers Around a Challenging Energy Landscape

Monday, 3 October
372 B/E
Special Session
The oil and gas industry is evolving rapidly into a new, emerging energy system partly anchored in traditional petroleum engineering and partly evolving rapidly in new skill areas (digitalization, sustainability, emissions reductions, energy efficiency) and emerging industries (hydrogen, offshore wind, geothermal, carbon sequestration). Country pledges and investor demands have moved sustainability and the energy transition forward rapidly. Company commitments to reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, along with new regulations, put the challenge into the hands of petroleum engineers to invent novel ways to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions. Volatility in energy prices emphasizes the need to manage oil and gas supply and investments carefully to ensure energy affordability, while the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution brings the integration of physical assets (e.g., rig platforms, flow stations) with advanced digital technologies (e.g., machine learning, artificial intelligence).
Session Chairperson(s)
Jeanne Perdue, Technical Writer and Editor - OXY
Rafael Hincapie, Department Manager - Subsurface Solutions - OMV Exploration & Production GmbH
Rebecca Schulz, Strategy Consultant - Shell
Speaker(s)
Kamel Ben-Naceur - Nomadia Energy Consulting | 2022 SPE President
Lynn Frostman, Vice President, Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility - Syzygy Plasmonics
Rita Okoroafor, Assistant Professor - Texas A&M University
Runar Nygaard, Professor and Director, Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering - University of Oklahoma
Sam Krevor, Reader in Carbon Sequestration Studies - Imperial College London
Moderator(s)
Jeanne Perdue, Technical Writer and Editor - OXY
Nihal Darraj, Graduate Teaching Assistant - Imperial College London
Rafael Hincapie, Department Manager - Subsurface Solutions - OMV Exploration & Production GmbH
Rebecca Schulz, Strategy Consultant - Shell

Prepare for an Unforgettable Opening Session!

Through an insightful discussion, we aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of the past, present, and future of innovation within the Oil & Gas industry, inspiring a new era of energy professionals committed to shaping a resilient and sustainable energy landscape.


Moderator: Elena Melchert | Podcast Host and Consultant | Oil and Gas Global Network