'What I Do' Special Edition

As the oil and gas industry enters a new era, what will you be doing?
This article appeared in February, 2017


Price crashes and 'disruptive' technologies have had a major impact on industry jobs in recent times but with oil and gas forecast to dominate global energy supplies for another half century at least, the industry needs skilled workers to deliver the full value of company portfolios. Lay-offs and 'crew-changes' may well be a thing of the past by the time the we move into the Twenties and the predicted supply side issues force up the price of a barrel of oil.

Computers, artificial intelligence and machine based learning bring many benefits and many challenges to a dwindling work force. When the anticipated rise in oil prices comes where will you be? What will you be doing? 

Maybe you are one of the many 'displaced' workers looking for new opportunities within the industry or maybe you spent the last couple of years codifying your workflows and see your current role as at 'risk'? Maybe you are considering retraining or maybe are you are coming to the industry for the first time, after years of tertiary education and with your CV packed full of the latest and greatest ideas? 

Whatever your situation now would seem to be a good time to consider your future employment opportunities.

Over the last few years Geo ExPro have run a regular feature called 'What I do', where we have invited industry professionals and practitioners to give us an insight into their roles and responsibilities. This week in a Geo ExPro Special we are republishing some of those articles, together, on our Homepage and we hope that we can inspire you to find your next role in oil and gas.

Of course, staying on top of industry trends, technologies and developments will always make you more attractive to potential employers. So remember to bookmark our website and subscribe to the print magazine using the 'Print Subscription' button at the top of this page.

Keep an eye out for the new articles from Geo ExPro Vol. 14.1, which will begin appearing here next week.


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