World Petroleum Council Guide to Careers in Oil and Gas

World Petroleum Council Guide to Careers in Oil and Gas

The seventh in a series of guides for the World Petroleum Council (WPC), the World Petroleum Council Guide to Careers in Oil and Gas was launched in July 2017 at the World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.

This latest guide will join the six previous titles in the series covering Unconventional Gas; Petrochemicals and Refining; Unconventional Oil; Arctic Oil and Gas; Water Management and Biofuels.

The set can be read online either through the WPC’s website or on Issuu.

  • The seventh in a special series of Guides produced for the World Petroleum Council (WPC) as a definitive source of reference on the most pressing matters affecting global energy markets.
  • 88 pages, softback, A5 sized
  • July 2017
  • English
Message from the Director General
WPC vision, mission and values
WPC overview
Introduction – industry overview
Oil and gas: their role in society
By Nathan Meehan, Society of Petroleum Engineers
Medium-term outlook for oil
By the International Energy Agency
Long-term outlook for oil and gas
By The Global Agenda Council on the Future of Oil & Gas, World Economic Forum
Effective safety and environmental management systems
By the American Petroleum Institute, IPIECA and International Association of Oil & Gas Producers
Impact of climate-change policies on the industry
By Brian Sullivan, IPIECA
Gender and generation gaps: the way forward
By Katie Mehnert, Pink Petro
Upstream, midstream and downstream
By John Reeder, Petroplan
Company structures in the oil and gas industry
Paths to success in an international oil company
By Andrew Ditty, BP
Creating leaders in an international oil company
By Diána Muller, MOL Group
Talent acquisition in a national oil company
By Sultan Sevengül Erkılıç and Ayşe Kalayci, Turkish Petroleum
Demographic challenges of a national oil company
By AAA Indira Pratyaksa and Syahid Deradjat, Pertamina
Service company career management
By Ryan Rasmussen, Schlumberger
Technical and non-technical roles
By Lesana Kurbonshoeva and Vlada Streletskaya, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, and Nihad Kasraoui, International Petroleum Investment Company
Case study: overseas opportunities
By Stephane Rousselet, Total E&P Nigeria
Case study: an industry of variety
By Katharina Gruenberg, Brunei Shell Petroleum
Case study: upstream career path
By Jaime Turazzi Naveiro, Petrobras
Case study: building a career and having a life-long adventure
By David Ngu, Total
An example of education requirements
By Priscilla G McLeroy, Texas A&M University
Universities: world-class places for petroleum courses
University to your first job: BP perspective
By Suzy Style, BP
University to your first job: Heriot-Watt University perspective
By Keith Kilgore, Heriot-Watt University
University to your first job: Shell perspective
By Jack Dodd, Shell
Transferable skills
By Agnieszka Kmieciak, Schlumberger
Technical and soft skills
By Islin Munisteri, Islin Ventures LLC; Rita Okoroafor, Schlumberger; Asif Zafar, formerly at Halliburton; David Sturgess, Woodside Energy; and Amanpreet Gill, Nexen Energy ULC
Further development and career planning
By Tommy Bumstead, Saudi Aramco

The World Petroleum Council Guide to Careers in Oil & Gas can be downloaded as a PDF for free directly from the WPC’s website or viewed online via the Issuu publishing platform. The permanent link to the whole series of WPC Guides on Issuu is

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