The sector, which was the first to feel the pain of the downturn, began to recover late last year and then got a boost from OPEC, which agreed to cut production to push up oil prices.

Looking Up, But Still Tough; Outlook Brightens for Unconventional Oil
Drilling automation is coming, but oil and gas firms must shed their misconceptions about the tech to use it right.

Four Misconceptions That Lead to Drilling Automation Failure
This 26-year-old YP member has volunteered with SPE's most popular programs, including Energy4me, PetroBowl, and eMentoring

SPE Spotlight on Young Professionals: Mohamad Yousef Alklih
Nominate a colleague for an international or regional award by 15 February: [ Link ]
The most challenging thing to achieve is finding the right questions.

7 Lessons Engineers Can Get From Elon Musk’s Career - GineersNow
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Marina Voskanian won SPE International's HSSE-SR Award last year -- but she couldn't have done it without her peers who took the time to nominate her.

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Lifting Your Unconventional Production Potential

Building your data science skill set = better, faster decisions; more career choices; and the ability to improve your employer's bottom line.

A Young Professional's Guide to Petroleum Data Science
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The oil and gas industry uses some of the most cutting-edge technology in the world. How do you stay on top of technical developments in the industry?

The Faces of New Technology and Innovation
It would be the first time the U.S. has held that status since 1953.

United States may become net energy exporter by 2026, EIA reports
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