Human resources

Employment is not a direct function of oil prices, but of upstream and midstream investment and activity. Fluctuations in SPE membership generally lag the activity increase or decrease by 1–2 years. It is expected that the current upcycle of activity will contribute to a rebound in membership, especially among the young professionals.
How to use the new SPE Competency Matrices to prepare for the SPE Certification Exam and the SPE Competency Management Tool to address skills gaps to excel in the energy industry in the 21st century.
High oil prices will mean more spending on workovers to eke out more oil and gas from older wells. The amount will depend on finding those willing and able to do that tricky work.

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