A selection of outstanding young professionals in the oil and gas industry whose work positively influences and inspires others.

TWA Energy Influencers 2022

The TWA Energy Influencers are a selection of outstanding young professionals in the oil and gas industry whose work positively influences and inspires others. Read more...

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SPE goes back in time to 1978 in this throwback photo of Curtis Hays Whitson, Øistein Glasø, and Stein Børre Torp. Whitson is the author of the SPE Phase Behavior Monograph, founder of Whitson and Petrostreamz, a petroleum engineering software company, and a pioneer in fieldwide/multisample EOS (equations of state) modeling. Glasø is known for the Glasø PVT correlatio…
  • This article tracks the history of OPEC throughout its 60-year history, including major milestones in the oil and gas industry.
  • Drawing inspiration from her youth in Kuwait, this Berlin-based artist is commanding attention in the US with her work centered on a petroleum-centric culture.
  • Join Rodolfo Camacho and Silviu Livescu as they address some of the challenges in the application of data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning (DA/AI/ML) to several reservoir engineering problems and answer some of the questions related to DA/AI/ML applications in reservoir modeling and performance prediction.
  • This 3-minute video teaches the meaning of digital twins and provides day-to-day examples of how this technology can be used. Excerpts from this SPE Live examine the need to construct digital twins to support decisions made in the geothermal (and other renewables) energy domain.

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  • This photo was taken in March 2023, during my first period on a platform rig, it is a dream come true. Nine years ago, I discovered drilling, which showed me a new world with amazing postcards. I’m in workover jobs as a petroleum engineer in Mexico. I sent this picture to my brother to share my enormous happiness to be here.
  • Thirty three years in the oil and gas industry and I never get tired of watching a sunset. This photo was taken from the helideck of the Ocean Onyx mobile offshore drilling unit which is currently drilling for Beach Energy, offshore Australia. I’m looking out over the Otway Basin and the vast expanse of the Southern Ocean. How far south are we? Well if I was to get in…
  • I’m proud to share the nice celebration of a big milestone recently achieved: 100,000 b/d produced in Iara license by the floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel P-68. Congratulations to Total E&P Do Brasil and all involved. It is only the beginning of this incredible adventure.