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Is There a Future for Professionals in the Petroleum Industry?

Today's Students, Tomorrow's Professionals

By John G. Kaldi
National Centre for Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, University of Adelaide, Australia

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Slide 1: Intro.
Slide 2: Who Cares?
Slide 3: Audience Participation
Slide 4: Why Study Geology / Geophysics?
Slide 5: Started University Intending to Study Geoscience
Slide 6: Australian Geoscience Honours Students started University Intending to Study Geoscience
Slide 7: Started University with Some Geology Background
Slide 8: Australian Geoscience Honours Students started University Some Geology Background
Slide 9: Why Leave Geology/Geophysics?
Slide 10: Most Desirable Degree for Employment
Slide 11: Geoscience Graduate's Options
Slide 12: Employment Trends of Recent Undergraduates

Slide 13: Employment Trends of Recent Master's Recipients

Slide 14: Employment Trends of Recent Ph.D. Recipients

Slide 15: Survey of Skills Needed by Oil Companies
Slide 16: Survey of Skills Needed by Oil Companies
Slide 17: Present Degree Requirement for Employment
Slide 18: Will the Future Minimum Qualification be a Master's Degree?
Slide 19: Geoscience Skills Needed by Oil Companies
Slide 20: Geoscience Skills Needed by Oil Companies
Slide 21: Geoscience Skills Needed by Oil Companies
Slide 22: Geoscience Skills Needed by Oil Companies
Slide 23: Summary: Geoscience Skills
Slide 24: Computer Skills Needed by Oil Companies
Slide 25: Computer Skills Needed by Oil Companies
Slide 26: Computer Skills Needed by Oil Companies
Slide 27: Summary: Computer Skills
Slide 28: Non-Technical & Soft Skills Needed by Oil Companies
Slide 29: Non-Technical & Soft Skills Needed by Oil Companies
Slide 30: Non-Technical & Soft Skills Needed by Oil Companies

Slide 31: Summary: Non-Technical, Soft Skills

Slide 32: Overall Skills Summary
Slide 33: A Paradox
Slide 34: A Paradox
Slide 35: Employment Scenario
Slide 36: Cyclic Job Market
Slide 37: USA Average Wellhead Oil Price
Slide 38: DOE Oil Price Forecasts
Slide 39: 1998 Oil Price Forecasts
Slide 40: Why There is Still a Viable Future with Oil Companies
Slide 41: Market Forces
Slide 42: Population-Driven Energy Demand
Slide 43: World Fuel Consumption: 1970-1994
Slide 44: Projected World Energy Supplies
Slide 45: Employment Scenario
Slide 46: Demographics
Slide 47: Median Age of AAPG/SPE Members
Slide 48: Geoscience Demographics (majors)
Slide 49: Observations
Slide 50: Productivity Gap
Slide 51: Productive Petroleum Geoscientist
Slide 52: What's in the Pipeline?
Slide 53: Geoscience Students at U.S. Universities
Slide 54: Geoscience Students at Non-U.S. Universities
Slide 55: 2002 Geological Salary Survey
Slide 56: Years Experience
Slide 57: By Degree
Slide 58: International Opportunities
Slide 59: Largest Hydrocarbon Basins
Slide 60: Global Giant Oil and Gas Fields
Slide 61: Global Exploration
Slide 62: New Technology
Slide 63: Core Calibration for Petrophysical Analysis
Slide 64: Geologic Data Analysis
Slide 65: Computer Simulation and History Matching
Slide 66: Integrated Workstation
Slide 67: Former Paradigm
Slide 68: Present Reality
Slide 69: Impact of Integrated Reservoir Management
Slide 70: Importance of Developing Technologies
Slide 71: Future Oppotunities
Slide 72: Job Market Expectation
Slide 73: Job Market Expectation
Slide 74: Job Market Readiness
Slide 75: Job Market Readiness
Slide 76: Petroleum Industry Careers
Slide 77: Cyclic Job Market
Slide 78: Professional Societies
Slide 79: Future for the Oil Industry
Slide 80: The Future