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GEES Conference Birmingham 25-26 June 2007. Demand for GEES graduates in the petroleum sector Tony Grindrod AAPG Education Committee PESGB Executive Council.

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1 GEES Conference Birmingham June 2007

2 Demand for GEES graduates in the petroleum sector Tony Grindrod AAPG Education Committee PESGB Executive Council (Training Manager)

3 Recruitment and Retention of Petroleum Geoscientists Tony Grindrod AAPG Education Committee PESGB Executive Council (Training Manager)

4 Structure of Presentation Entry to the industry Entry to the industry Who employs GEES graduates? Who employs GEES graduates? Why join the industry? Why join the industry? Why not! Why not! Location Location Retention of staff! Retention of staff! Career timelines Career timelines

5 What did you do at work today mum? I spent all morning playing computer games, and then after lunch I built some models I spent all morning playing computer games, and then after lunch I built some models Denise Cox, Denver geoscientist, CEO Denise Cox, Denver geoscientist, CEO AAPG Student Affairs Co-ordinator

6 Entry to the industry What are the routes? HND HND BSc BSc MSc (Aberdeen, Imperial College, Manchester, Royal Holloway) MSc (Aberdeen, Imperial College, Manchester, Royal Holloway) MSc (Leeds, NHM, Heriot Watt/Newcastle, Durham, SOAS, Kingston) MSc (Leeds, NHM, Heriot Watt/Newcastle, Durham, SOAS, Kingston) PhD PhD

7 International Recruitment The Milk Round is back!! Delft, Tromso, Bergen, Uppsala Delft, Tromso, Bergen, Uppsala Leoben Leoben Zurich Zurich Adelaide Adelaide Calgary, Edmonton Calgary, Edmonton UT Austin, Rice, Texas A & M, Colorado School of Mines, Stanford, Berkeley,Caltech, UC Riverside, UW Madison, LSU, UTEP UT Austin, Rice, Texas A & M, Colorado School of Mines, Stanford, Berkeley,Caltech, UC Riverside, UW Madison, LSU, UTEP

8 Who employs GEES graduates? Supermajors, Majors, Indies, SOCs Supermajors, Majors, Indies, SOCs Contractors, Service Companies Contractors, Service Companies Governments Governments Financial Institutions, Banks Financial Institutions, Banks Computing/IT Companies Computing/IT Companies Utilities Utilities Remote Sensing/GIS Remote Sensing/GIS

9 Location! Location! Location! Does it have to be London, Aberdeen, Houston? Does it have to be London, Aberdeen, Houston? Surrey/Thames Valley Surrey/Thames Valley Gatwick/Crawley Gatwick/Crawley Tetbury/Ledbury/Llandudno/Chester Tetbury/Ledbury/Llandudno/Chester Glasgow/Edinburgh Glasgow/Edinburgh Oslo/Stavanger/Vienna/Pau/The Hague Oslo/Stavanger/Vienna/Pau/The Hague

10 Why join the industry? Remuneration Remuneration –Salary –Signing-on bonus –Share options, bonuses –Housing/Schooling/Re-location Leading Technology/IT Leading Technology/IT International colleagues International colleagues International travel/postings International travel/postings

11 Why not? Reputation for cyclic employment Reputation for cyclic employment Hire/Fire! Hire/Fire! Environmental concerns Environmental concerns Perception of non-green credentials Perception of non-green credentials Overseas postings Overseas postings Language problems Language problems

12 Skills requirements Hard Skills Strong course background Strong course background Links with industry Links with industry Modern European Foreign Language Modern European Foreign Language Mathematics skills Mathematics skills IT skills IT skills Spatial awareness Spatial awareness

13 Skills requirements Soft skills Ethics/Integrity/Reliability Ethics/Integrity/Reliability Cultural awareness Cultural awareness Innovative thinking Innovative thinking

14 Career Timeline I International School International School BSc Geology (Durham) BSc Geology (Durham) PhD Sedimentology (Newcastle) PhD Sedimentology (Newcastle) Oil major – London-based/postings to San Francisco/Anchorage/Houston Oil major – London-based/postings to San Francisco/Anchorage/Houston MBA – leading US school MBA – leading US school Board (+ director of LloydsTSB/NATS) Board (+ director of LloydsTSB/NATS) Chairman – major financial institution Chairman – major financial institution

15 Career Timeline II School –South London Girls State (S) School –South London Girls State (S) BSc Geology/Geography – Hull BSc Geology/Geography – Hull HND P/T London HND P/T London Geology Technician (Polytechnic) Geology Technician (Polytechnic) Data Storage and Management Company >> President/VP postings to Casper/Denver/Houston/Dallas Data Storage and Management Company >> President/VP postings to Casper/Denver/Houston/Dallas MBA – leading UK school MBA – leading UK school Consultant on company start-up/finance provider Consultant on company start-up/finance provider

16 Career Timeline III GDST School IB GDST School IB HL Maths/Physics/Geography HL Maths/Physics/Geography SL English/French/Chemistry/TOK/CAS/ SL English/French/Chemistry/TOK/CAS/EE BSc Geology (Oxford) BSc Geology (Oxford) Geophysical contractor (Woking/Oslo) Geophysical contractor (Woking/Oslo) Computer Company (Houston) Computer Company (Houston) Financial Services (London) Financial Services (London) IT/GIS consultant (New Zealand) IT/GIS consultant (New Zealand)

17 Retention Poaching Poaching Longer postings Longer postings

18 Summary High oil price for foreseeable future High oil price for foreseeable future Strong market for GEES graduates Strong market for GEES graduates More difficult drilling targets More difficult drilling targets 50% of workforce likely to retire within 10 years 50% of workforce likely to retire within 10 years Too few GEES grads in priority areas – geophysics/petrophysics/petroleum engineering/GIS/remote sensing/ environmental monitoring Too few GEES grads in priority areas – geophysics/petrophysics/petroleum engineering/GIS/remote sensing/ environmental monitoring


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