The FPSO industry is ageing, and like the rest of the oil and gas industry, must consider what happens when experienced heads start leaving the business. Can the industry replace them with young, bright and upcoming talent? Are the young professionals of today ready and equipped to address tomorrow's -- or even today's -- challenges?
While there are no simple solutions, one key step forward is through cross-generational communication and engagement. It is with this in mind that we are pleased to introduce the FPSO World Congress Young Talent Initiative, a special incentive to support up-and-coming young engineers in the FPSO industry who are typically unable to participate in high-level industry forums.
Young engineers aged 28 and under working in the FPSO industry are eligible to attend the full FPSO World Congress at a discounted rate of SGD$899 – that’s more than 75% in savings off the standard Congress delegate price. Whether employed with an end user (oil company or FPSO contractor) or solutions provider (EPC or technology provider), if your work supports the FPSO industry, you may be eligible for the Young Talent Initiative*.
Two full days of access to the 17th Annual FPSO World Congress:
As a young professional in the FPSO and offshore oil and gas industry, you and your peers have likely wondered more than once where the oil and gas industry is heading amidst the current low oil price environment, and where your career will go with it. This roundtable discussion will examine what the future looks like for the offshore oil and gas industry, and explore the challenges – and most importantly the benefits – of developing your career in the sector.
As senior oil and gas professionals retire from the industry, a wealth of knowledge leaves with them. This discussion will address how to retain this industry expertise and continuity of knowledge, so as not to repeat the same mistakes.
It will further open a dialogue on the communication disconnect between generations who have developed their skills in different ways, be it through physical labor vs modern tools and technology. Is one path “easier” than the other? Are traditional processes and ways of thought the most efficient?
Today’s project execution environment is vastly different from previous generations. From technological innovations in equipment and processes to digitization and the onset of big data and increased connectivity, young professionals are expected to hold varied and cross-functional expertise.
This discussion will explore what key criteria young professions require to advance their careers in the industry, as well as strategies to facing typical challenges to growth and promotion:
with Nicolas Bigle, Turret/Mooring System Lead, Premier Oil
What do you look for in your ideal career? Innovative and exiting challenges, international travel and exposure to several cultures, professional autonomy? While past generations sought stability and long-term careers in a single role, young professionals today seek different characteristics in their career development. In this session, Premier Oil’s Turret/Mooring System Lead Nicolas Bigle shares his personal experience in the oil and gas industry, discussing:
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