Effective Training for the Young Upstream Generation

16 – 18 June
| Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain


Under the patronage of His Excellency Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Finance, Minister in Charge of Oil & Gas Affairs, Chairman of the National Oil & Gas Authority (NOGA), Kingdom of Bahrain


The oil and gas industry is experiencing a crew change. Experienced professionals have exited or are about to exit the workforce taking with them years of experience and wealth of knowledge creating an experience gap. In parallel, oil and gas companies are hiring at unprecedented levels fresh college graduates and mid-career professionals. Approximately 40% of the oil and gas professionals; geoscientists and engineers are Young Professionals (less than 35 years of age) who require effective and efficient professional development to fill the gap and become competent and independent contributors. The newly-hired young professionals (Y and Z generations) are technology savvy, enjoy multidisciplinary team work and demand a clear roadmap for their professional development. Studies highlight that conventional style learning, i.e. lecture-based learning is no longer effective and achieves very low retention rates. For any information to be effectively transferred with high retention rates, learning should focus on simulated work and project-based modules utilizing interactive learning technologies that allow trainees/professionals to visualize difficult concepts.

Blending theory with On-the-Job (OJT) training is an effective learning technique that enhances professional development and reduces time to competency. Studies indicated that blended learning techniques, used in the context of structured curricula, are very effective. In addition, utilizing adult learning techniques coupled with content development driven by instructional design methods can reduce time to competency.

This workshop will focus on effective young-generation learning techniques and use technology including social media to enhance the learning process. In addition, the workshop will address issues related to custom-built curricula utilizing a blended learning approach and content development processes and their impact on time to competency.

Program Committee:

Salam Salamy (Chairman), Saudi Aramco

Jon Nelson, Saudi Aramco

Henry Edmundson, Schlumberger

Hisham Zubari, Tatweer

Technical Program

  • Session 1: Characteristics and Attributes of the Young Upstream Generation
  • Session 2: Coaching and Mentoring
  • Session 3: Curriculum and Technical Content Development
  • Session 4: Content Design and Delivery
  • Session 5: Training Assessments and Competency Management

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Benefits of Attending

  • Gain valuable best practices from leading oil and gas companies, service companies and academia
  • Understand how to train and develop young geoscientists
  • Learn how to make social media work in your favor
Who Should Attend

  • Managers of geoscience personnel
  • Geoscientists/Subject Matter Experts involved in content development and delivery
  • Human Resources/Personnel managers/ Training and Development managers

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