WPC Energy (WPC) regularly checks in with students and young professionals from within the energy industry to see what they think about the industry. This report breaks down its recent discoveries, giving us a real look at how students and young professionals aligned to the energy industry perceive the energy transition.
This report was delivered with the support of Accenture and the dedication of the WPC Young Professionals Survey team. The combined team represents five different countries and six different energy companies.
Global results were provided from 1800+ responses 58% Men 41% Women 1% Other provided by 27 Countries across 6 continents.
These were further discussed during an expert panel at our 24th Congress in Calgary considering the Next Generations Perspective on the Energy Transition
Mrs Lyndsay Thorlacius, Managing Director, Strategy, Accenture, Canada
- Ms Olga Fedorova, New Business Manager, New Commerce & WPC YPC Member, CEPSA, Spain
- Mr Moosa Al Rahbi, Production Technologist, Petroleum Development Oman LLC
- Ms Mervin Azeta, Global Flexible Work & Culture Project Manager, SLB, Nigeria
The World Petroleum Council Young Professionals Committee launched the 2021 edition and received considerable global input
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Our 2021 edition of the WPC Youth Survey focuses on 'Youth Perception of the Oil & Gas Industry: Attracting and Retaining Talent'. To download your complimentary copy please click here.
In an era of energy landscape transformations, identifying, attracting and retaining talents with the skills to unlock opportunities will be a critical factor in the industry's success. On a regular basis, the WPC surveys the perception of students and young professionals (up to the age of 35) on the global Oil & Gas Industry - their drivers and motivators to work in the sector (career development, compensation and rewards, job security, workplace environment, industry reputation). The results of the survey were shared in December 2021 at the 23rd World Petroleum Congress in Houston, and provide holistic and fact-based perspectives on talent attraction and retention.
The results of the Survey were also presented in Houston at the 23rd World Petroleum Congress and further discussed by an expert panel
Olga Fedorova, Youth Survey Project Leader, WPC Spain
Presentation of the 2021 WPC Global Youth Survey Report:
Tamara Seres, Youth Survey Project Leader, WPC Serbia
- Vanessa Wyche, Director, NASA Johnson Space Center, USA
- Aleida Rios, Senior Vice President Engineering, BP, USA
- Deanna Jones, Chief Human Resources Officer, Baker Hughes, USA
- Dr Ramanam Krishnamoorti, Chief Energy Officer, University of Houston, USA
- Stephane Rousselet, Chair, WPC Young Professionals (2017-2021 Cycle)
In February 2021 the WPC Youth Survey reached another important milestone to become a recognised reference for the oil & gas industry through the set up of the WPC Youth Survey Experts Committee. A group of HR Experts from different companies, backgrounds and a variety of geographical origins, who provide their guidance and knowledge to the WPC Youth Survey Team.
- Sultan Al Rubaiey, Senior Consultant for Talent Management, Takatuf, Oman
- Bojana Sajlović, HR Business Partner for Downstream, NIS Gazprom Neft, Serbia
- Gisela Galante, HR Analyst for Upstream, YPF, Argentina
- Stephane Bogoratz, HR Manager, Evolen, France
- Syahid Deradjat, Employee Relations Expert, Pertamina, Indonesia
- Amal Khalfan, Team Leader for Manpower and Recruitment, KGOC, Kuwait
The Expert Committee's role covers:
- Reviewing the content development
- Being ambassadors of this initiative within their company and HR community
- Contributing to the definition of actionable initiatives for the survey outcome
Led by Tamara Seres (Serbia) and Zaid Al Khateeb (Kuwait), the WPC Youth Survey team, was reinforced with the incorporation of Alaa Al Zarafi (Oman), Olga Fedorova (Spain), Ivan Kurchatov (Russia) and Adi Akheramka (USA) in order to support the new challenges ahead in the year of the official launch and presentation of the Youth Survey at the Houston Congress in December 2021
All participants received the chance to win a free annual subscription to Petroleum Economist and 1-on-1 Mentoring Sessions with senior industry leaders and HR professionals!
We thank you for your participation and are excited to announce that the 2021 WPC Global Youth Survey has had the HIGHEST PARTICIPATION with over 5,600 respondents from 112 countries.
The 2019 WPC YPC Survey "From University Campus to Workplace: Boosting Industry-Academia Cooperation“ investigated students’ and young professionals’ views on the cooperation between the oil and gas industry and the academic sector in view of fostering and strengthening collaboration to benefit all.
The results of the Survey were officially presented in June 2019 at the WPC Future Leaders Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia (presentation available here) and in the 2019 edition of the WPC Young Professionals Magazine - click here to read the article.
A selection of participants and members of the WPC YP Committee shared their perspectives on how cooperation between academia and industry had benefitted them - click here for the video and see what they had to say.
The WPC Young Professionals Committee focused on capturing the opinions of young professionals and students within the oil and gas industry for the 4th edition of the WPC Youth Survey:
"Perception of our industry: the oil and gas image from the young insiders".
A global list of participants were invited to take part
Everyone who participated in the survey was entered into a draw for a free delegate place at the 22nd World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul.
The World Petroleum Council (WPC) is eager to explore the views of students and young professionals regarding their perception of the industry under the aspect of:
The Future Landscape of Energy: Sustainability and Alternative Technologies
You are invited to share your thoughts at WPC Youth Survey 2016
The outcomes were presented at the 5th WPC youth event, the Future Leaders Forum in Rio, 26-27 October 2016 (www.flfrio.com).