Digital Technology to Transform Oil, Gas Hiring Practices

Digital Technology to Transform Oil, Gas Hiring Practices
Industry insiders discuss the skill sets that oil and gas companies will need as they move towards digitalization.

The new generation also is not afraid to use capabilities such as open source and newer data science techniques and tools, Kolodgie added. The opposite of open source, enterprise tools, are closed universes that are more rigid than open source and more commonly used by oil and gas companies.

Security has been the main reason that oil and gas companies have not pursued open source. The fact that safety is such an issue for operations is another reason, Kolodgie explained.

 “Managing this generation will be a little different,” said Kolodgie. “The big issue will be giving them the tools they need to be successful.”

In the end, digital technology is here to stay, and it won’t be business as usual when oil prices recover, Leshinski concluded, noting that, going back to the old ways would be like using pencil and paper again for math after the invention of the Excel spreadsheet.


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