What's Ahead - Comments from 2015 TWA Editor-in-Chief Tony Fernandez.
Welcome to the first TWA issue of 2015! Our goal for this issue is to provide an all-inclusive reference for entry-level graduates as they begin their careers, so it is jam-packed with terrific early-career guidance from industry leaders. Think of your career as a tall building: the stronger the foundation, the taller the building can be built. I especially urge you to read 2015 SPE President Helge Haldorsen’s eight dimensions to a successful career in the President’s Column.
Throughout your first few years in the industry, the advice that you acquire will replicate much of what is in this issue: continue your technical education, fine tune your “soft skills,” and build a mentorship network, to name a few. While these are all vital for a prosperous career in oil and gas, I defer to the words of our authors on these topics on the following pages. Instead, I’ll “give forward” four pieces of advice that I was once given, which have had the most profound impact on my career.