AAPG Professional Women in Earth Sciences (PROWESS) Luncheon
The Economics of Diversity — Competing for and Leveraging Employee Diversity in a Global Petroleum Industry
|Date:||Wednesday, 14 April|
|Time:||11:30 am - 1:30 pm|
|Location:||La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom|
Students (limited) $15
|Registration:||Register through ACE 2010|
In the petroleum industry, one size does not fit all. Worldwide, the petroleum industry is made up of a diverse set of employers, including small independents, mid-size exploration and production companies, integrated energy companies and national oil companies, not to mention the numerous service companies, government agencies, and academic institutions that play a role in the exploration for and development of petroleum resources.
How do employers recruit, retain and manage diversity to fit their company’s needs? How do the various sizes and types of companies view and handle employee diversity? What are the perspectives among industry employers and employees regarding diversity in age, gender, technical experience and cultural background in the workplace? How does employee diversity impact corporate culture and vice versa? What really is the bottom line for corporate ‘monocultures’ and diverse corporate ‘polycultures’?
These questions will be addressed by a panel of geoscientists and managers representing a range of petroleum industry employers. Panelists (below) will discuss how their corporations integrate diversity in their business plans, focusing on the unique perspectives, driving forces and constraints for each type of employer.
manager-exploration technical services, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; also president of the AAPG Middle East Region
professional staff, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Washington, D.C.
Kim M. Bates
vice president-Americas, ExxonMobil Exploration, Houston
CEO, Drilling Info Companies, Austin, Texas.
research associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin
vice president-geoscience, Northern Division, Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City.