VIDEO: Young professionals in the spotlight

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference, held last month in Amsterdam, this year stepped up its attention to young forces and new talents in the industry.

In the closing-talk show of the event on October 24,  a radio presenter Maarten Bouwhuis talked to young talents with different backgrounds about their work, their ambitions, and their motivation.

Apart from the young professionals, Jan Willem van Hoogstraten, CEO of EBN, a natural gas exploration, production, transportation, and sale company owned by the Dutch Government, and de facto patron of the YP Hub, was invited to share his views on the importance of enabling young talents to become future leaders.

Van Hoogstraten spoke about the energy transition, a topic popular in the Netherlands, reminding those listening that most of the country’s energy consumption (96 percent) still come from fossil sources and only four percent from renewables.

He stressed the importance of the energy transition for the future and also highlighted that the young forces are essential in helping to achieve it.

The EBN paraphrased the sentence attributed to Einstein whereby one cannot keep doing the same thing and expect different outcomes.

He said it was was important to give the tools to young professionals to do something about climate change.

“We need people with an open mind with out of the box thinking to do things differently, Van Hoogstraten said.

Silent piling, and Generation Y

When it comes to the young guns at the talk show, Heerema Marine Contractor’s installation engineer Marius Ottolini is taking initiative already and is working on a silent offshore pile driving tool that will not disturb the marine mammals. He won this year’s Offshore Energy Young Engineer Award, for his solution.

BoschRexroth’s Jeroen van Roosmalen, a Sales Manager for Large Cylinders, was asked whether he felt the younger generation was more innovative.

He said that Y-generation – born during the 1980s and early 1990s – is not just a letter; it also means asking more questions (Y/why?) leading to new ideas.

During the talk show Pranshu Singhal, Student Petroleum Engineering, Delft University of Technology was told he’s one of the seemingly rare to find today young people still interested in oil & gas.

He said that while this indeed might be the case, he still wanted to pursue the career there for its importance to our daily lives, for its ever-changing nature, and its dynamics.

Watch the full talk show below, to hear why a bank would want to hire a young petroleum engineer; What lessons can be transferred across the industries when it comes to large cylinders, why we people of Trinidad were happy when Ottolini’s company installed an offshore facility there; how many youngster work for EBN, why EBN will stay out of offshore wind, and how it will still have a connection to offshore wind, Why Ottolini is optimistic about  getting another Offshore Energy award and much more.

Offshore Energy Today Staff


People also read

 

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Nov 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

Africa Oil Week 2020

For over 25 years Africa Oil Week has been the meeting place for Africa’s most senior E&P stakeholders.

read more >

CERAWeek 2020

 Each year, CERA clients gathered for a few days in Houston…

read more >

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) showcases leading-edge technology for offshore drilling, exploration…

read more >

2020 EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION STANDARDS CONFERENCE ON OILFIELD EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

The development of consensus standards is one of API’s oldest and most successful programs.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply