Managing Dual Careers – Work-Life Integration in a 24/7 World
Dr. Eve Sprunt former SPE President and current industry consultant

Time: 11:30 AM
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Location: Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI)

The Salt Lake Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers will host a meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI), located at 423 Wakara Way, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, 84108. A map is provided at the end of this meeting announcement. Dr. Eve Sprunt former SPE President and current industry consultant will be our first SPE Distinguished Lecturer for this program year.

Participants should plan on gathering and paying for lunch starting at 11:30 a.m.; the presentation starts at noon. The cost is $15.00 for members and guests, complimentary for students. Please RSVP to John McLennan, email: jmclennan@egi.utah.edu or (801) 634-4412 by close-of-business on Tuesday September 1, 2015. Please try to adhere to the deadline for reservations in order to keep costs down.

Eve Sprunt is an oil and gas consultant with 35 years of experience working for major oil companies. She holds BS and MS degrees in earth and planetary sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in geophysics from Stanford University. Sprunt became an SPE Distinguished Member in 2000, served as 2006 SPE President, and was made an Honorary Member in 2010. She also received an Achievement Award from the Society of Women Engineers.

The “big crew change” has altered the workforce in both visible and invisible ways. Three SPE Talent Council surveys and a Society of Exploration Geophysicists survey provide valuable insights into how to enhance employee retention and increase diversity in management. While more women are working in the petroleum industry, the transition from a workforce largely composed of dominant earners to one with many dual career couples has also occurred. The survey findings suggest that the lifestyle differences between dominant earners and dual career workers introduce misunderstandings about career dedication and work ethics that can lead to attrition. Career planning that better balances specific opportunities with flexibility, and leverages 24/7 technology-enabled work styles can build and retain a more diverse and highly motivated workforce.

423 Wakara Way, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84108