Digital Energy - Energy Technology Adoption – no wonder we are slow we are too old!
Houston, TX 77056
People, process, and technology are three aspects of implementing any project. Usually the “people aspects” are the most challenging for success. The oil and gas industry over the past 20-25 years has reduced in size, not attracted younger workers; created a gap in the age profile which is now culminating in the “big crew” change. A huge base of knowledge is imbedded in the “soon to retire” workforce that needs to be shared with the newly educated workforce. Over this period of time technology (information technologies and field technologies) have exploded in capability. Many feel the industry has not adopted them as fast as could be possible and beneficial. Is it because of the aging workforce? Have other industries faced similar events? What are the values and needs of the younger workforce? “Technology” can help bridge the knowledge gap, but how do we implement it?