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The Energy Workforce & Technology Council is transforming energy by giving its members the tools, information and representation they need to boldly enable a low-carbon future—safely, profitably and sustainably. The group aims to connect, educate, support and advocate for energy companies and workers of today and tomorrow. The Council’s foresight and expertise elevate the industry with governments, industry partners and communities around the globe. And the group also aims to foster innovations that will shape the industry and improve our changing world.

The Energy Workforce & Technology Council formed in February 2021 through the combination of the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) and the Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC).

Editor's note: Updated Feb. 1, 2021.

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OFS Sector Loses Jobs, but Trade Org Says Growth Potential Remains

According to analysis by the Energy Workforce & Technology Council, the OFS job market may still have potential for growth despite a slight decrease in the sector in April.

Exclusive: E&P Recruitment Strategy: Position as Tech Company [WATCH]

Energy Workforce & Technology Council's president Molly Determan shares a "successful" tip for the oil and gas industry to see recruitment breakthroughs in this Hart Energy LIVE Exclusive Interview. 

EOC: Oil Industry Losing Talent to Big Tech, Bad Reputation

Drawing in younger talents requires changing hearts and minds about the industry, Energy Workforce & Technology Council president says.

CEO Leslie Beyer Leaves Energy Workforce

With Leslie Beyer’s departure from Energy Workforce and Technology Council, both Molly Determan and Tim Tarpley have been jointly promoted to president to lead the organization in tandem.

E&P Highlights: June 12, 2023

Here’s a roundup of the latest E&P headlines including the approval of a North Sea project and new contract awards in the upstream oil and gas industry.

SEC’s Climate Disclosure Rules ‘Injects Confusion,’ Industry Claims

From BlackRock to shale producer CNX Resources, several groups in the industry expressed concerns over the SEC’s mandatory call to report Scope 3 emissions.

EPA Faces Backlash for New Regulations Threatening Permian Production

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said EPA’s actions could limit Permian Basin production, which could substantially increase pump prices.

Insight: North American Oil Companies Scramble to Find Workers Despite Boom

Patterson-UTI Energy may hire another 3,000 workers this year after hiring back 3,000 in 2021, and even has recruiters set up at a shopping mall in Williston, North Dakota, to find potential workers.

Industry Will Not Abandon ESG During Crisis, Others Must not Abandon Industry

To maximize the industry’s abilities, government leaders must take immediate action to embrace the security and reliability of U.S domestic energy resources.

Diversity in Energy Op-ed: Investing in D&I is Investing in the Future

Here’s why continuing to improve diversity and inclusion throughout the energy services and technology sector is an opportunity to accelerate growth and innovation.

Oilfield Service Jobs Rise, Bucking Slowdown in US Hiring

The oilfield services and equipment sector has regained some 62,289 jobs since shedding a peak of roughly 109,000 jobs in February of 2021 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a new report says.

Opinion: ESG is Here to Stay—Here’s How to Move Forward

While there is no silver bullet for ESG success, here are the principles for reaching objectives important for the energy services and technology sector.

Energy Policy Watch: OFS Sector’s Critical Role in the Energy Transition

Leslie Beyer, CEO of the largest national trade association serving the energy services sector in the U.S., joins Energy Policy Watch to discuss how the energy transition actually represents an opportunity for oilfield service companies.

Study Shows Diversity Progress for Sector

New research shows the percentage of women in the U.S. energy technology and services sector rose to nearly 20% in 2020 and set a baseline for race and ethnicity at 25%. 

OTC 2021: Smart Policy Key to Successful Energy Transition

Every form of energy has advantages and disadvantages, but the American energy industry has innovated and adapted throughout its history. This time will be no different.