We began to build exploration teams about 12 years ago. Others are trying to do it now so Bob asked me to describe our procedure to you. He favors my approach because he considers it constructive damage to the status quo. All of you know how teams work technically. Maybe I can tell you something about the sociology. I tell it from the viewpoint of an explorationist––but it will work for us all.
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Creating, Managing, and Evaluating Multidisciplinary Teams
The oil and gas industry has experienced major changes worldwide, including downsizing of professional staffs. Greater emphasis has therefore been placed on carrying on exploration and production with smaller, more efficient work teams of geoscientists and petroleum engineers together with land, legal, accounting, and administrative staff. This publication is a direct result of a course presented in October 1990, and focuses on the competitive advantages gained by recognizing the role of people and teams dovetailed with improved technology in exploration and development.