If the geologic and geophysical world were exclusively one of shear margins, azimuths, seismic velocity, rock physics, impedance, and porosity, operational functioning and project management would be of little or no consequence to geoscientists.

But, in the oil and gas industry at large, more geologists and geophysicists work within organizational structures than as independent consultants. Therefore, team concepts, intracompany working relationships, accomplishing corporate goals, and leadership-driven results are just as important as anywhere else where collective objectives must be met.

Effective project management is vital to the geoscientific corporate community, yet it continues to sag under a high failure rate....

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