OnTheJob Interview – Wouter Botermans

OnTheJob Interview – Wouter Botermans

 1.    What’s your name and where have you been living so far?

My name is Wouter Botermans. I am Dutch and have been based in The Netherlands during my entire career.

2.    Where do you currently work?  

At this moment I work as Petroleum Engineer with Tulip Oil, a new independent Exploration & Production company. I coordinate the subsurface team activities and carry out hands on petroleum engineering work as well.

3.    What are you working on this and next week?

I am currently working on oil field (re-) development opportunities in Germany, a water injection well proposal, a production licence, economics of a gas field development and many other smaller topics. Next to that I am having interviews with potential new colleagues.

4.    What is the biggest challenge in your job or working field?

There are several great challenges. We are a very ambitious new company with a substantial portfolio of oil and gas fields that demand development. To do this we need good and efficient people to work on a very tight and sometimes complex planning.

5.    What do you like most of working in the energy field?

The people I work with inspire me a lot. Moreover, I feel that working for an E&P company makes me to actively contribute to the society’s need for energy. This gives me a feeling of responsibility to do the job good and safely.

6.    With whom (in or outside the energy field) would you like to have dinner? Where would you eat and about what would you like to talk?

There are many fantastic people I really would like to meet and I know that with up to 7 handshakes you are connected to the entire world. The most favoured person to have a diner with in a Thai Restaurant is my wife. We will talk about our kids and non-technical work experiences.

7.    The website www.globalenergyprofs.com is a platform for the global community of energy professionals. What do you expect from such a platform?

At this moment I am very fortunate to be chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Netherlands section. Our mission is to share knowledge and experience about the exploration and production of oil and gas for the public benefit. I would expect that an organisation like Global Energy Profs would also share knowledge and experience, but related to the larger picture of global energy, technology and business.

Wouter Botermans works as Petroleum Engineer with Tulip Oil, a new independent Exploration & Production company. botermanspes@hotmail.com