Given the oil demand destruction wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic and the increasing focus on cutting global greenhouse gas emissions, now may seem like an inopportune time to be an aspiring geoscientist.

Adam Law thinks otherwise.

Managing director of UK-based energy consulting group ERCE, Law has been in the business long enough to have weathered more than a few downturns, and while recovery from the current one will be different, he says, demand will not disappear any time soon.

Continued role for oil and gas

“There is an energy transition, or rebalancing, and that will continue,” he says.