In a year that changed everything, adaptability emerged as a key skill in the Covid-19 coping toolbox.

Fortunately for Gerbert Schoonman, senior vice president of production at US independent Hess, it is a skill honed over more than 30 years in the oil and gas industry.

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“When I took over the role in January 2020, it was a great time to transition into a new job,” he says.