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May-June 2022

Building A Coaching Mindset

Building A Coaching Mindset

Lindsay Jaffee often found herself as the youngest, and one of few women, to serve in non-technical leadership roles at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. She began as a landman in 2006 and received frequent promotions throughout her 13-year career. In her final role, she served as the land director of the...

Networking for Winning

Networking for Winning

A few years into my first job, I felt ready for a promotion. I discussed it with my manager. He agreed that I was ready and that he would work with HR to identify the next role. Three months went by, but nothing happened. Six months went by, and he...

Michelle Pellon, W Energy Software’s Manager of Information Security

Michelle Pellon, W Energy Software’s Manager of Information Security

The U.S. digital economy has seen a triple-digit increase in cybersecurity threats. As energy leaders navigate mounting cybersecurity challenges, key concerns are top of mind including how to ensure business continuity, keep business data safe, and thwart rapidly growing attacks with shrinking IT budgets. OILWOMAN Magazine recently discussed these critical...

Software Development Life Cycle

The Journey Toward Zero Defect in Software Development

If you have ever been involved in software testing as a Quality Assurance (QA) engineer, you must have asked yourself, “How did I miss that?” Although the role of a QA engineer is to find as many bugs in the application as possible before releasing for production, defects found by...

Oilwoman Magazine

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief (May-June 2022)

Transition. It’s the hot button word that has been on everyone’s lips – and minds – for the past few years. You cannot talk about the energy industry without talking about the transition. Some people prefer to think of it as a “transformation.” Whatever you choose to call it, the...

Oilwoman Cartoon May / June 2022

Oilwoman Cartoon May/June 2022

Cameron LNG liquefaction terminal in Hackberry, Louisiana.

LNG is Redefining Refineries

Refineries are often synonymous with oil and gas, but there is another type of refinery out there. Natural gas pipelines are not always feasible in certain areas, and liquefying natural gas is a method of moving natural gas from producing regions to and from the United States and other countries....

Photo courtesy of Ana Lavalle

The Brave New, Post COVID World of Trading

Keo Lukefahr is the head of derivatives and renewables trading for Motiva Enterprises. She has worked in the energy industry for more than two decades serving in senior trading and strategy roles for several leading energy companies. Prior to joining Motiva, Lukefahr served as head of Americas Natural Gas and...

Renewable projects offer job opportunities. Klavers is pictured at a new site in Texas, where there are over 500 employed every day for close to two years to build a new sizeable renewable fuels plant.

A Collective Approach to Transitioning Toward Low-Carbon Solutions

I grew up in Norway, studied in the Netherlands, and have worked throughout the world. I’ve seen many angles of the petroleum business, and I’ve come to understand the energy sector as a deeply global venture: one of reliance, connectivity and longevity. It is an industry of key importance to...

Illustrations Adapted from The National Energy Education Project

Using Life to Power It

Comprising 70 percent of the world’s renewable energy consumption, bioenergy is created using biomass, or feedstock, which is any organic material. It can be used for a slew of different activities including fueling cars and running a power station. According to Corinne Drennan, Energy and Environment Directorate at Pacific Northwest...

Erika Anderson appeared on the March 3, 2022, episode of Mission Unstoppable with Miranda Crosgrove available for viewing on YouTube. Photos courtesy of Erika Anderson.

Erika Anderson: Engineering an Inclusive Future

For many students, math and science often feel like subjects that – even if you’re good at them –you can’t use in the real world. This stereotype couldn’t be more wrong. Take Erika Anderson, for example, who uses her math and science skills to solve real-world problems at some of...

Ann G. Fox

Ann Fox: Leading the Service Industry with Military Precision

When Ann Fox, president and CEO of Nine Energy Service (Nine), says, “There’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears that goes into some of the things you accomplish,” it would be natural to assume she is referring to her pre-energy career as a captain in the Marine Corps where...

3 Ways Technology is Going to Shape the Oil and Gas Industry Free to Download Today

Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.

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