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November-December 2023

Oilwoman Magazine

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief (November-December 2023)

Happy anniversary to OILWOMAN Magazine! This issue represents three years of bringing you stories of the women who have broken barriers, who have challenged the status quo, and who have brought their own unique and diverse perspectives to all facets of the energy sector, in order to create an industry...

Unmasking Risks: Identifying Common Health Dangers for Female Oil Workers

Unmasking Risks: Identifying Common Health Dangers for Female Oil and Gas Workers

The oil and gas industry has long been male-dominated, but today, more women are entering the field and taking on critical roles. In fact, according to the World Petroleum Congress, women represent about 22 percent of the workforce in this industry. As female representation grows, so does the need to...

Valued At Work

Valued At Work

Valued at Work has two protagonists – Steve and Markus. Steve works directly for the CEO in a tech company and has traditional thinking aligning to his traditional career. His organization has high female attrition and lately has lost work due to lack of innovative approaches. Markus is a senior...

“Building Resilient and Agile Teams” panel speakers (L to R): Maria Angela Capello, Kate Stevenson and Paula Smetana Stuart. Photos courtesy of AAPL.

Leading With Resilience And Agility: Insights From The Women In Energy Institute Panel Discussion

I participated in a thought-provoking panel discussion at the Women in Energy Institute – Championing the Industry event, which took place at the JW Marriott hotel in downtown Houston on October 24, 2023. The panel was titled “Building Resilient and Agile Teams,” and it was a sold-out event that brought...

How to Create A Culture of Loyalty

How to Create A Culture of Loyalty

There are hundreds of articles written daily on traits of fantastic leaders and toxic leaders; hundreds of buzzwords abound in the media on these topics. Of course, there is also the age-old debate of whether great leaders are born or made. When it boils down to being a leader that...

Oilwoman Cartoon (November-December 2023)

Oilwoman Cartoon November/December 2023

Female Forces: A Timeline of History-Making Women in Energy

Female Forces: A Timeline of History-Making Women in Energy

In 2023, women still make up only 22 percent of the oil and gas industry, despite much talk about diversity, equity and inclusion, which encompasses many characteristics beyond just gender. However, research shows women have always played a behind-the-scenes role from the industry’s earliest days. Some of their names are...

The 2023-2024 Black Girls Do Engineer members. Photos courtesy of BGDE.

Kara Branch, Founder, Black Girls Do Engineer

Rebecca Ponton: Please provide some information on your background – where you grew up, the hobbies and interests you had, and what you aspired to be when you grew up. Kara Branch: I am from Port Arthur, Texas, a little town that houses the world’s largest refinery and many chemical...

The Power of No – Part II

The Power of No – Part II

The fourth quarter is in full swing and the end of the year is within sight. This is an excellent time to take stock of where our time and energy are currently being invested as we look ahead to 2024. In Part I, we discussed the importance of setting boundaries...

Anne Street

History Repeats Itself: The Family Legacy of Echo Production

“I love history. I’m a history buff – and talk about a historic industry,” Anne Street says, referring to the oil and gas business. She doesn’t need to look much further than her own family, and Echo Production, the independent oil company it founded in the small north Texas town...

Proved Undeveloped

Proved Undeveloped

Proved undeveloped oil and gas reserves are reserves that are expected to be recovered from new wells on undrilled acreage, or from existing wells where a relatively major expenditure is required for recompletion. The phrase “proved undeveloped” can also be used, in some cases, to describe the state of women in...

Caspar Gross, with his cocker spaniel, Emil, shown here in Jenischpark, near the river Elbe in Hamburg, Germany. Photos courtesy of Caspar Gross.

In Conversation With Caspar Gross, Investment Analyst, G-Force

I was introduced to Caspar through a mutual contact, in part because we both now work with early-stage start-ups! We had so much to talk about, and it is a delight to share some of our conversation here in OILWOMAN Magazine. Angela McKane: Hello, Caspar! It is so lovely to...

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.