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September-October 2022

At my home office, preparing for my talk at the APEGA Nexus Conference (2022).

Embracing the Unknown

How can I describe a typical day in my life when no day resembles the day before? As an entrepreneur, I wear multiple hats every day; however, I do realize that, no matter what I do during those 24 hours, my day has a common theme and that is maximizing...

Janeen Judah: Global Ambassador for Energy

Janeen Judah: Global Ambassador for Energy

Janeen Judah is driving down Interstate 55 on her way home to Houston from a conference in Indiana, and is “somewhere in Arkansas.” As she is driving, she is giving an interview – this interview. You don’t become general manager in a multinational energy corporation without perfecting the art of...

Oilwoman Magazine

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief (September-October 2022)

This issue marks the second anniversary of Oilwoman Magazine! It’s hard to believe, but it was two years ago – in the midst of a worldwide pandemic – that publisher, Emmanuel Sullivan, made the bold decision to start Oilwoman, the companion publication to Oilman Magazine. The sneak preview, which was...

Mashaal Al Ghafri, production technician, bp Oman. Photos courtesy of bp Oman. Source: People at bp Oman.

WOMEN AT bp OMAN

Asmahan Mustafa Learning advisor, Middle East and Africa Asmahan started her journey with bp as an intern in the international mobility team. After graduating, she was selected for bp’s three-year challenger program and is currently a learning advisor. Asmahan believes that learning is the key to success and has been...

Katie Jackson, Chair of POWERful Women

Gender Diversity at the Top of the UK Energy Industry 2022

Managing the E&P Talent Shortage Hinges on Bringing More Women Into the Field

Managing the E&P Talent Shortage Hinges on Bringing More Women Into the Field

Oil and gas organizations face diversity challenges, especially in recruiting, retaining and promoting women. Companies that meet those challenges with creative, flexible solutions will benefit from being supported and led by talented, driven women. Of course, a lack of women in the exploration, development and production industry (E&P) is hardly...

Rare Earths and Shifting North America’s Dependence Away from China

Rare Earths and Shifting North America’s Dependence Away from China

Rare earth elements (REE) are a set of 17 elements that are an essential part of many modern-day processes and industries. Some of the most common applications of REEs can be found in electric vehicles (EVs), wind turbines and defense applications. However, many other industries also utilize these REEs, including...

Oilwoman Cartoon (September-October 2022)

Oilwoman Cartoon September/October 2022

New York State of Mind

New York State of Mind

In 2010, Robin and Duncan Ross, owners of Arrowhead Spring Vineyards in Lockport, New York, needed alternative power generation capabilities for their growing vineyard. Until then, the only options in their rural community were electricity and propane. They supplemented with firewood to keep heating costs down but, as the operation...

The Art of Shameless Self-Promotion

The Art of Shameless Self-Promotion

“Let’s get out a pen and paper and take five minutes to write down what makes you remarkable,” I told my coaching program participants as I ran Google’s BeRemarkable exercise with them. Then I called upon Michelle,* one of the eleven program participants, to walk us through her list. As...

Puranik with daughters Bhakti (L) and Sharayu (R).

7 Letters to My Daughters: Light Lessons of Love, Leadership, and Legacy

By 2017, I had been working in my father’s company, Worldwide Oilfield Machine (WOM), for over ten years and had been recognized as the 2016 Woman of the Year by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. I’d started in HR and gradually made my way through every department and visited every...

40 Years of Fossil Fuel vs Renewable Energy Production Worldwide

40 Years of Fossil Fuel vs Renewable Energy Production Worldwide

Kerry Moreland during her time as ExxonMobil’s Guyana exploration manager.

The Search Continues

They are the explorers, the treasure hunters in search of black gold. Every exploration and production (E&P) venture is a gamble with no certainty of the outcome, although extensive measures are taken every step of the way to ensure a profitable outcome. While some companies are scaling back on oil...

A Day in the Life of… a Well Intervention Supervisor

A Day in the Life of… a Well Intervention Supervisor

4:45 a.m. Wake and shower, pack a lunch and drive out to location. Our rig typically moves every three to four days to a new well on a new location. The wells we work on are usually in the same area which is about an hour from the camp we...

Beware the Queen Bee

Beware the Queen Bee

“When Maria Angela Capello and I wrapped up the first book we co-authored together, Mentoring and Sponsoring, Keys to Success, we knew there was a lot more we wished to explain about these critical processes. People love to share their successes, but there is much to be learned from what...

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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