Q&A: Did the Women of O&G Choose Career or Did the Career Choose Them?

Although far fewer women work in the oil and gas industry compared to men, many women find rewarding careers in the industry. Five women were asked the same 10 questions regarding their career choices in the oil and gas industry.  One question and one answer from each woman will be shared with our readers each day from Feb. 6-17.

Disclaimer: The women in this questionnaire have asked to remain anonymous.

# Woman 1 Woman 2 Woman 3 Woman 4 Woman 5 #


Question 3: Was it something you always wanted to do?


Q&A: The Real Women of Oil and Gas

Woman 1: No




Q&A: The Real Women of Oil and Gas

Woman 2: Not really. Oil and gas was hiring a lot of engineers.




Q&A: The Real Women of Oil and Gas

Woman 3: Not at all. I grew up and went to school in a part of the country where the oil and gas industry is barely known.



Q&A: The Real Women of Oil and Gas

Woman 4: Working oil and gas industry was not a lifelong pursuit of mine, but as it has happened I have often asked myself why I did not pursue a career in this industry much sooner.



Q&A: The Real Women of Oil and Gas

Woman 5: To be honest, I had no idea about the oil and gas industry until I went to Louisiana State University for graduate school. Growing up in central New York and going to college in New England, we didn’t talk about petroleum in detail. I never thought for a second that I would end up working in the energy industry!


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Kathy Debler | Feb. 8, 2012
Thats great news! Now I have been trying to find out who to contact to also work with the oil&gas field. I have 16 years working construction mainly in the oil&gas plants through out the united states. Also you don't see to many women in my field of work either and there needs to be more. Especially single females like myself and others that take care of themselves or still have families to raise, the money is good and keeps you off welfare. Please let me know who to contact. Thank-you.


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