Q&A: Stepping Stones to Success for the Men of O&G

Q&A: Stepping Stones to Success for the Men of O&G

In February we ran a Q&A series about women in oil and gas. For comparison's sake, we have asked five men the same 10 questions regarding their career choices in the oil and gas industry. One question and one answer from each man will be shared with our readers each day for the next 5 days.

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

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

 

Question 5: What positions have you had along your career path?

 

Q&A: The Men of Oil and Gas

Man 1: Truck driver, operations manager, and owner.

 

 

 

Q&A: The Men of Oil and Gas

Man 2: Mudlogger, Sales Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Drilling Superintendent.

 

 

Q&A: The Men of Oil and Gas

Man 3: I started as a manual laborer for drilling contractors, and then I moved into mud logging and then into the office as explorationist utilizing both geology and geophysics.

 

Q&A: The Men of Oil and Gas

Man 4: Seismic crew operations, exploration and development geologist, seismic processor, asset manager, exploration manager, capital project manager, general manager for a geographic business unit. Assignments were in the US and West Africa.

 

Q&A: The Men of Oil and Gas

Man 5: ROV Mechanical Technician, ROV Supervisor, ROV Superintendent, VPIC, SIT Site Lead, ROV Specialist.

 

 

Question 6: How have your previous positions helped you grow into the professional you are today?

 

Q&A: The Men of Oil and Gas

Man 1: By learning the physical work aspect, as well as the business aspect.

 

 

Q&A: The Men of Oil and Gas

Man 2: Having some subsurface knowledge and a geology degree gives me an edge over most other engineers. My career progression has been through chance only, knowing the right people and being in the right place at the right time.

 

Q&A: The Men of Oil and Gas

Man 3: My ability to work within multidisciplinary teams and take projects from inception to full cycle maturity.

 

 

Q&A: The Men of Oil and Gas

Man 4: The jobs I have held provided increasing levels of responsibility, cross-functional and cross-cultural relationships and the opportunity to work in partnerships with other oil companies, contractors and government regulators.

 

Q&A: The Men of Oil and Gas

Man 5: ROV experience is instrumental in allowing me to being a more complete VPIC. My knowledge and experience running the tooling and sub operations I'm now working on, allows me to have a more complete understanding of the difficulties that may plague the operation and ability to work out potential issues before they arise.

 

The Men of Oil & Gas Series

 

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