Women Who Shine: Q&A with Allison Strong
Allison Strong is Well Interventions Team Leader for all of BP plc's North Sea platforms. Strong's team is currently engineering several high-cost interventions in order to boost production across the company's North Sea assets. Here, Rigzone talks to Strong about her career with BP.
Rigzone: How did you start your career with BP?
Strong: I joined BP in 2000 as a mature hire. I had eight years' worth of industry experience working for a production chemical company, because my degree was actually in chemistry. That was recognized as a skill that [BP] wanted to employ. So I didn't come in as a graduate recruit. I came in as a mature hire, hired because of my production chemistry expertise.
Rigzone: What did you do from 2000 to 2005?
Strong: I was employed initially as a production chemist and that was in the Upstream Technology Group and I did that for about 2.5 years.
Then, as a result of a company reorganization there was an opportunity for me to broaden my skills. There was an opportunity to move into a petroleum engineer’s role, which the company helped me with. That was a managed move.
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