Month: August 2017

Wellsite Leader Anne Claudel

Meet Anne Claudel.  Anne has a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering and is currently a Wellsite Leader for a major oil company.  For the past 10 years, Anne has worked all over the world in various positions of both the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry, that include locations like the high Arctic. Women Offshore was fortunate to ask Anne some questions about her remarkable career: Anne, what inspired you to work on the water? “I was attracted by the oil & gas industry.  Offshore being one of the many environments the industry operates in. It is one of the nicer environments,...

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A BBC Conversation: ‘Diving into the Past’

Seven-thousand kilometers. That’s the distance that separate two women, their dive tanks and their insatiable dedication to the history of once-forgotten marine relics. Sarah Ward and Pornnatcha ‘Jo’ Sankhaprasit are two women who stand at either end of a very small, world-renowned, select pool of women who have reached the highest echelon of their careers as Marine Archaeologists. From Fear of the Water to the Love of the Dive Jo Sankhaprasit grew up in the highland mountains of Thailand. At the age of 9, she laid her eyes on the big, briny, blue ocean.  By the age of twenty,...

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Amanda Barlow Shines a Light on Offshore Life

Women Offshore connected with Author and Wellsite Geologlist, Amanda Barlow, to discuss her latest book: An Inconvenient Life. Australian-born, Amanda Barlow, worked as a geologist onshore for 16 years before taking her career offshore to become a wellsite geologist on an oil rig. Women Offshore was fortunate to catch up with Amanda to discuss her unconventional career and what inspired her to write her latest book, An Inconvenient Life. A 56-year-old, marathon-running mother of 3 children Amanda Barlow, a 56-year-old mother of 3 adult children and a marathon runner who has run races on all 7 continents, thrives on...

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Impostor Syndrome 101

You’re sick. The guy sitting next to you on the bus is sick. Your younger siblings are definitely sick. Your entire hometown, your grandmother’s neighbour, your child’s pen pal in Germany – they’re all sick. From the Mongolian Horsemen to the pastry chef in the small French village – not one of us has escaped being tainted with the strain. Don’t Despair! “Apart from serial narcissists, super low achievers and outright crazies no-one is immune to the self-doubt that feeds the Impostor Syndrome.” Well, thank goodness that Forbes’ Contributor, Margie Warrell, had the decency to remind us that we’re...

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Operations Engineer Sita Syal

Meet Sita Syal, from East Lansing, Michigan. Sita graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science and Engineering in Chemical Engineering, as well as a Masters in Energy Systems Engineering. Sita worked as an Operations Engineer offshore and has recently left her job to start a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. Go, Sita! We met up with Sita to discuss the time she spent offshore: Sita, what inspired you to work on the water? “I became very interested in the energy industry during my college years.  I eventually joined an engineering support team, with...

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