Month: October 2017

Rig Admin Erica Nystrom

Meet Erica Nystrom from Dallas, Texas. Erica has a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communication and is a rig administrator for a major drilling contractor, in the offshore oil fields of the Gulf of Mexico. As a rig admin, Erica serves as the human relations liaison to the crew on her rig. She has the very important jobs of  organizing crew change logistics for the 180 members on board and coordinating the muster (head count) during drills and emergencies. We wanted to learn more about Erica’s career offshore. Below, in her own words, are her responses to our questions: Erica, what inspired you...

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Senior Mudlogging Geologist Julie Taliaferro

Meet Senior Mudlogging Geologist, Julie Taliaferro.  Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, she attended Auburn University where she acquired her Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology.  Julie has been putting her Geology Degree to good use over the past 3 years, on various rigs and drillships in the Gulf of Mexico. We wanted to know more about the women of the oil and gas sector of the offshore industry.  In reaching out to Julie, we learned a little more about our women on water who work the beat of the offshore petroleum world.  Here’s what she had to say: What is...

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Two Women Found Offshore Fitness Company

Women Offshore introduces Aweigh-Fitness; a premier health and wellness provider for the maritime and offshore energy industries. Aweigh-Fitness was founded by two women who work offshore on ultra-deepwater drillships, Brigitte Hagen-Peter and Patricia Malagrino.  From meal plans and fitness programs to relaxation techniques and massages – their fitness team works with HR departments, yacht managers, brokers, and captains to create successful wellness programs. EDUCATE. EMPOWER. ENCOURAGE. Brigitte and Patricia are certified fitness trainers, nutritionists and sports massage therapists, ready to get clients healthy and fit for duty.  Their mission:  Educate, empower, and encourage individuals to take control of their own health and wellness. It’s...

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A Letter From The Editor

“You are allowed to be, both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.” – Sophia Bush Our readership at Women Offshore is comprised of an incredibly diverse collection of professionals – men, women, mothers, fathers, captains, geologists, engineers, mates, executives, scientists, officers, technicians – the list is ever-growing. The one thing we don’t have enough of, are voices. Your voices.   Your voices have already reached us from almost every corner of the globe:  Norway, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, the Netherlands and Spain, to name a select few!  And, they are your voices that have resonated so deeply with...

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Second Officer Amanda Brown

Meet New Yorker, Amanda Brown, straight from ‘The Big Apple.’  A graduate of SUNY Maritime College, Amanda earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Transportation, which included a minor in Ship Management.  Amanda has a U.S. Coast Guard Second Mate License of Unlimited Tonnage Vessels and has been working on ships for the past 3 years all over the world – from the US East Coast to Eastern Europe. Women Offshore spoke with Second Mate Brown, where she divulged an interesting tidbit about a very unique crewmate of hers, named Barney. Amanda, what inspired you to work on the water?...

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