The international petroleum industry has long been known the world over as a “good old boys’ club” and nowhere is the oil and gas industry’s gender imbalance more apparent than offshore. The untold story, shared in these pages, is about the women who have been among the first to inhabit this world, and whose stories previously have been a missing part of the history of the industry.
"As a CEO, I believe it is imperative for today’s generation of young women to realize there is a seat for them in the boards of oil & gas companies as the “gas ceiling” can be broken quicker and easier than before. Reading this book, they will think about these women who have gone before them and broken down those barriers in order to give them new opportunities."
-- Maria Moræus Hanssen, CEO, DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG
"My belief is that diversity is key to both creativity and solid long-term business results. Even in a country like Norway, where professional gender diversity is greater than in any other country I have had interactions with, we have an underrepresentation of women in top management positions. I would therefore like to express my appreciation to Rebecca Ponton for keeping this important subject on the agenda by presenting to us positive, impressive and, at the same time, obtainable role models."
-- Grethe K. Moen, CEO and President, Petoro AS
"As the industry now is more complex and faces more uncertainty, women will be more important contributors, especially in management and communication. Women could be just what is needed!"
-- Karen Sund, Founder Sund Energy AS
"Everyone needs role models – and role models that look like you are even better. For women, the oil and gas industry has historically been pretty thin on role models for young women to look up to. Rebecca Ponton has provided an outstanding compilation of role models for all women who aspire to success in one of the most important industries of modern times."
-- Dave Payne, Chevron VP Drilling & Completions
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From the World Voices Series at Modern History Press
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About the Author
Rebecca can be reached at BreakingTheGasCeiling@yahoo.com. Further details about the book can be found at www.BreakingTheGasCeiling.com.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Marie-José Nadeau, C.M7. iii
Chapter 1: WOW – Women on Water: A Brief History of Women Offshore 1
Chapter 2: Margaret McMillan – Water Safety Pioneer 17
Chapter 3: Yassmin Abdel-Magied – Mechanical Engineer 25
Chapter 4: Sara Akbar – Co-founder & CEO Kuwait Energy 37
Chapter 5: Jerry Tardivo Alcoser – Petroleum Engineer 47
Chapter 6: Ann Cairns – President International Markets MasterCard Worldwide 55
Chapter 7: In Memoriam – Sarah Helen Darnley (1968 –2013) 67
Chapter 8: Myrtle Dawes – Chemical Engineer 73
Chapter 9: Anne Grete Ellingsen – CEO GCE NODE 85
Chapter 10: Arlete Fastudo – Sonagol's First Female Marine Engineer 99
Chapter 11: Abigail Ross Hopper – Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) 2015 – 2017 107
Chapter 12: Eve Howell – First Woman Head of Australia's North West Shelf 117
Chapter 13: Dr. Amy Jadesimi – Managing Director, Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL) 129
Chapter 14: In Memoriam – Zara Ibrahim Khatib, PhD (1953 – 2014) 143
Chapter 15: Las Mujeres en las Plataformas de Pemex (The Women on the Platforms of Pemex) 153
Chapter 16 Mieko Mahi – Photographer/Videographer 159
Chapter 17: Deirdre Michie – First Female CEO Oil & Gas UK 171
Chapter 18: Scarlett Mummery – Geotechnical Engineer 177
Chapter 19: Jennifer DiGeso Norwood – First Female Offshore Installation Manager Maersk Drilling 185
Chapter 20: Sue Jane Taylor – Fine Artist & Visual Documenter 195
Chapter 21: Pat Thomson – Materials and Logistics Superintendent 205
Chapter 22: Nina Vorderwülbecke – Helicopter Pilot 213
Chapter 23 Marni Zabarsky – First Female Saturation Diver, Gulf of Mexico 223
Chapter 24: Alyssa Michalke – First female commander Texas A & M Corps of Cadets 233
About the Author 255