Women in oil and gas

The number of women attending the Offshore Technology Conference technical and keynote sessions has risen during this reporter's few decades of covering the annual event. Early career recollections of OTC do include seeing women elsewhere at the tradeshow—scantily clad while selling oil and gas equipment—but such sightings anymore are rare at best. Men certainly still account for the overwhelming majority of audience members crowding into OTC's panel discussions, yet a quick glance of the 2014 schedule shows far more female names than did any OTC schedule from the downturn of the mid-1980s. Leigh-Ann Russell, BP PLC vice-president of performance, global wells, gave a keynote speech for a ...

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