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HERSTORY: History of Women in Offshore Oil, Gas

Blog Post created by katie.mehnert Champion on Apr 17, 2016

Member and international author, Rebecca Ponton is featured in Rigzone.  Thanks to another member, Paula Waggoner-Aguilar for writing this piece.  (The power of women lifting up women.)  I cannot wait to get a copy of Rebecca's Mini-Buk at our OTC | Pink Petro Reception.

 

Here's the piece with a jump to the full one.

 

Rebecca Ponton, South Texas landman by day and longtime freelance writer, is on a mission to document the achievements of our industry trailblazers … the women in offshore oil and gas who are making history. Breaking the Gas Ceiling: Women in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry will be the first of its kind … and if all goes well, it should be online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble in May of 2016. Rebecca’s roots run deep in South Texas. She was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, where her father was vice president for Coastal States Gas Producing Company under the legendary oilman, Oscar Wyatt. Rebecca married a completions engineer (now global technologist) for Halliburton in 1992. She and her husband lived abroad for 14 years, taking their turn on the international expat circuit – first to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), then on to Azerbaijan, and later Kazakhstan, culminating in a five-year stay in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. Their son was born in Dubai in 1997 and spent a considerable portion of his childhood enjoying the benefits living abroad, being exposed to different cultures and learning to speak Arabic and Russian. Rebecca and her family moved back to Texas in 2006.

 

See more at: http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=143986

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