The Oil Industrys Best-kept Secret - A book full of inspiration and advice

About the authors

Katy Heidenreich Katy Heidenreich was educated in Aberdeen, Scotland and holds an Honours Degree in Engineering from Heriot Watt University. She joined the oil & gas industry in 1996 after working for an engineering consultancy. After 15 years with Schlumberger Oilfield Services she joined the industry association Oil & Gas UK, the body which represents the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry. Katy entered industry after realising her passion for science and has worked in a variety of technical and senior management roles. She has also had the opportunity to travel the world with her job. She loves fixing things, especially if they are complex problems! She is passionate about encouraging other girls to realise their career ambitions into STEM subjects and share her experiences of this exciting industry. In her spare time, Katy enjoys cycling, sailing, hill walking and running. She is married to Ben, and they have two teenage children, Rebecca and Magnus and flat coat retrievers Oscar and Isla.

Oonagh Werngren MBE

Oonagh started working in the oil and gas industry in the 1980’s and was one of the first women to work in an offshore environment.

She spent over 36 years working for international oil and gas companies, in locations from London to Paris and Alaska. Oonagh was the first ever female Wells Manager for BP and went on to work for GDF Suez as Head of Developments and Oil & Gas UK as Operations Director.

Oonagh has always been a keen advocate of diversity and inclusion in the work place, mentoring both young men and women as they strive to reach their potential.

Married with 2 sons, Oonagh is currently Commodore of the Colne Yacht Club where she also supports women to achieve their potential in sailing.

Oonagh was awarded an MBE in 2011, for services to the oil and gas industry. She is delighted to have been involved in this project to highlight opportunities for women to excel.



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