Women In The Oil & Gas Industry: A World Of Opportunity

In this exclusive interview, Saba Al Tukmachy, Career Development Manager at the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) speaks with Oil & Gas iQ’s Editor In Chief, Tim Haidar, about the opportunities for and misconceptions about a woman wanting to embark on a career in the Middle Eastern oil and gas sector.

Beginning her working life as a dental surgeon, Saba made a successful career change into upstream oil and gas with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) in Dubai, before transitioning to work in a mainly downstream environment at ENOC in 2009.

In the course of her interview, Saba touches on:

  • The best strategies for addressing the issue of career vs. life-style for females in oil and gas sector
  • Best practices for ensuring personal satisfaction, professional growth and promotion of women within the oil and gas sector
  • The importance of implementing incentives to attract females into technical/engineering jobs in oil and gas sector
  • Saba’s own personal journey in the oil and gas sector and dispelling the misconceptions of prejudice in the MENA oil sector


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