how many women work in the oilfields?

Kelli - posted on 12/12/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )

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My husband just started his training today. He takes water to the oil fields. And will be travling off and on. Has ne of ur husband worked with females? How do u feel about this?

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Kristin - posted on 05/23/2012

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Hi,
I worked in the oil field for 8 year and i am not ugly and fat. It is becoming more and more common for women to enter into traditinal male jobs as the money is better. Rest assured ladies the woman who are working in the oil field are not interested in dating your man or having a fling with them; they are more concerned with proving themselves doing a good job and advancing their own careers. Honestly, there are women all over the world and in any profession so if you are that insecure about your husband working with females and cheating on you than maybe you should examin your relationship. Your husband is out working not trying to sleep witn female co workers and no not all the women hired are fat and ugly and i have met plenty of wives and have become friends with them. If you are concerned about the women your husbands are working with then meet them and become friends and make your own decision. Women who worry about their men cheating obviously have low self esteem and insecurities which will end up destroying a marriage faster than anything. Ask yourselves girls Do you work with other men? DO your husbands get jealous over that? probably not. And even office jobs have both men and women working there so please quit acting crazy. If you can not trust your spouse or bf then you need tyo move on because you will NEVER trust them regardless of anything they do. You will make up storues in your head and make yourself crazy over absolutley nothing. Most men are there to work make money and go home not to cheat or screw around. I guarantee you there are way more "office" affairs and romances than their are in the oilfield.

Cassandra - posted on 08/06/2012

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As a woman who works in the oilfield, I can honestly tell you that the last thing on our minds is wanting to hook up with any of these guys. Most of us have families of our own to take care of and we are out here to do our jobs, make money and get back to our families. If you have a good, strong relationship then you won't need to fret about your husband. The notion that women are a hazard or a distraction in the oilfield is a common pre-misconception that gets old. I do this job because it's challenging, the money is good, and I get to be outside instead of locked in an office. I wouldn't stress about it too much.

User - posted on 11/12/2013

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My husband works in the oil industry with other women along side, problem is hes now started adding them to his FB, these women are young, single, and beautiful. Aside from that, the married men have affairs out there....almost all that I know of. I have the proof too...on top of that the crews have parties, get drunk at the bars together, visit message on FB too....these married men are tied up with other women. The number one tell tale sign is that your partner hardly calls, and wont answer texts right away. Wives have no idea what really goes on. These men parade around showing pictures of there wives and kids to others on site...then head home to pick up women on line or at the bars...strip cubs are a frequent thing too. My husband has no time for us since he took work there....never calls, has no interest in the kids. He has his own private bachelor life. The men know they can do it because the wives see a hefty income and this keeps many wives in the marriage. Also wives are naïve and don't know. Once you play detective youll find out. To the men who work out there you know what im talking about. Don't cover up the truth.

Sonya - posted on 02/11/2012

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my husband is on Navy bases ( he sub contracts) there are alot of women, they cheat on the wives, they tell them that there are no women and then say the only ones are old and fat and ugly.Just keep your eye out for anything fishy.

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Annabelle - posted 1 day ago

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i would like to get a job in the oil field. can you please email me sum info @ juicyannabelle1@yahoo.com THANK YOU

Sabrina - posted on 07/31/2014

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hello have you heard anythign about how to get into the oil fields?, i would love to know please get back at me on my email sabrinasalinas1994@gmail.com

Adriana - posted on 06/22/2014

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As some ladies who work on the oilfield have posted before those who work there, we are not interested in the men around us other than to work with them to complete the job we have been task with.
I've pick up the phone in the unit and if in the other line it's the insecure wife - which 90% of the time they tell me about it way in advance, I call the guy "honey" on purpose so she can hear it. I'm sure it sends her off to the roof, he will get in trouble for it and the ones in the unit we will get a laugh. The wife will survive.
My husband works in the office as a manager and he is only worried I get to the shore in one piece. When we crew change in Luanda, I talk with 20 other guys whilst waiting in the lounge and he is drinking usually ignoring me reading his book when I am drinking with the guys. Why? Because he trusts me and he is more comfortable knowing I am part of the team than hiding anything from him. He knows he has me for 28 days at home and I'm 28 days a rig hand - that's life.
He met me on the rig and as per his words "I would had never gone and talk with you when you were working" and you should know that 99.99% of the guys are like that and never talk to a women unless they are spoken to first. They respect themselves and they know their place as all the women who work on the rigs, boats, bases, platforms or refineries do.
It's just boring when women go around being insecure about their husbands, boyfriends specially when they are working on the rigs. They have enough problems - dangerous and ever present ones when we are on the rigs drilling or in completion, than to deal with an insecure wife at home giving him problems he can not do anything about!
As per all females working in the oilfield being old, fat and ugly let me laugh! Amazing how women we badger each other.
One thing I do appreciate about being (sometimes the only) female on the rig, I love when they guys come and ask me how have I done it this far in my career and tell me they want their daughters to be like me! Hey, that is a compliment!

Adriana - posted on 06/22/2014

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As some ladies who work on the oilfield have posted before those who work there, we are not interested in the men around us other than to work with them to complete the job we have been task with.
I've pick up the phone in the unit and if in the other line it's the insecure wife - which 90% of the time they tell me about it way in advance, I call the guy "honey" on purpose so she can hear it. I'm sure it sends her off to the roof, he will get in trouble for it and the ones in the unit we will get a laugh. The wife will survive.
My husband works in the office as a manager and he is only worried I get to the shore in one piece. When we crew change in Luanda, I talk with 20 other guys whilst waiting in the lounge and he is drinking usually ignoring me reading his book when I am drinking with the guys. Why? Because he trusts me and he is more comfortable knowing I am part of the team than hiding anything from him. He knows he has me for 28 days at home and I'm 28 days a rig hand - that's life.
He met me on the rig and as per his words "I would had never gone and talk with you when you were working" and you should know that 99.99% of the guys are like that and never talk to a women unless they are spoken to first. They respect themselves and they know their place as all the women who work on the rigs, boats, bases, platforms or refineries do.
It's just boring when women go around being insecure about their husbands, boyfriends specially when they are working on the rigs. They have enough problems - dangerous and ever present ones when we are on the rigs drilling or in completion, than to deal with an insecure wife at home giving him problems he can not do anything about!
As per all females working in the oilfield being old, fat and ugly let me laugh! Amazing how women we badger each other.
One thing I do appreciate about being (sometimes the only) female on the rig, I love when they guys come and ask me how have I done it this far in my career and tell me they want their daughters to be like me! Hey, that is a compliment!

JoJo - posted on 12/06/2013

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im interested in entering the off shore industry and just wanted to know if one gets pregnant are there other duties one can perform on the rig for a period of time

Lynn - posted on 11/11/2013

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Hi would you email information on how to apply with oil rig companies? Any information would be greatly appreciated! My email address is lynn404407@yahoo.com

Jan - posted on 03/09/2013

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I've been in the oilfield 8 months as an MWD. I would like to talk to other female MWDs to hear about how you delt with working in a man's industry. And yes ladies, I will not date a coworker at work. I'm here for the money and want to get home to my kids.

Susan - posted on 10/08/2012

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I have worked as a head cook on the platforms offshore and the only thing I was worried about is my job .the men I worked with was very respectful there was 0 tolerance for interacting in any way not that they don't have it going on out there but the ones who do it are fools to take a chance on losing there jobs over that kind of behavior the money I was making was amazing but now it's been almost 2 yrs that I have worked offshore and my husband works offshore on a boat and I am able to sit here at home everyday and be a mommy but it is still hard to see him go to work for 28 days although I have worked offshore for 3 months straight at times I of all women should be used to this life style but it is still hard I miss my honey so much well good luck to everyone who has this kind of life style and may god bless everyone's spouse and keep them safe out there.

Korissa - posted on 08/14/2012

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I have seen women working around the rigs (hot shot, geologists, etc) and never once have I gotten nervous. Truth- if a man is going to cheat on his wife he will do it regardless of the fact he works with a woman or not. Its the character of the man. A lot of the women who work in the oil field have raw grit and aren't interested in the men that they work with, they are there for a job, not a husband. Its not a safe work environment for flirty, flighty women and they aren't often put on the rigs. Its not worth my energy to worry,

Leigh - posted on 01/26/2012

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Hi Kelli, my husband works offshore in angola for 8 weeks , i just found out that there are females working and living alongside the guys and i totally hit the roof! I really dont think this is right, it just puts more worry and stress on my shoulders, i feel its just putting temptation in front of them when they are thousands of milees away for such a long time. He dont understand how strongly i feel about this but we have had trust issues in the past and i never thought this would be allowed to happen.If it were my choice i would want him to come home but he thinks im crazy!!!!!!!!!

RoxAnne - posted on 01/12/2012

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the company my husband works for has an mwd hand who is a woman and they respect her, she has worked hard for the job. there are also women geologists i the field, too. I don't worry about my husband cheating on me. He works away all the time, They are working, not looking for any extra-marital affair.

Sarah - posted on 12/12/2011

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Mine has but she wasn't doing the same things he was..she had a lower class CDL and he has said she was more "man" than woman. LOL It doesn't really bother me as long as she knows her boundaries and he knows his! Its not very common though that they work with women. I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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