November 1, 2018

An inspirational new book which shines a light on leading women in the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry.

This new book aims to encourage more girls to pursue careers in the critical energy sector, and includes profile pieces and advice drawn from interviews with high profile women across the sector. Profiled interviews include Dame Judith Hackitt, chemical engineer and leading health and safety expert who most recently led the UK Government’s independent review into building regulations and fire safety following the Grenfell Tower fire, lead geologist at Shell UK Ltd, Caroline Gill, and Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Wireline Field Specialist, Lauren Adams.

Publication description


The Oil Industry’s Best-Kept Secret
– a book full of inspiration and advice

An inspirational new book which shines a light on leading women in the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry.

This new book aims to encourage more girls to pursue careers in the critical energy sector, and includes profile pieces and advice drawn from interviews with high profile women across the sector. Profiled interviews include Dame Judith Hackitt, chemical engineer and leading health and safety expert who most recently led the UK Government’s independent review into building regulations and fire safety following the Grenfell Tower fire, lead geologist at Shell UK Ltd, Caroline Gill, and Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Wireline Field Specialist, Lauren Adams.

About the author

Katy Heidenreich is Upstream Operations Optimisation Manager at Oil & Gas UK, joining the organisation after spending most of her career in the oil and gas industry working in technical and senior management roles in the UK, Norway and Azerbaijan. Katy has championed equality in the oil and gas industry throughout her career.

This is a free publication available to read online or  download – The Oil Industry’s best-kept secret.