Associate Technical Professional
I went to the job fair at the University of Puerto Rico – it’s every October. Halliburton had a booth there. After that, they give you a second interview where they flew me out to Lafayette, Louisiana, and I got to know more about the Company.
I loved it, I loved the experience, I loved the people – in fact, it is the team I’m working with now – that’s how I met them. You can see that it’s truly a team; they’re always working together. That was one of the things I really liked about the Company.
At Halliburton, you’re always in training – you’re always learning new things. When you start off as a new engineer, you go through a process of a four-month training. You go to their training facilities, you take some classes – you learn about the oilfield from the start. They know that a lot of the engineers are not petroleum engineers, so they have to start off from basics.
I worked for three months in the lab, and I got to work with our cementing lab and learn about the different tests they do. I’ve been on jobs in the field, on land and inland. I did two hitches on barges, I worked at the tool shop, I worked at the bulk plant.
If you want to learn something new, you just tell your supervisor and they will find a way for you to learn it. You’re always learning – every single day, you’re learning.
As a woman working for an oilfield services company, at first you feel, not intimidated, but you feel a little apart because it’s more of a man’s industry. But people in the field are very respectful. They know you’re there to learn, so they help out a lotI I never felt left-out, being a woman. It made me feel good – it made me feel part of the team.
Halliburton gives you a lot of opportunities to move around worldwide – they have facilities everywhere. I would love to go overseas, if I had the opportunity, to see how the same services we provide here – how they incorporate them into different cultures and different areas. Halliburton gives you that opportunity. So, in the future, I might be in Brazil, I might be in Venezuela, Colombia...anywhere!
I believe I will have a great future in the Company – I like my job, I like what I do. You learn things every day – so, it’s not boring!