Gender balance and the future of oil and gas: wishing won’t make it so.
Futurism is all the rage, and right there in the eye of the storm is gender. Speculative fiction where women are uber-oppressed (The Testaments – Margaret Atwood) or hyper-enfranchised (The Power – Naomi Alderman) is flying off the shelves. Meanwhile home AIs like Siri and Alexa are simultaneously hailed both as trés moderne and terribly misogynistic. Our own industry is no exception. Now more than ever, the oil and gas sector is gripped by the question “what does our futur