Samiha Naseem Team Leader - Reservoir Geology, Petroleum Engineering Department
Studied: MS. Geology from Louisiana State University, United States (Fulbright Scholar)
Joined UEP: June 2009 (rejoined March 2017)
UEP strives to create opportunities for female engineers and geoscientists. Today we have many women, like me, who are working in leadership roles at the company.
In 2011, when UEG acquired BP Pakistan’s asset there was some uncertainty about the new company’s prospects. Fast forward a few months, we were all striving to deliver the most aggressive work plan in the history of this organization. Today production has nearly tripled. UEP’s extensive activity plan has given me the chance to work on various challenging projects and has accelerated my learning curve.
Apart from developing employees’ technical skills, this organization also instills strong workplace ethics in its staff. We have a stringent Code of Conduct which all employees must abide by. UEP greatly values diversity and open communication. All employees are treated fairly without any bias and an environment is nurtured in which staff can freely express their ideas and ask questions.
These are all the reasons why I chose to rejoin UEP, after briefly leaving the company in 2016, to study in the United States where I was awarded a Fulbright scholarship.
I hope my example, as a leader at this company, can serve as a role model for girls who are thinking of pursuing a career in the oil & gas industry.