Women In The Oil And Gas Industry-Part 1 with Sarah Magruder
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Women make up around 22% of the workforce in the oil and gas industry. This week is the start of a series that will highlight the voices and experiences of women across the industry. The first guest in the Series is one of our previous guests, Sarah MaGruder. Sarah is the President of Safire Oil and Gas Consulting. She talks with Tom and Phil about her experiences as a woman in the industry and how it has evolved as she became a wife and a mother. They also discuss the changes that have occurred in the workplace both over the years, and during Covid and The Great Resignation.


2:15 The start of Safire Oil and Gas Consulting

5:21 Almost a veterinarian

10:21 From entry level to CEO

13:20 Working with a great group of people

15:53 How marriage and motherhood changed Sarah’s worklife

21:25 Covid and The Great Resignation

32:18 How different companies are promoting and highlighting women

35:50 The best industry advice Sarah ever received 

About Sarah Magruder:

Sarah Magruder is President of Safire Oil and Gas Consulting, a severance tax consulting group based out of Houston, Texas. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from LSU and her MBA from the University of Houston. Sarah spent her almost 19-year career in severance tax, splitting her time between working directly in medium and large oil and gas companies. And as an outside consultant, is an active member of the Petroleum Accounting Society Houston, where she chairs the golf committee and is a presenter at the revenue committee, as well as an education day sponsor and presenter. Sarah has also been a speaker at numerous COPAS meetings from outside of the Houston area and presented multiple times at the API severance tax forum. She lives in Montgomery, Texas with her husband, four year old son, five horses, and two dogs.



Connect with Sarah:

Sarah can be contacted via email: sarah@safireogc.com.

Safire Oil & Gas Consulting’s website is www.safireogc.com.

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About COPAS:

COPAS provides expertise for the oil and gas industry through the development of Model Form Accounting Procedures, publications, and education. We are a forum for the active exchange of ideas which result in innovative business and accounting solutions.

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