The number of women in the offshore sector grows

There are many women in the offshore labor market, oil and gas, and index far below the necessary, and in Brazil it is estimated that in eight years, from 2003 to 2011, statistics of the then FIBGE, Fundação Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, the rate of Relative growth of the female workforce was 105%, while the relative growth rate of the male workforce was 56.1%, and from a total of 6,056 managers, women participated with 986 positions, about 16%.

Currently Brazil is the country with the largest number of female officers in the world, with ten times the World average, (1%). They represent 10% of the Board of Merchant Navy officers working at Transpetro. These data ignore that there are more than 12 million unemployed in Brazil, plus that the rewarming of the oil market and the sales of Petrobras ' assets and auctions, is expected to hire approximately 500,000 new vacancies for women and men up to 2020.

In the world of oil, Saudi Arabia gave an example of hiring competence leading to the Administrative council the first woman to take office in the state oil company Saudi Aramco. Lynn Laverty is former president of Sunoco Oil company headquartered in the United States and has worked for 28 years at Royal Dutch Shell as executive vice president of global production.

In Brazil, the long-haul captain of Transpetro Hildelene Lobato Bahia, is the first female commander of the Merchant Navy, and received the Outstanding Women's Award in Port and maritime sector 2016, in the category corporate Social responsibility and gender equality . The award is from the Organization of American States (OAS) and the ceremony took place in Panama City.

Hildelene began his career at the School of training of officers of the Merchant Navy (Efomm), where he was part of the first class of women. At Transpetro, she found support and followed her trajectory in the pioneering of being one of the first female officers to embark, named first immediate and, shortly thereafter, the first commander of the Brazilian merchant Navy.

Merchant Navy – There are two ways for a woman to become an officer of the Merchant Navy. The activity is old and is directly related to the transportation of cargo, passengers and support to oil and gas exploration platforms and is not military activity, even if the courses are in the instruction centers, where they receive training officers, and all Students are obliged to comply with the norms of the military regime, except for the courses of ASON (adaptation to 2nd official nautical) and Asom (adaptation to 2nd Officer of machines) and after the complete completion of the course, the students become employees of companies that Operate in the segment: PETROBRAS is the most requested.

In the two career options: Nautical officers, who are responsible for the navigation of the vessel (popularly speaking are the pilots of the ship) and officers of machines, those responsible for all parts of the engine maintenance of the boats. The courses in schools last for three years on average, on a boarding school basis.

For those interested in the profession, who are already over 24 years old, ASON and Asom are courses for those who have graduated from higher level and, with the market reheated, are promising careers; A newly formed officer receives salary around R $5000, with prospects from two to four years to receive R $12000.

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