Neset: "I'm trying to attract more women into the oil business"

May 23, 2018

Kathy Neset speaks to reporters at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck.
Credit Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

It’s been in business in the Williston Basin since 1980.

It started as Neset Consulting. It has now re-branded to simply “Neset”  -- because it has branched out into other areas of the oil industry.

Neset is owned 100 percent by Kathy Neset. Her firm has also received a national certification as a “Women’s Business Enterprise.”

Neset says she’s now working to attract more women into the oil and gas business.

"I'm trying to give a hand to that next young lady who is trying to come up in this industry," Neset said. "I want to show that person a way forward."

Neset said she had some help when she stated Neset Consulting.

"And if I can show to the young women who enjoy math, science and their technical fields that there is a safe, friendly work environment in this industry, with good paying jobs, than this certification will help me accomplish that," Neset said.

Neset said her company has stayed at the forefront of the industry by focusing on safety, efficiency and quality control.