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Drilling consultant Jennifer Olsen, right, talks to driller Mike Wipf on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, on a drilling rig near Arnegard.

FOTB: Company man is a woman: Exception to the gender rule sometimes causes confusion

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ARNEGARD -- Newcomers to the drilling rig Jennifer Olsen supervises are surprised to see a woman sitting in the company man's chair.

"Every time someone opens that door, they'll say 'Where's the company man? Or they'll say 'I have the wrong trailer,'" she said.


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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.