Courtney Kelly

Growing up in Innisfail North Queensland, I moved to Brisbane to study at UQ and became the first Indigenous female Mining Engineer to graduate from UQ. After graduating, I moved across the country to Perth to begin my career in the oil and gas industry with Woodside as part of the 2016 Woodside Graduate Program intake. Although moving away from my family in Queensland has been difficult it has been extremely rewarding.

Woodside has an incredible work culture, collaboration across disciplines and the business makes my work exciting and dynamic. I’ve had the opportunity to be involved in really interesting projects, including being involved in the real-time execution of two drilling campaigns. Having experienced the positive impacts of mentoring throughout my studies and my new role, I hope to repay that by encouraging future generations. I hope sharing my experiences will inspire and encourage the younger generations coming through to further their studies and reach their goals like I have. It has been hard work but it’s been such a rewarding journey


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