20/02/2007 - 22:00

Debbie Morrow - Woodside Energy

20/02/2007 - 22:00


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Debbie Morrow - Woodside Energy

Title: Project manager

Business: Oil and gas exploration

Total employees: 200

Reporting directly: 8



As project manager for Woodside’s oil and gas exploration programs, Debbie Morrow says her most significant achievement to date was delivery of the start-up, and the subsequent successful performance, of the converted T200 production train on the Goodwyn Alpha Platform.

Ms Morrow worked on this project four years, and was required to deal with a range of major unplanned disruptions.

Despite these challenges, the project team delivered start-up and commissioning on schedule. She says that, on a professional level, her major career challenges have related to gender and recognition of skills qualification.

On a personal level, her biggest challenge has been dealing with inflammatory arthritis.

Career guides

• Ms Morrow considers delivery on promises non-negotiable and accepts full accountability for her actions and those of her team.

• Project success is about teamwork and relationships with those internal to the project.


Ms Morrow holds a bachelor of business (ECU) and is member of the Golden Key Society.

Through her involvement with Woodside, Ms Morrow has participated in a program called ‘Making the Difference’ in the community, which supports various community sectors through a series of monthy initiatives. The project team has raised significant amounts for various charities.

She has also been involved in various programs relating to arthritis.

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