Natalya Sachivichik’s life revolves around oil and gas. Her family’s, too.
Since graduating from Karaganda State Technical University in 1996, Ms. Sachivichik has lived in Kazakhstan, Holland, England and the United States. Her son, Alex, is studying petroleum engineering at Penn State University. And she and her husband, Alexey, whom she met in college, even worked for the same companies until earlier this year.
The couple moved to Western Pennsylvania in 2012, and both ended up as engineers at Chevron. In May, she changed it up by taking a job with Range Resources.
“We decided, OK, maybe we should split our ways because working for the same company sometimes becomes too stuffy,” she said.
Ms. Sachivichik is a senior development engineer at Range. She formulates business plans and schedules midstream processes. She was attracted to Range because of its growth potential, which is 20 to 25 percent each year.
“I always envision in my mind, it’s like a spiderweb, and the schedule is down in the middle,” the 41-year-old said. “There are a lot of connections to different groups. You pull on one, and the whole system has to shift if something changes.”