Helen R. Turgeon is one of many
women who have had a positive influence on the oil
and gas industry. Originally from Saskatchewan,
Turgeon attended the Balfourd Technical Colligate in
Regina where she completed commercial and business courses.
She then took various administrative positions in
the oil industry, and spent the major part of her
career with Norcen Energy Resources Limited from the
1950s to the 1980s. Turgeon also held the position
of President of the Desk and Derrick Club of Calgary
and the International Association of the Desk and
Derrick Club in the 1970s. In all capacities,
Turgeon was dedicated to the promotion of education
for workers in the Canadian petroleum industry. She
travelled extensively all over North America for
speaking engagements on oil patch education and
raised the public profile of the petroleum industry.
For her commitment and efforts, Turgeon was named
Canadian Oil Woman of the Year in 1984. She was also
inducted into the Petroleum Hall of Fame in 2000.
Helen Turgeon currently serves on the board of
governors for the Petroleum Hall of Fame.