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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 7, 2009

Several people at the Offshore Technology Conference were very impressed with the item in the photo below.

Do you know what it is?

Here's a hint: It's an integral part of every drilling rig.


Update on May 14, 2009: Click here to view our Flickr photo album from the Offshore Technology Conference.


Jane Van Ryan was formerly senior communications manager and new media advisor at the American Petroleum Institute (API), where she wrote blog posts and produced podcasts and videos. Before coming to API, Jane managed communications for a large science and engineering corporation, and for a top-tier research and engineering university. A few years ago, you might have seen her in your living room when she delivered the news on television. Jane officially retired from API in 2011 and now freelances as an independent communications consultant when not gardening at her farm in Virginia.