Meet Dyah!  A Process Engineer for Total E&P, she tells us about her job and career so far.


“Process Engineering covers process design studies for any field development. This can be either brand new field (green field) or an existing field (brown field). My role is to design a facility, starting from gathering fluids from the wells, then treating it in processing trains, and finally delivering it through an export facility. The objective is to produce safely and efficiently.


I graduated from Chemical Engineering of Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in Indonesia and now I’m based in Total’s Paris HQ. I don’t need to travel much in this role, but I am in regular contact with our affiliates in the field through videoconferences. I came here from Total E&P Indonesia for an international assignment after 5 years working in the HSE division and 4 years in Field Operation Division in Indonesia.


As a Process Engineer, it’s important to build a network at work. I work closely with colleagues from other disciplines, like Reservoir engineers (who have the information about the subsurface) or Field Operation (who will operate the facility) and so on. My favorite part of the job is discovering solutions which are “out of process” but which are right for the project design needs. There’s something challenging to discover every day.


For anyone wanting to work in this area, I’d recommend that they keep learning – from others’ experience and the latest International Standards and so on. What next? I’m currently working on one of Total’s big projects in Angola. Combining my experiences from HSE, Field Operation, and now Process Engineering, I hope that I can contribute more to this and other future Total projects.”