Webinar: Women in Offshore

Webinar: Women in Offshore
  • Date From 8th March 2023
  • Date To 8th March 2023
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 14:00 MYT. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.


Engineering has always been seen as a male-dominated industry, which is evident in certain fields such as in offshore engineering and in the data space. The forum invites young female engineers in the fields to share their experience in obtaining a job, their motivations for choosing the career path they have taken, how they overcame the challenges they faced in the workplace and how Covid-19 has transformed their workplace.

This forum is the first in its series, focusing on debunking common myths for women working offshore or in offshore support roles, as well as encourage more female engineers to consider a role in this field.


Serene Low Sok Mun, Senior Lecturer, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS

Serene is currently a senior lecturer at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. She is involved in international, national and university research grants and industrial projects with a strong research interest in process modelling and design, process simulation, molecular simulation, software and mobile application development, which are devoted to removal of environmental and hazardous pollutants. She is involved in software commercialisation, and has performed process design and simulation for industrial oil and gas companies including multinational offshore and onshore companies.

Serene is a prolific academic author, with co-authorship with other national and international institutions in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Australia, China, Brunei and Canada. She has published in numerous Q1 and Q2 Scopus indexed journals and book chapters. Serene holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto, a Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in chemical engineering (research) from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP).

Jeyanthi Ramasamy, Subsea Manager, Hibiscus Petroleum

Jeyanthi is currently the subsea manager at Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad and has over 15 years of experience in drilling and subsea operations from various companies including Talisman Energy, Shell and Oceaneering. She also sits on the board as an independent and non-executive director of Rohas Tecnic Berhad.

Jeyanthi obtained her PhD in subsea engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Master of Technology in petroleum technology from Curtin University Malaysia and a Bachelor in petroleum engineering from UTM. In addition, she  holds a Certificate of Legal Practice from Brickfields Asia College (BAC) and a Bachelor of Jurisprudence from University of Malaya.

Currently, she sits on the Disciplinary Committee, Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board of the Malaysian Bar and also serves as a mentor for the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) as well as the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) Panel for the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). She is an avid volunteer and strong advocate for female representation in the industry.

Nurbaiti Baharuddin, Business Development Manager, Expro

Nurbaiti holds a degree in chemical engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She has more than 13 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. She began her career with Schlumberger as a field engineer, focusing in the areas of optimisation, production and testing of wells and reservoirs. Bringing forth her hands-on experience in fluid sampling and well analysis, she helped to drive the company’s sales in testing segment’s products and services for several client accounts as a technical sales engineer. Leveraging on her cross-functional expertise, she then served as the technical sales manager in Expro for close to three years.

Currently, she is the business development manager, covering portfolio across Southeast East Asia. She believes in teamwork, dedication and honesty, and enjoys practicing these values in everything she does.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenters' own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the NECC Malaysia Members Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


14:00–15:30 MYT.


The presentation will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. We recommend downloading the app from the Microsoft website, rather than using the web portal.

You are advised to join the webinar at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.

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