Taken from the Star, dateline 2009-11-29
WORKING on an oil rig isn’t something many would relish, but Gan Hui Ling, 23, enjoyed her stay and made full use of her offshore experience.
Spending a week aboard the Bunga Raya Platform – located in the overlapping maritime zone of Malaysia and Vietnam – the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Bioprocess Chemical Engineering final-year student familiarised herself with the processes and equipment aboard the rig.
Though thankful that she wasn’t claustrophobic, Hui Ling’s only gripe was the rig’s limited space, which raised some accommodation problems.
Hui Ling says that the scholarship award gives her more motivation for her final year.
Her one week on the rig was part of her internship with Talisman Malaysia Limited, the national division of the oil and gas company from Calgary, Canada.
We hope that this inspires more lady engineers to break into oil and gas. Read ‘accomodation problems’ as ‘a four bunk room had to be emptied for one lady’, or have they changed policies offshore already?