Nenny Krisnawaty, the First Indonesian Female Site Manager at Total E&P Indonesie

Nenny Krisnawaty, the young talented woman of Total E&P Indonesie, positioned as the first female Site Manager of Handil Central Processing Area (Handil CPA) starting June 1, 2015. With more than 15 years of career in Total E&P Indonesie, she managed of becoming the first Indonesian female Site Manager of Total in Indonesia.

Achieving Ambition through Accomplishment

Nenny’s professional journey could be considered colorful. Holding a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, Nenny started her career in 2000 at Total E&P Indonesie recruited as a Junior Process Engineer. She has been assigned at various locations in East Kalimantan District, both in Balikpapan Office and at Sites. Her accomplishment counterbalances her will and aspiration. In 2009 to 2011, Nenny was sent on an international assignment (IA) to Total Headquarters in Paris, France. There, she worked as a petroleum architect whose main job was to develop and/or expand new facilities on several fields, particularly in Yemen and Middle East. Prior to her current position, she held the position of production superintendent at Senipah Peciko and South Mahakam (SPS) field.

Nenny admits that it has been her long time ambition to become a site manager. “Back then, when I was being interviewed about my career plan, I mentioned something about becoming a Site Manager. There was a female Site Manager on Central Processing Unit (CPU) site. Her name was Dawn, and she came from UK. She left a great impression on me, so I wanted to be like her”, she said. Her will and courage for challenges makes her standing as she is today. 

The Lady with Giant Responsibility

She is now the first lady at Handil CPA Site with a big responsibility, where decision needs to be taken rapidly following the 24 hours operational condition, and ready for any emergency situation. It’s not only about maintaining the company’s asset or delivering production target. The most important is to maintain the safety of the employees.

The balance between working full time and be with the family during holiday is her key to go on with her challenging job. For her, preparing herself is the most important thing. “The challenge of becoming a site manager is that you have to be tough physically as well as mentally,” she concludes.

Short Resume

  • 2015 – Present

    Site Manager Handil CPA

  • 2013 – 2015

    Production Senipah & ROW Superintendent at SPS Site

  • 2011 – 2013

    Head Service of Development Studies for Handil at DP Division

  • 2009 – 2011

    Petroleum Architect at Total headquarter in France

  • 2006 – 2009

    Coordinator Operational & Planning at Development & Planning Division

  • 2004 – 2006

    Engineer Production Method at AMT Division

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