Research Interests

Reservoir simulation, Unconventional hydrocarbon, Shale oil production modeling.


Selected Publications

  • A Cost-Effective Method to Maximize the Hydrocarbon Recovery by Optimizing the Vertical Well Placements through the...
    W. Saputra, T. Ariadji, T.W. Patzek
    SPE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition. Society o..., (2016)
  • Simulation Opportunity Index, A Simple and Effective Method to Boost the Hydrocarbon Recovery
    W. Saputra
    SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Society of Petroleum Engineers, (2016)

Education Profile

  • ​B.Sc., Petroleum Engineering, ITB, Bandung, Indonesia, 2015  
  • M.Sc., Earth Science and Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2016

Professional Profile

  • 2015: Research assistant on joint-research with Pertamina UTC, ITB, Bandung, Indonesia
  • 2014: Petroleum Engineer Intern – UPP Internship Program, Chevron, Balikpapan, Indonesia


Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE)
  • European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)
  • Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA)

Awards

  • 1st place in the PhD division of the 2016 SPE Middle East Regional Student Paper Contest (2016)
  • Outstanding academic achievement “Dean’s Lists”, Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering ITB, Bandung, Indonesia (2011-2015)
  • 1st runner up of poster presentation competition, International Oil and Gas Symposium, Malaysia (2014)
  • Tanoto National Champion Scholarship (2013)

KAUST Affiliations

  • Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Division of Physical and Engineering (PSE)