Wardana Saputra


​​Ph.D. Student - ERPE Program - Patzek Group

Alumni Students

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)


  • ​​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 Membership

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


  • 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)

Research Interests Keywords

reservoir simulation history matching formation evaluation ​Petrophysics Well Logging Unconventional Hydrocarbons Field Development Plan