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Muhammad Titis Redjoso

Star Energy (Kakap) Ltd.

Young Professional &


Student Chapter Coordinator
SPE Java Section

Who am I?
Muhammad Titis Redjoso
Married, 1 daughter
Bachelor degree in Chemical Eng. UI
Master degree in Petroleum Eng. ITB
Petroleum Engineer in Star Energy

Presenting Your Ideas


in
Technical Paper

Outline
Your enemy
Your ideas & limitation
Your unique concept
Tips & Trick

Your* Enemy
We often failed to see the problem.
Sure its difficult, otherwise its not engineering.
But its actually easy as long as you know your key points.
Hints: limit into one sentences to represent your main problem

Your Enemy:
Selecting a topic

One of the hardest tasks is choosing a topic. This could be the easiest task:
What technical project are you working on now?
What topic did you write emails to more than one colleague about in the last
week back and forth?
What project do you have to present status on to your supervisor?
What is the longest / most interesting / most rewarded project you worked on
in the last 2 months?
Choose one of the above. You now have your topic.

Your Enemy
Example:
X field produced oil with 20Deg API gravity.
Production was declining with more than 25% per annum.
Maintain production is imminent.
State your problem in one sentences
Heavy oil production in mature field
fast decline in interconnecting oilfield
Oil recovery enhancement

Your Ideas & Limitation


This is your counter problem, actual solution.
Using previous
example, state
your possible
solution as many.

What: maintain production


Why: heavy oil
Where: downhole / reservoir
How: enhance oil recovery
Who: Chemical/reservoir Eng.
When: next year

Think!

Formulate
your
Hypothesis
in this step!

Insert Your Paper Here

Your unique concept:


The (not so) Miracle
Know your sh*t
Do you want to built a vision,
implementation, or a survey
paper?

Your unique concept:


The (not so) Miracle
Vision Paper
you describe your grand scheme of the world and why it is good.
Need:
Breakthrough Hypothesis, data to back up your statements, paper sources, book
citations.
Goal:
Shows your hypothesis could be up to something.

Your unique concept:


The (not so) Miracle
Implementation Paper
Gives detailed measurements of a
system
Need:
Application, lab test, simulation.
Goal:
demonstrate what you learned from
actually building the system

Your unique concept:


The (not so) Miracle
Survey Paper
Analyze market for any given objectives
Need:
broad market data
Goal:
Shown tendency of market response

Your unique concept:


Flowchart

Create your own path of works.


Using flow chart usually do the trick.
Dont over complicate things.
Share and brainstorm with your colleagues

Get your brain out

Your unique concept:


Getting Started
Convert* your flowcart!
Words
Sentences
Paragraph
*In particular order!

Combined
and reviewed
subsection
paragraph
subsection
Sentences

Flowchart

Your unique concept:


Basic Outline
1.
2.
3.
4.

Abstract*
Introduction
System Model/method
Simulation/
experimentation
5. Solution & Analysis
6. Conclusion
*Dont even try to write the title or abstract until after
the whole rest of the paper is written

Your unique concept:


Abstract

Essentially the selling point for the paper

Make your time to dwell on


Title and Abstract
Limit your abstract to three main paragraph, no more than 200
words:

Background
Methods
Result

Best to combine the method and result in one paragraph.

Your unique concept:


Abstract
First thing: emphasize your key point. Start from
there.
Make sure your key are, by minimum, in each of the
paragraph.
Example:
reservoir management
water shut off
Surface facilities
Chemical treatment
Completion Eng.

Your unique concept:


Introduction
1. Reasons for and importance of the work.
2. Brief description of the background to
the problem and the connection of the
present work to the background.
3. Research was done by the authors to
determine that the work is indeed new
and original. This is a comprehensive
review of related work.
4. Clear statement of the purpose or goal of
the work (hypothesis).

Your unique concept:


Main Body
Includes the work done which consists of; methods, results, analysis, and
discussion sections.
Methods shall be systematic & encompasses concepts such as paradigm,
theoretical model, phases and techniques.
Results should be given and analyzed, and discussed.
Tables, graphs, and diagrams should be used to help visualize and explain
the results and analysis.

Your unique concept:


Conclusion

No new information is presented.

How did the work support the


purpose or validate your research
hypothesis?

make the original claims more


concrete, e.g., by referring to
quantitative performance results.

Future work some times part of


conclusion.

Your unique concept:


Reviewed
Get your reality checked!
Peer Review
Tutor Review
Language Review

Your unique concept:


Tips & Trick
You cant throw all your time into
a paper at the last minute and
expect a good result
Spend at least 10-15 minutes daily to draft your paper

Your unique concept:


Tips & Trick

Your unique concept:


Tips & Trick No. MANDATORY!!

Use Effective language.

Your unique concept:


Tips & Trick No. MANDATORY!!
1.concrete and specific, not vague and
abstract;
Use 95% water cut, not high water cut

Your unique concept:


Tips & Trick No. MANDATORY!!
2. Concise, not verbose;
Straightforward, Avoid redundancy, remove excessive
words
prior to decide the well will be recompleted
not
"Before making a decision about whether the well will be
recompleted

Your unique concept:


Tips & Trick No. MANDATORY!!
3. Familiar, not obscure;
No need to try to show you are smart by using too specific
language.
reservoir
instead of
subsurface pool
of hydrocarbons contained
in porous rock formations

Your unique concept:


Tips & Trick No. MANDATORY!!
4. Precise and clear, not
inaccurate or
ambiguous;
best method for water shut of is
arguably well recompletion
will be mistranslated compared to
well recompletion was recorded
70% success ratio

Your unique concept:


Tips & Trick No. MANDATORY!!
5. Constructive, not destructive;
phrases a potentially negative message in a positive way
the engineer having difficulties..
Will likely to get you less attention from angry engineer than
due to lack of skill from the engineer

Your unique concept:


Tips & Trick No. MANDATORY!!
6. Appropriately formal.
Utilize alternate vocabulary
facilitate instead of help,
utilize instead of use
emphasize not focus on

Your unique concept:


Tips & Trick - fundamental rules
1.
2.
3.

Identify your audience.


Think about what it is that interests your audience.
As you write, always keep your audience and its interests in mind.

Thank you

Questions?