Institut Teknologi Bandung are the PETROLIDA 2015 champion after victory against thirty six universities around the world. PETROLIDA is the leading annual event held by Society of Petroleum Engineers Student Chapter Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (SPE SC ITS). PETROLIDA 2015 now belongs to the past after ITB winning three out of five categories competed (Paper Presentation, Smartcomp, and Study Case).
In paper competition, Ricko Rizkiaputra’s paper titled “Purified Glycerin from Crude Palm Oil as Innovatives Drilling Fluid to Improve Lubrication and Carrying Capacity of Extended Reach Drilling Well” has been critical answers to one of the biggest problem oil and gas industry, crowned as the first runner up in Paper Presentation category. In the 2nd Runner Up position in Paper Presentation, inspite of some technical difficulties, Aris Wakhyudin developed a very effective method for optimizing production of undersaturated heavy oil reservoir, judges found this method very interesting due to the complexity of this phenomenon.
The most adrenaline-pumping competition, smartcomp, are over. Our smartcomp team (Oscar, Fariz, Kamal and Fadel, Cynthia, Adam) grab their champion and runner up title respectively after sealing the deal in the last few seconds in a tough match against UPN. Despite their sweating hand in the critical seconds, their superior mentality and preparation stomps other team as they answers series of technical and non–technical question associated with the latest development in oil and gas industry.
Study Case team (Achmad Zulkifar, Wilson Santana, and Alris Alfarisi) taking their prize home after secured runner up spot as they managed to present their solution to the judges. Their innovative solution of recent industry problem was highly appraised by judges beyond other competitors.