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Dr. Albertus Retnanto

Dr. Albertus Retnanto

Associate Professor of the Practice

Office Number: 204K
Office Phone: +974.4423.0281

Dr. Retnanto is also a Principal Engineer with Schlumberger and has worked in various assignments and lead positions in Brazil, Indonesia, Libya, Qatar, United Kingdom, and Venezuela. He has more than 18 years combined experience in industry, consulting, mentoring, and academia. He is an active SPE member and received  Peer Part Award, 2007. He was a review chairman for SPE Drilling and Completion Journal, 2003-2006. Currently he serves as Cedric K. Ferguson Medal Award Committee and technical editor for SPE D&C Journal.

His research interests are:

  • Field Development and Planning

  • Production Enhancement and Optimization

  • Well Testing

  • Perforation technology

  • Horizontal and Multilateral Well Performance

  • Formation Damage and Stimulation


  • ​Doctor of Philosophy, Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1998

  • Master of Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1996

  • B.Sc. with honor, Petroleum Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology, 1990 


  • ​Visiting Associate Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2009-present

  • Schlumberger in various locations and positions, 1997 -present

  • Graduate Research Assistant at Texas A&M University, 1993 -1997


  • ​Y. Gherryo, M. Shatwan, K. Qiu, R. Marsden, J. Alexander, and A. Retnanto: "A Systematic Approach to Sand Management," World Oil, August 2009.

  • Retnanto, A. "An Integrate Solution On Horizontal Well Clean-up, CT Production Logging and Production Testing," Libya Reservoir Optimization Conference, 2006.

  • Retnanto, A. "PURE - New Perforation Strategy to Improve Completion Performance," Libya Reservoir Optimization Conference, 2006.

  • Retnanto, A. et. al.: "Production Optimization using Multiphase Well Testing: A Case Study from East Kalimantan, Indonesia," SPE 71556, USA, 2001.

  • Retnanto, A. and Economides, M.J.: "Inflow Performance Relationships of Horizontal and Multibranched Wells in a Solution-Gas-Drive Reservoirs," SPE 49054, USA, 1998.

  • Retnanto, A. and Economides, M.J.: "Performance of Multiple Horizontal Well Laterals in Low-to Medium-Permeability Reservoirs," SPERE (May 1996) 73-77.