Monthly Archives: January 2013

Last November 2012, I spent some time to visit Kota Tua Jakarta or simply called Kota. This place has a website ( please kindly visit but the web does not have English preference, all is written in Bahasa Indonesia. You can take busway from Sudirman heading to Kota or by using Commuter Line from Manggarai/Bekasi to Kota Station. My trip there was accompanied by Joydi then Yoyo then Ived. So please enjoy the pictures folks.

All started from Batavia cafe,a place to spend some cash for drinks. Pretty pricey, the interior is one of the advantages beside the great service.

A themed-cafe suits Kota-Tua atmosphere

Joydi (in white Tees). Welcomed with plants and fans. Just like Betawi’s traditional houses terrace

A stage for several performances behind Joydi

The bar looks classic. The room is just dark even at noon.

The area is filled with framed-pictures. Those pictures are just outstanding and difference. You can feel the ambience of 60s.

One of the picture, displaying a chef. I do not know the picture’s name but it is yet beautiful

Yup, it has another floor to explore

It is the1st floor, where big wondws are opened. Many tourists just sit, drink and chat. They enjoy 1st floor very much. There are also many framed-pictures at the 1st floor. A very indulging ambience I felt  there.



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Today I had sad news. My sister’s boyfriend’s father passed away. The other news is a gas well under my surveillance has gone. The gas rate has come to zero. One of my duty as a surveillance engineer at my company is to watch over wells and try to save it from declining to zero rate or dead.

This is my first well that went die under my duty. So this well produce more than 5 MMscfd after being perforated. WIth flowline pressure around 300 psi, this well was categorized as LP well (Low Pressure). The well showed such rapid decline just like after it was perforated. Before I was on duty at 2nd Jan 2013, I haven’t noticed this well at all. Then, POP!!! in 5 days, it went 0 scfd.

I believe that this is a learning for every new surveillance engineer or any fresh graduate engineer to be more detailed and focus and remain calm anytime and anywhere. Just like Sherlock, he spends some seconds to think and remain calm. So goodbye that new perforated zone.

LP wells will decline naturally, and that’s my job to monitor it. Before it dies, we need to switch it to lower system (VLP : Very Low Pressure system) within the condition of flowline availability. And I hope the petroleum engineers (PE) in Jakarta will be fine and accept this newbie’s mistake to learn more. Eventually, the PE will make additional perforation program if any productive zones exist.

Remember always work safely guys!!! Think, STOP and report , just like 3 Safety Golden Rules of VICO Indonesia.