© Updated - November 2021
A literature database with references pertaining to the geology of
the Indonesian region. Currently, there about 21,740 entries in this
database, many of them complete with abstracts. This database
also includes references to all IPA publications from 1972 until 2021.
This was the last update. The maintenance of my database will
be discontinued in 2022. Of course, you can edit and add to this
citation program, after download.
This literature database draws upon the Bibliography of Indonesia Geology
which can be found at www.vangorselslist.com. Some of the comments in the
database and a number of references were imported from the VanGorselList.
To use the literature database, follow these steps:
download the database from this page and un-zip the file.
download Zotero (a free reference management program), the link to
the Zotero site is here or click on the icon on at the left. Zotero is one
of many a free literature and reference programs.
Open Zotero and click on that small wheel (”Actions”) and select
preferences. Under the tab “Files and Folders” locate the data
Copy and overwrite the unzipped file you downloaded from this website
over the file named “zotero.sqlite” in the data directory.
Restart Zotero and all the references should load now.
Note: If you want to use certain citation styles to cut&paste into your
Wordprocessor (eg. AAPG-Bulletin style, you can download these
formats from within Zotero, there are hundreds…).
A complete step-by-step instruction how to download and install the
database is here (PDF).
About Birds, Sex – and why Failure is good for Business and Petroleum
Exploration.- In this text, we will explain how biological systems and
businesses are similar in the way they behave and evolve. We will then argue
that a good measure of fuzziness, serendipity, uncertainty is beneficial for
biological evolution and business. We will then discuss why serendipity
(explained below) is an integral part of evolution. We will try to demonstrate
that the same rules that make biological evolution successful apply to
business, too. Mathematical concepts and their limitations will be discussed
briefly. A short example of how this applies for petroleum exploration has been
Volcaniclastic Petroleum Systems – Concept and Examples from Indonesia. If
you think you have run out of ideas where to explore, read this! [download] -
A similar version of this paper has been presented on the 39th Annual
Convention & Exhibition, Jakarta, May 2015. Some changes and edits have
been made to the body text – and the title and graphics added. This document
is distributed under creative commons. Click on the folder-icon to download
How to make better Decisions – Examples from Exploration This is a 21-page
paper elaborating on the human side of deecision making and the use of the
Multiple Working Hypothesis (MWH) [download] - A similar version of this paper
has been presented on the 38th Annual Convention & Exhibition, Jakarta, May
2014 under with the title “How to make good decisions – Examples from
Exploration” (digital paper IPA14-B006). In addition, this PDF here includes the
some of the cartoons which have been used to present this paper during the
convention. Some hanges and edits have been made to the body text – and the
title. This document is distributed under creative commons. Click on the
folder-icon to download the file.
Work Flows for Play Fairway Mapping using generic GIS Methods -
[download] This is a 15-page paper dealing with constructing common risk
segment maps (CRS-maps), or prospect fairway maps (PFS-maps) by using
standard GIS mapping tools.
This document is copyrighted to PetroPEP and distributed under creative
commons. Click on the folder-icon to download the file.
The Wellsite Manual - [download] This is the 1995 version of an instruction
booklet for the novice wellsite geologist. Many things have changed since
then, notably in the field of digital technology, from the desktop to downhole.
Nevertheless, this booklet is still popular and posted here again for download
due to popular demand. This document is copyrighted to PetroPEP and
distributed under creative commons, meaning you are welcome and free to
copy parts or all of it, as long as you make proper reference to the source, i.e.
this website. Click on the folder-icon to start downloading the PDF-file
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