On Tuesday, 14 May 2024, a Dissertation Examination for a DRM student specializing in Strategy & Growth on behalf of Wihaga Satya Khresna [2340004091] entitled “Big Data Analytic and Knowledge Management Factors Leverage on Upstream Oilfield Service Industry’s Project Management and Quality Management Practices in Achieving Sustainable Project” was held in Alam Sutera Campus, Room B0301, Bina Nusantara University.

The dissertation examination was led by Prof. Dr. Mts. Arief, M.M., MBA., CPM, and attended by a team of promotors and examiners. There were three promotors in attendance with Prof. Dr. Ir. Harjanto Prabowo, MM. as Promotor 1, Prof. Dr. Ir. Mohammad Hamsal, MSE., MQM., M.B.A., CISCP as Promotor 2, and Dr. Ir. Boto Simatupang, MBP as Promotor 3. There were also examiners present, with Prof. Idris Gautama So, S.E., S.Kom., M.M., Ph.D as Examiner 1, Dr. Elidjen, S.Kom., MInfoCommTech as Examiner 2, and Dr. Irwan Djaja, M.App.Fin as Examiner 3. Prof. Dr. Pribadiyono, Ir.,M.S was also present as a guest speaker for the dissertation examination. 


    The study aims to determine leverage factors of big data analytics and knowledge management implementation that affect upstream oilfield projects’ success from the lenses of project management and quality management practice in ensuring project sustainability. Upstream oil & gas projects executed by the project management office of oilfield service contractors globally are the focus of this study. This study delivers strategic insight as well as pathways for future research in bridging the resource-based theory of big data analytics, knowledge management, and the strict nature of project and quality management practices in the era of environmental uncertainties within the context of the high-risk nature of upstream oil and gas projects. Based on this research, it can be concluded that in achieving project sustainability in the upstream oil and gas service industry, as seen from the integration of the implementation of Project Management Practice and Quality Management Practice, it needs to be supported by existing research results. Big Data Analytic can find out how to monitor quality and Big Data Analytic can also assist managers in making decision making. In this study it was proven by an analytical test on each research variable and the results were obtained as Big data analytic capability has positive influence on project management practices.

    To reach the dissertation examination, Wihaga went through several dissertation stages which are as follow:

    Research Proposal Exam

    21 July 2022

    Research Finding Exam

    11 April 2022

    Dissertation Defense

    13 June 2023

    Dissertation Promotion

    14 May 2024 


    Wihaga received his Bachelor’s degree from Institut Teknologi 10 Nopember (ITS), majoring in Mechanical Engineering in 2005, and continued to pursue his Master’s degree in 2007 for Master of Science of Mechanical & Aerospace from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore.

    Currently, Wihaga is the Country Operations Excellence Lead for Halliburton Indonesia. He has more than 17 years of experience in operations, drilling technology research, project management, and quality management of upstream oil & gas drilling operations.

    Prior to his current role, he held several global and regional roles in upstream oil and gas operations, mechanical engineering research for drilling equipment, and integrated digital transformation spanning digitalized business processes, drilling operation data analytics, digital quality management, and project management in several countries where Halliburton operates in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

    Not only that, Wihaga currently holds two US Patents for oil & gas drilling technology, is a certified Project Management Professional, Six Sigma Black Belt, Integrated Management System Lead Auditors, and is a graduate of the Halliburton Data Scientists program of 2020, as well as a graduate of the Halliburton Sperry Drilling Technology engineer program of 2007.


    Below are some publications that Wihaga took part in during his enrollment in the Doctoral program:

    Upstream Oil and Gas Projects Sustainability Framework Through the Lenses of Big Data Analytics, and Project Management (2022) 3rd South American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, p. 419-425
    A Systematic Literature Review The Role of Big Data on Project Management and Project Sustainability (2023) Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 61, p.36-52
    Optimization Of Big Data Analytic And Knowledge Management In Managing Quality Of Upstream Oil & Gas Project To Achieve Sustainability: A Quantitative Study

    Wihaga’s dissertation examination is available below.