The Reservoir Characterization Project
RCP is an industry-funded geophysical research consortium dedicated to the study of integrated reservoir characterization. RCP’s unique model emphasizes a multidisciplinary, collaborative team approach for practical research and preparation of graduate students. Working closely with industry sponsors, RCP explores new methods and technologies to gain improvements in reservoir performance prediction and optimization.
Call for Projects - Phase XVII Research
Contact RCP if you have a compelling reservoir study as the next candidate for our integrated research. Tap into the top geophysics, petroleum engineering and geology departments at CSM to work with your data and your reservoir challenge. Projects are presented for a vote at our spring meeting and research starts July 1, 2017.
Welcome to our new RCP Director!
Ali Tura joined CSM in December, 2016 as Director of RCP and Professor of Geophysics. His expertise includes research with fiber optic technology, data analytics, seismic data processing and analysis, time-lapse seismic, and rock physics.
Ali's vision is a close integration of geophysics, engineering and geology faculty and students dedicated to solving complex integrated problems end to end. Prior to joining CSM, Ali served as Senior Geophysical Fellow at ConocoPhillips. He was a founding member of 4th Wave Imaging, a seismic R&D company. Other responsibilities include leading time-lapse seismic reservoir modeling at Chevron and Shell, and amplitude-preserving migration-based AVO analysis at Elf (now Total).