The Reservoir Characterization Project
RCP is an applied 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.
RCP works closely with industry sponsors to explore new technologies and workflows such as time-lapse and multicomponent seismic technology, incorporating geoscience and engineering data to solve complex oil and gas reservoir challenges and gain improvements in reservoir performance prediction and optimization. RCP is an industry-funded program within the Department of Geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines, a state engineering university located in Golden, Colorado specializing in the geosciences.
Tom Davis Retires
As RCP's founder and leader for over 30 years, Tom Davis retired in May, 2016. Tom's vision and leadership have shaped RCP's global reputation in integrated, applied research. With a focus on fractured reservoirs and time-lapse multicomponent technology, RCP has gained broad industry support for demonstrating the value of practical projects that offer a hands-on learning experience for graduate students and opportunity for game-changing advances in geoscience.
Tom began his teaching career as a geophysics professor at the Colorado School of Mines in 1974. He founded the RCP research consortium in 1984. Congratulations on a job well done, Tom!