A Brief History of RCP

Tom Davis, early daysRCP began in 1984 when Dr. Tom Davis, now University Professor Emeritus at Colorado School of Mines, sought to create a consortium to study reservoir characterization with independent support from industry sponsors. 

At that time RCP represented a new approach, implementing integrated research across the disciplines of geology, geophysics and engineering for reservoir characterization. This was long before the industry began moving toward the asset team model.

RCP projects focus on applied, practical investigations, leveraging the value of better imaging obtained with new seismic data acquisition and analysis of multi-component and time-lapse data to meet the challenges of complex reservoirs.  

Another pioneering effort is the model for sponsorship. Sponsor companies actively participate in selecting candidate projects, and provide resources to help with research. Close sponsor support is a hallmark of RCP.  

Tom DavisApproximately 200 students have earned advanced degrees through RCP's program. Alumni are recognized among the industry's top geoscience experts, many with noteworthy technical and commercial contributions in their professional careers. 

In 32+ years, RCP has grown from an untested new approach to an established and highly respected consortium. RCP's model is now a widely accepted approach for effective reservoir characterization and management.








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