RCP’s integrated research focuses on dynamic reservoir characterization to develop and apply new reservoir modeling and simulation techniques. New technology areas include DAS applications and the use of data analytics in reservoir characterization. Research utilizes multi-component time lapse seismic and associated technologies to better understand unconventional reservoirs.
New research Phase XVII started July 2017 with a project in the Eagle Ford, provided by field sponsor Devon Energy. The project leverages the learnings of Wattenberg in Phase XVI. The pilot project is aimed at measuring the hydraulic stimulation of the Eagle Ford. The rich and varied dataset including 9C seismic and time-lapse data, fiber optic and other VSP data, petrophysical and completion and reservoir engineering data.
Phase XVI continues through the end of 2017, with an unconventional shale reservoir characterization of the Niobrara and Codell Formations in Wattenberg Field in Colorado, USA, in partnership with Anadarko.
As an independently-sponsored research consortium, RCP relies on the generous support of its sponsors to enable field studies and research projects.
If your company is interested in joining RCP, consider these benefits:
- Sponsor-proposed research projects and field studies
- Integrated leading-edge research focused on solving relevant field development challenges
- Major research projects include new seismic data acquisition
- Access to highly qualified students for employment
- Availability of comprehensive, integrated datasets and results
- Proprietary access to student theses and presentations
- Interaction and networking with other sponsors & students
Sponsors enable RCP’s valuable mission in developing students who have a broad understanding of the key contributions and limitations of each major discipline — geology, geophysics and engineering. Highly-recruited graduates are well-prepared for industry’s asset team model.
Consortium membership offers more than one option:
- Financial contribution
- Research and software/hardware contribution
- Student mentoring
The integrated field studies typically include acquisition of new seismic data. Sponsors may offer acquisition services, data processing, field equipment, or hardware and software as part of their contribution. All sponsor members have access to field data, processed data and related materials, along with research analyses and results. Read more about project selection and current projects.
How do I join?
Contact RCP for a Research Sponsorship Agreement and details on the current projects. Sponsors may join at any time!