RCP is an independently funded geophysical research consortium

dedicated to the study of integrated reservoir characterization

WelcomE

RCP’s research highlights the value of applied research in predicting reservoir performance and enhancing field development strategies with a focus on integrated reservoir characterization. Our research spans geophysics, geology, petrophysics and petroleum engineering, with seismic methods as a foundation of our applied studies.

Founded in 1983 as an independently-sponsored research consortium, RCP is widely recognized as an early leader in advancing research of key technologies for 4D multi-component seismic applications. RCP’s unique model emphasizes a multidisciplinary team approach for practical research, collaborating as an academic consortium with industry partners and developing graduates with a broad background in research, experience, and knowledge.

RCP’s applied research field projects cover a variety of geologic settings – including conventional and unconventional reservoirs in both onshore and offshore environments. RCP distinguishes its R&D projects by blending R&D results directly into active field projects to challenge and improve the derived methods and algorithms in real world situations. 

RCP is part of the Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines, a public research university dedicated to engineering and applied sciences in Golden, Colorado.  

 

Field Projects:

  • DJ-Postle, DJ Basin, CO  – Great Wester Resources
  • Chalk Bluff, DJ-Basin, CO – HighPoint Resources
  • Permian Basin, TX – Apache
  • Raudhatain Field, Kuwait – KOC
  • Gulf of Mexico, Offshore US – TGS, Shell
  • Edvard Grieg Field, North Sea – Lundin
  • Jubarte Field, Offshore Brazil – Petrobras

 

R&D Projects:

  • Fiber Optics – Distributed Acoustic and Temperature Sensing
  • Machine Learning and Data Analytics
  • Compressive Sensing for Seismic Data Acquisition
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery for Unconventionals

 

PHASE XIX WINTER MEETING

RCP will host our SPONSORS’ MEETING December 6 & 7, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS

More Awards and Honors for RCP!

We congratulate Bin Luo, Ge Jin, and Frantisek Stanek on receiving Honorable Mention for Best Paper in GEOPHYSICS 2021! Near-field strain in distributed acoustic sensing-based microseismic observation, Volume 86, No. 5, September-October 2021 can be found at...

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Awards and Honors for RCP!

We congratulate Ali Tura, Jim Simmons, Matt Copley, Sima Daneshvar, Andrea Damsceno, and Joe Stitt on receiving SEG BEST PAPER Presented at IMAGE 2021! The Abstract Impact of joint PP/PS inversion on shear-impedance estimation for exploration and production can be...

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JOIN RCP AS A STUDENT

To be considered for RCP,  mention us in your statement of interest.

 

 

THANK YOU TO PHASE XIX MEMBERS AND CONTRIBUTORS

CONTACT RCP

Email: RCP@mines.edu
Address: 924 16th St.
Golden, CO 80401