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 of research experience and knowledge.

Applied research field projects cover a variety of geologic settings, with an emphasis on unconventional shale reservoirs. R&D areas explore the applicability and value of leading-edge technologies.

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:

  • Chalk Bluff, DJ Basin, CO – HighPoint Resources
  • Permian, TX – Apache
  • Raudhatain Field, Kuwait – KOC
  • North Sea, Edvard Grieg – Lundin
  • 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

SPRING MEETING DATES

THE SPRING SPONSORS’ MEETING WILL BE MAY 4-5, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dr. Ali Tura – SEG 2021 Distinguished Lecturer

Dr. Ali Tura will be presenting "Recent advances in seismic reservoir characterization and monitoring" as part of the SEG Distinguished Lecture program. Abstract and Registration for virtual lectures Tuesday, August 10th, 2021,10 am-11 am (Beijing Time) and Wednesday,...

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SEG20 Presentations

RCP students and faculty presented at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) virtual conference, October 11-16, 2020. Visit the News page for details.

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THANK YOU TO PHASE XVIII MEMBERS AND CONTRIBUTORS

CONTACT RCP

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