Sponsors selected a reservoir characterization project in the northern DJ Basin, Colorado, operated by HighPoint Resources, as the new field research project for 2019-2021. Please contact RCP if you wish to join the consortium for Phase 18 which begins July 1, 2019.
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.
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- Permian, TX – Apache
- Vaca Muerta, Argentina – Wintershall
- Kuwait – KOC
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- Offshore Brazil – Petrobras
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- Machine Learning and Data Analytics
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