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:

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

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

FALL MEETING DATES

THE FALL SPONSORS’ MEETING WILL BE December 7 and 8, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS

RCP Highlighted in Hart Energy

Hart Energy covered the 2021 Spring Sponsor Meeting with a great article highlighting RCP's current program. The original publication can be found at this link HERE

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Spring Sponsors’ Meeting Thank You

Thank you to all who attended the RCP Spring Sponsors' Meeting. In total, members were able to see 22 technical presentations, 15 RCP students, 2 Invited Talks, and Phase 19 Project Candidate presentations. Meeting reports and presentations will be posted in the...

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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