Caution: whitson+ release is coming in hot ☕

We’re happy to share the latest release of whitson+, fresh out of the coding oven. There is a lot of new functionality in this release, the whole overview can be seen below.

Video link here:

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whitson+ – comprehensive software updates list 

  • Private Fields
    • Fields can now be private or company wide
    • Each field can have multiple owners

  • Restricted Project
    • Add multiple project owners
    • Granular permissions, to allow project owners pick what is editable and what is not

  • Bottomhole Pressure Calculation
    • 30x speed increase
    • pRi nodal estimator: Obtain pRi from BHP + IPR
    • Significant upgrades to WHP/BHP tables for WHP forecasting

  • Nodal Analysis
    • Better messaging and auto-populating in case of missing data
  • Pressure Gradient calculations
    • Quickly plot pressure vs depth (TVD and MD)
    • Visualize critical lift rate or velocity vs depth against actual rate or velocity
    • Illustrate the impact of gas lift on the pressure gradient
    • Sensitize on nearly anything (rate, pressure, gas lift configuration, flow path, etc)

  • Gas Lift Optimization
    • Plot gas lift injection rate vs expected oil rate. Save time vs multiple VLPs
    • Instantly compare current gas lift against ideal gas lift. Optimized rate uplift value reported
    • Sensitize on casing pressure, tubing pressure, valve changes, etc

  • Bulk Run/Edit/Export
    • Edit Classical/Fractional RTA Time Function
    • Edit Classical/Fractional RTA Phase
    • Edit Numerical RTA Autofit Weight Factors
    • Run Numerical RTA Autofit
  • Analytical RTA: 
    • Classical RTA: Lock intercept at origin
    • Classical RTA: RNP integral option
    • Fractional RTA: RNP integral option
    • New Time Function: Linear Superposition Time
    • New Phase Option: Hydrocarbon (Reservoir)

  • Multiphase Flowing Material Balance
  • Chow Pressure Group(CPG)
    • Slope fit in dP plot to obtain CPG value
    • Lasso fit option for dP fit plot
    • Lasso fit option for pre-POP trend
    • R2 of lasso fit
    • LOWESS Filter Option
  • DCA
    • Single-well DCA mass wells export
    • ARIES copyboard
    • Import numerical model forecast into DCA
    • 2-segment autofit

  • Auto-Forecast (Earlier called: “Multi-well DCA“)
    • Multiple per project
    • More controls: Gas/water cutoff rates

  • Type Well
    • Multiple per project
    • Selecting wells/Sorting in related properties
    • Fluid ratios
    • ARIES export
  • Numerical RTA 
    • 4x speed increase
    • Plot settings are saved when leaving feature

  • Numerical Model
    • Probabilistic history matching (set weight factors & calculate error for each run)
    • Vertical well radial well option
    • Water injection option for vertical wells (SWD modeling)
    • Option to import/use numerical model forecast in DCA feature

  • Data & Integration: 
    • Snowflake integration improvements 
    • Upgrade of whitson+ API endpoints. 
    • Upgrade of whitson+ direct database connection process and procedures. 
    • Calculation Run Overview: Overview of all Calculations being Run on a given Domain

The updated manual can be found here:

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank you all for the great collaboration and supporting our development.  

… So, What’s Next? (Random order)

  • DCA & Type Well 4.0
  • Auto history match / optimizer (Numerical Model)
  • Well hierarchy.
  • Consistent workflow filtering (saved across all modules).
  • Commenting (saved across all modules).
  • Fractional version of Numerical RTA. 
  • Numerical RTA autofit.
  • “Send to” Comparison Plot (diagnostic plot) feature.
  • Property cross plots in Comparison Plot (diagnostic plot).
  • Be able to save multiple Comparison Plots (diagnostic plot).
  • Multi-well numerical model scenarios.
  • Multi-well numerical model pressure and saturation map.
  • Multi-well numerical model 2.0
  • + lots more! 

Next release is scheduled for June 2024.  


Contact to learn more about our software products.

Curtis Hays Whitson

Middle East
Ahmad Alavian

Kameshwar Singh

Mathias Lia Carlsen

About whitson
whitson supports energy companies, oil services companies, investors and government organizations with expertise and expansive analysis within PVT, gas condensate reservoirs and gas-based EOR. Our coverage ranges from R&D based industry studies to detailed due diligence, transaction or court case projects. We help our clients find the best possible answers to complex questions and assist them in the successful decision-making on technical challenges. We do this through a continuous, transparent dialog with our clients – before, during and after our engagement. The company was founded by Dr. Curtis Hays Whitson in 1988 and is a Norwegian corporation located in Trondheim, Norway, with local presence in USA, Middle East, India and Indonesia