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.

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whitson+ – comprehensive software updates list 

  • Updated Software Filtering
    • Add multiple filtering criteria.
    • New condition: “in”, relevant for text fields, to look for matches within the text.
    • Filters are persistent through all features, including Type Well and Auto-Forecast.
  • Type Well
    • Speed increase: 100x faster load times.
    • Well handling: Can handle 100x as many wells.
    • Max wells: Ability to set what the max number of wells are in the type well feature.
    • Synced highlighting across type well plot, probit and GIS map.
    • GIS
      • Lasso select / deselect.
      • Lasso highlight.
      • CTRL + click to select / deselect wells.
    • Probit plot update
      • Toggle to show or remove regression line.
      • Table view format.
      • Highlighting linked to all other plots.
      • More plot options: IP180, CUM30, CUM60, CUM90, CUM180.
    • Possibility to select / deselect wells from the Related Properties table.
    • Copy/duplicate a saved Type Well.
  • Auto-Forecast
    • Update of the autofit initialization menu with more options and flexibility
    • Option to copy autofit results into single well DCA
    • Create roll-up plots with any saved case.
    • Copy/duplicate a saved Auto-Forecast.
  • Numerical Model Autofit
    • Select parameters to autofit.
    • Set ranges to autofit.
    • Set weight factors for regression/optimization process.
  • Bulk Run/Edit/Export
    • Set GOR based on prod data rule.
    • Bulk edit critical depth used in liquid loading calculations.
    • Bulk edit Simple Material Balance input.
    • Bulk run Separator Shrinkage method.
  • Other
    • Scenarios: Rename of Analyses to Scenario.
    • Default well header inputs: More default well header data: sub-field, formation, operator, spud date, rig release date, first prod date, completion date, vintage and TVD.

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 5.0
  • Well hierarchy.
  • Comparison Plot 3.0
  • Consistent workflow filtering (saved across all modules).
  • Commenting (saved across all modules).
  • “Send to” comparison plot feature.
  • Fractional version of Numerical RTA. 
  • Numerical RTA autofit.
  • Property cross plots in comparison plots.
  • Multi-well numerical model scenarios.
  • Multi-well numerical model pressure and saturation map.
  • + 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