Whitson Initiates Numerical RTA JIP

This JIP is related to the numerical RTA workflow proposed by Bowie & Ewert (2020). In short, the workflow leverages a full-physics reservoir simulator to estimate key RTA outputs (e.g., LFP and OOIPs), while rigorously accounting for superposition and multi-phase flow effects.

Develop best practices and guidelines related to the methodology.
Use field (“real”) data to perform several proof-of-concept studies, in different unconventional basins[2].
Investigate how the workflow is impacted by:
well interference
non-ideal well geometries
differential depletion
relative permeability assumptions.
If possible, generalize the workflow to consistently account for completion water.
Compare the method to other workflows