Veritas’ Antero roll-out

Veritas unit RC(2) has released a new version of its reservoir modeling software. Dubbed ‘Antero’, the new release promises sophisticated fault handling and a capacity to model the complex reservoirs of the future.

Named after a 14,000 ft. peak in the Rockies, ‘Antero’ is the latest release of Veritas’ RC(2) reservoir modeling package. The new release adds faulted frameworks, streamline modeling and platform independence to RC(2).


Bill Bashore, VP software and technology development with Veritas believes that, “Homogeneous reservoirs are on the decline. Future hydrocarbon reserves will come from increasingly complex geologies. To better understand these challenging reservoirs, asset teams need software tools that are both sophisticated and user-friendly.”


Antero has involved a radical code redesign, making it more intuitive, reliable and easy to use—while substantially improving the performance of its modeling algorithms. In one test, where the previous release took one minute to simulate a million-cell model, the new code took four seconds. Another innovation claimed is the ability to quickly construct complex faulted frameworks within the reservoir modeling application. Bashore added, “Handling faults correctly — not breaking up the edges into stair step grid blocks or warping cell geometries—has been a technical challenge for all vendors. But we have finally solved the problem.”


John Wilson, president of Veritas Exploration Services added, “RC(2) spent a decade building a global reputation for excellence in stochastic reservoir modeling. The Antero release offers mainstream users more vigorous solutions, sharper subsurface images, surprising ease-of-use and platform independence. With this software customers will dramatically improve their knowledge of complex, faulted reservoirs, and maximize production while minimizing costs.”

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