Kappa teams with D&M to debunk Arps method

Topaz numerical models to integrate Citrine field performance analytics.

DeGolyer and MacNaughton (D&M) and Kappa Engineering have announced a strategic alliance to further oil and gas field production forecasting and unconventional reserves evaluation. The deal kicks-off with the commercialization by Kappa of D&M’s Citrine field performance analysis package. Currently, Citrine offers multi-well performance analysis, data mining and empirical production forecasts using decline curve methodologies.

Kappa is to further develop Citrine with the integration of Topaz NL numerical models to offer a complete workflow spanning production diagnostics, model-based analysis, decline curve analysis and numerical simulation to evaluate multi-well and full-field production data. D&M is also to extend capabilities in the Kappa workstation where Citrine is to replace the field production analysis module.

Citrine will have a particular application in unconventional reserves evaluation where the use of conventional Arps* plots is considered outmoded and error prone. Citrine will also access specific models developed in the framework of the Kappa consortium on unconventional reserves. More from Kappa and D&M.

* Method developed in 1944 by J.J. Arps.

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