IFPen and Kappa extend partnership

Kappa to add ‘powered by IFPen’ modules. New DDA handbook improves treatment of unconventionals.

In an interview published in the 2017 IFPen Annual Report, Jean Burrus, CEO of the Beicip-Franlab unit, provided and update on its partnership with French well test software boutique Kappa Engineering. Burrus stressed the need for closer coupling between software targeting the well and solutions addressing broader reservoir engineering issue. The partnership, first announced in 2016 (Oil IT Journal), involved the development of data linkages from IFPen’s PumaFlow and PVTFlow into the Kappa toolset. The extended partnership will see Kappa’s software more fully embed these and other IFPen modules and will result in a new ‘powered by IFPen’ brand of Kappa’s product line. The IFPen’s consulting arm, Beicip-Franlab, will also add its domain expertise to support users and clients.

Kappa has also released a new version (5.2) of its Dynamic Data Analysis tome. A 700 plus page textbook on well test analysis. The latest edition includes a revised and improved treatment of well testing of unconventional reservoirs with Kappa’s Citrine tool which was ‘substantially enhanced’ in 2017. Feedback from Kappa’s formation testing training activity has been incorporated into the new edition. Read our review of the previous edition of DDA here.

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