From Ridgeway Kite: Simulate Your Multi-Well Unconventional Workflows in 6X

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6X is a fully-featured, multi-component numerical reservoir simulator. The model incorporates the physics required to capture the hydraulic fracturing and production periods. Engineers can determine how fractures are created, induced, and close evaluating their impact on a well’s production and the production of neighboring wells.

A unique approach that incorporates both fracture creation and depletion in one model

6X is a fully-featured, multi-component numerical reservoir simulator. The model incorporates the physics required to capture the hydraulic fracturing and production periods. Engineers can determine how fractures are created, induced, and close evaluating their impact on a well’s production and the production of neighboring wells.

Capturing the complexity of hydraulic fractures and the dynamic changes within those fractures as fluid and proppant are injected and produced is difficult to do accurately.

The legacy approach is to use two applications:

  1. Design the hydraulically fractured completion
  2. Model the production with a flow simulator.

To create an accurate representation of the hydraulic fracture and the production flow, the 6X simulator integrates the hydraulic fracturing and fluid flow into one model.

This functionality enables the modeling of the whole lifecycle of a multi-well drilling spacing unit (DSU).

Understand and explore unconventional reservoir development opportunities in 6X

6X enables engineers to more accurately, consistently, and rapidly investigate:

  • Infill well locations and infill well timing
  • Dynamic stress changes from hydraulic fracturing, depletion, and infill wells
  • Proppant transport and tracking
  • Re-fracture completion designs
  • Huff-and-puff EOR gas injection process

Power, accuracy, and flexibility at your fingertips

6X has an extensible architecture enabling it to run on CPUs, GPUs, or on the Cloud to achieve fast turnaround times modeling multi-well scenarios.

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