Our first implementation of Scripting was to allow users to enter equations (as keywords) to create static properties. However, it soon developed into a much more complex and exciting feature. First, we added the ability to perform table look-ups and call the Initializer (Equilibrator) from within the script. Then we added the capability to execute a Script in the Schedule section, at the start or end of a given report step or time-step. Scripts may also be called repeatedly at every report step or time-step, opening up new opportunities for custom reporting or property calculations.



An example of this is to input a water saturation and to scale the water-oil capillary pressure curves such that this water saturation is honored in the equilibrated initial solution – i.e. the SWATINIT functionality. In 6X, this can be implemented via Scripting:



  1. As the Scripting capability has been developed on our massively parallel software architecture, it has negligible influence on performance – even for very complex scripts.
  2. This functionality allows our partners to vastly improve their workflow (and therefore retain their IP) for initializing models.


Keep up to date with Ridgeway Kite

6X at 2018 SPE ATCE in Dallas / 11th September 2018

Ridgeway Kite will share a booth (#1435) with Nitec and Digital Formation at the SPE ATCE in Dallas, Texas from 24th to 26th September 2018. Tommy Miller, Chet Ozgen, Bill Baksi, Gareth Shaw & Peter Forster will be in attendance. Come and see the new developments in 6X.

See 6X at UrTec 2018 / 20th June 2018

Ridgeway Kite will share a booth (#2609) with Nitec and Digital Formation at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference in Houston, Texas from 23rd to 25th July 2018. Tommy Miller, Chet Ozgen, Bill Baksi & Peter Forster will be in attendance.

Bill Baksi joins RKS / 1st January 2018

Bill Baksi joins RKS as Sales & Marketing Manager, based in Houston. Bill has over 30 years experience in strategic marketing, sales and business development for software products and services in the O&G industry.

RKS at SPE ATCE 2017 / 21st September 2017

Ridgeway Kite will have a booth (#939) at the SPE ATCE 2017 in San Antonio, Texas from October 9th-11th. Tommy Miller and Peter Forster will attend. Come and see our new developments in 6X – especially in modelling Unconventional resources.