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

Canadian SPE Booth 1333 / 29th September 2019

Come by and see how we can help you create sensible child well production forecasts, and make sense of their production history. Find a better way to manage your unconventional reservoirs.  

Denver Users workshop / 8th August 2019

Great workshop with a cross section of 6X users in Denver in July. Getting their valuable feedback, insight and priorities on what they need us to be working on in the software to help meet the demands of their projects. Giving our senior developers first hand feedback ensures no dilution of the message. Let us […]

6X Public Training Workshop for Unconventionals / 1st July 2019

Last week saw the first of a well supported program of complimentary public training workshops in Houston. A class for reservoir engineers working on Unconventional resources. If you would be interested in joining a future workshop or to find out more please contact Bill Baksi in our Houston office.

URTec 2019 – Booth 433 / 31st May 2019

We will be exhibiting with our partner, Nitec, at the Unconventional Resources Conference in Denver 22-24 July. Drop by and find out how we can help optimize the placement and performance of your next parent and child wells with our unconventional simulator, 6X . For details contact Bill Baksi, email: