Technology Partnerships

Technology Partnerships are enhanced R&D collaboration projects between Ridgeway Kite and oil companies based on a specific theme. In principal these partnerships are long term and enable a synergistic relationship among the organisations. Partnerships are focused on solving specific problems through workshops and software development. Priority in simulator development as well as support and problem solving are given to partners.

Currently, Ridgeway Kite have the following two Technology Partnerships:



Our partnership with Maersk Oil started in July 2014 and focuses on general reservoir simulation development.


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The Technology Partnership with EOG Resources & SM Energy is focused on developing a Completions Design and Optimization Tool for Unconventional Resources (CDOT). CDOT will model the following:

Unconventional Physics:

  • Multi-porosity flow modeling
  • Customizable connectivity
  • Adsorption and desorption
  • Salinity and swelling
  • Vapor-liquid equilibrium in confined media
  • Compositional fluid description

Rock Mechanical Effects:

  • Stress-dependent permeability enhancement and rock compaction
  • Hysteretic forms for propped and stimulated regions
  • Background elastic transmissibility compressibility
  • Slick water, gel and hybrid injection
  • Well PI augmentation
  • Stress shadowing

The CDOT Technology Partnership started on 1st May 2016.

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: