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The 6X Solution

Take full advantage of the latest computing architectures and new approaches that simplify simulation for engineers. 6X delivers consistent answers fast.

6X includes unique workflows with FULLY INTEGRATED MULTIPLE REALIZATION and GEOMECHANICS that eliminate duplication and coupling. The rich set of functionality fully integrated in 6X improves the productivity of reservoir engineers.

  • Black oil and Compositional
  • Unconventionals
  • Massively Parallel
  • Multiple Realizations
  • History Matching
  • Development Optimization
  • Sensitivities
  • Optimization under Uncertainty
  • Discretized Wells
  • Geomechanics
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Advanced Scripting

One fully inclusive software license


From May 2020, we have started a series of Technology Bulletins to illustrate solutions that 6X provides for Unconventional resources.

      1. One Model (22nd May 2020)
          • Together At Last: Geomechanics, Hydraulic Fracturing and Flow Simulation in a Fully Integrated Model
      2. Proppant Optimization (12th June 2020)
          • Sizing Your Treatment to Maximize Well Economics
      3. Re-fracturing (9th July 2020)
          • Optimize Re-fracture Design to Maximize Drainage
      4. Extreme Limited Entry (29th September 2020)
          • A Well Design Application to Reduce Stage Count
      5. Stimulated Reservoir Volume (3rd November 2020)
          • Understanding Propped & Unpropped Fractures
      6. Well Completions (7th December 2020)
          • Optimize Well Design for ROI and Performance
      7. Infill Wells (28th January 2021)
          • Manage Spacing and Timing while Limiting Fracture Driven Interactions
      8. Stress Shadowing (12th October 2021)
          • Model the Effect of Well and Stage Spacing on the Induced Stress Field
      9. Enhanced Oil Recovery (9th December 2021)
          • Extract Extra Oil from Unconventional Reservoirs

Coming soon:

Perforation & Erosion Model

      • Technology: Multi-Porosity
      • Gels & Gel Breakers


      1. Importance of Integrated Geomechanics in Shale Re-Frac Modeling
          • Jairo Corredor, SPE ATW on “Smart Integration in Production System Modeling” (18-19th February 2020, The Woodlands)
      2. Impact of Temporary Well Shut-ins on Unconventional Reservoir Performance
          • A NITEC LLC research white paper (Dr. Tuba Firincioglu, Dr. Basar Basbug, Dr. Matt Freeman, Vladimir Petutin, Dr. Hulya Sarak – May 2020)
    • 2020 UrTec:


        1. 1482: Unlocking Unconventional Reservoir with a Fully Integrated Reservoir Simulation.
          • Peng Ye1, Valerie Hallam1, Frank Hovland1, Lee Nguyen, Faisal Rasdi1 (1Equinor)
        2. 2914: A Reservoir Simulation-Oriented Investigation into Large-Scale Conductive Fractures in the Mississippian STACK Oil Reservoirs.
          • C. M. Freeman1, S. Geetan2, R. MacDonald2, T. Firincioglu1, C. Ozgen1 (1NITEC LLC; 2InvoQ Energy formerly with Alta Mesa Resources)
        3. 3221: Overcoming the Limitations of the SRV Concept
          • M. Gaddipati1, C. Karacaer1, C. Ozgen1, T. Firincioglu1, G. Bowen2, I. Pallister2, G. Shaw2 (1NITEC LLC; 2Ridgeway Kite)
        4. 2582: An Integrated Reservoir Modeling Case Study to Simulate Multi-stage Hydraulically Fractured Horizontal Wells, based on Seismic, Petrophysical and Geological data for Pinedale Tight Gas Fluvial Reservoir.
          • M. Gaddipati1, T. Firincioglu1, E. LaBarre2, Y. Yang2, D. Wahl2, P. Clarke2, A. Long2, C. Ozgen1 (1NITEC LLC; 2Ultra Petroleum)


        1. Ridgeway Kite 2020 URTeC U Pitch

        2. 6X: Geomechanics, Hydraulic Fracturing & Flow Simulation; All in one model!



Ridgeway Kite also provides optimized software development through Technology Partnerships where collaborative R&D rapidly produces new and advanced solutions for our partners. We improve workflows and create unique innovative functionality in 6X to give meaningful answers for your specific reservoirs.


We rapidly respond to client specific reservoir model challenges, and strive to capture far more of the engineering and geological complexity in your models.

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