Alpay Erkal has joined Ridgeway Kite as Business Development Manager for North America. Alpay has 25 years of worldwide experience in the oil and gas industry in a wide variety of oilfield services, exploration, development, strategic planning and business development roles. Prior to joining Ridgeway Kite this year, Alpay worked in a series of technical and leadership positions for companies including Schlumberger and Noble Energy, and has independent consulting services practice. Alpay holds a PhD in Reservoir Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and held academic positions in material science and petroleum engineering departments in different institutions.
Ridgeway Kite has published a new Technology Bulletin on Enhanced Oil Recovery. This demonstrates the use of 6X to model EOR strategies, such as cyclic gas injection (huff and puff), in the context of unconventional reservoirs.
Ridgeway Kite has published a new Technology Bulletin on Stress Shadowing showing how the stress field generated by hydraulic fracturing of one stage can affect the extent of subsequent stages. The modelling of this phenomenon is possible due to the coupled stress and fluid flow simulation in 6X.
Ridgeway Kite has recently published a new Technology Bulletin on Infill Wells. This shows how to manage spacing and scheduling of infill wells while limiting fracture-driven interactions.