Pressure Transient Analysis

Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics


Pressure transient data may be acquired from wells during exploration, appraisal and production.  Each data set provides important dynamic information that facilitates the decision making process at the various phases of reservoir development.

The course will summarise the fundamentals of pressure transient analysis and discuss some of the recent advances including deconvolution. Emphasis will be placed on the value of information.

The course will combine explanations of theory (with course notes), worked examples (using Excel) and presentation of real case examples from both oil and gas reservoirs.

Learning Level

Intermediate to Advanced.

Course Length

1 Day.

Why Attend?

To gain a better understanding of the importance and value of information that can be obtained from well testing.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for reservoir engineers, production technologists as well as geologists and geophysicists who are prepared to go into the relatively simple mathematics.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees will be refunded as follows:

Cancellation received before 15 April 2018: Full refund (after the event) minus an administration fee of € 35 per person. Non-members please note: membership fee included in the conference fee will not be refunded; membership will remain active for the remainder of 2018.

Cancellation received on or after 15 April 2018: No refund will be made. For non-members, please note your included membership will remain active for the remainder of 2018.

Transfer of your registration to another name will cost € 35 (administration fee), plus any differences in delegate types, where applicable (for instance when changing a registration from a member to a non-member).

Cancellations or changes to any registration must be made in writing (letter or email) to: EAGE Conference BV, Registration Department, PO Box 59, 3990 DB Houten, The Netherlands. Tel.: +31 88 9955055. Fax: +31 30 6343534. E-mail:


Tim Whittle Tim Whittle is currently visiting professor at Politecnico Torino, Italy and Imperial College, UK. He joined BG Group in 2007 and, until its transition to Shell, was Chief Reservoir Engineering Advisor and Group Technical Authority for Pressure Transient Analysis. He has 39 years' experience in the industry.

He was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2010-11.

Starting as a field engineer with Flopetrol Schlumberger, he gained practical experience in well testing operations and then moved to an R&D role where he was instrumental in developing the derivative analysis method with Dominique Bourdet.

In 1985 he joined Scientific Software-Intercomp as a reservoir engineer focusing on numerical simulation. In 1990 he spent several years with Norsk Hydro as a well test analysis specialist and then became responsible for the development of SSI’s well test analysis software product – Interpret.  He has a degree in Engineering Science from Cambridge University, has written several papers on well test analysis and has given many industry courses on the subject worldwide.