Well Test Interpretation
This course examines the fundamentals of well test interpretation for oil and gas wells. It covers the analysis of tests in vertical and horizontal wells including:
- Drillstem tests
- Wireline formation tests
- Flow/build-up tests
- Injection/fall-off tests
- Interference/pulse test
Determination of permeability and damage, estimation of stabilized flow rates from short tests, detection of boundaries etc., will also be covered. The practice of well test interpretation will be emphasized along with the theory. To this end, data validation and the PPD (primary pressure derivative) will be used to illustrate wellbore dynamics, and extricate these effects from the reservoir response. The concepts will be presented graphically (using a computer), thus keeping equations to a minimum. The practical aspects of the interpretation process will be highlighted.
Topics of discussion include:
- What reservoir information can be derived from a well test
- Understand a well test analysis report
- Recognize that alternative interpretations may be possible
- Derive long term production forecast from a short test
- Recognize strengths and limitations of well test interpretation
Why You Should Attend
This is a fundamental course for engineers new to well testing. This course will show how well testing gives a better understanding of the reservoir and its production performance.
Who Should Attend
Reservoir and production engineers.
A laptop computer is needed for this course.
4.0 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 5-day course.
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Louis Mattar, BSc, MSc, PEng is chairman of Fekete Associates Inc. As an energy consultant, he has been serving reservoir engineering clients since 1981. He specializes in the interpretation of well tests and pressure/production data. Mattar previously worked for Alberta’s Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), where he wrote Gas Well Testing—Theory and Practice (1975). He also taught reservoir engineering at the University of Calgary and has authored some 70 technical publications. He is an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and an SPE Distinguished Member.