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Advanced Well Testing and Interpretation (RES37)


    This course provides structured information about testing methods, data acquisition and related downhole tools used in well testing operations.

    Course Level: Advanced

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A geologist, reservoir engineer, supervisor or manager who is involved in formation evaluation, reserve estimation and general reservoir engineering
    • An individual who is directly involved in pressure transient interpretation or dealing with service companies offering well testing
    • A professional with basic reservoir engineering knowledge

    Experience in well testing is beneficial but not mandatory.

    How we build your confidence

    • Numerous examples and exercises to develop your interpretation skills
    • Exercises are based on both simulated and real field examples
    • Significant time is spent on test design and prediction runs
    • You will use commercial interpretation software for the exercises

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident to:

    • Select the appropriate test methodology
    • Select the required downhole and surface equipment
    • Design the test sequence
    • Interpret the test data utilising the newest methodology including deconvolution
    • Predict the well production behaviour


    • Reasons for well testing
    • Methodology of well testing
      - Initial perturbation
      - Constant pressure vs. constant rate condition
      - How to deal with wellbore storage
      - Types of well test sequences
    • Downhole hardware options - How the well test data is gathered
      - Testing while drilling
      - Testing after completion of drilling
      - Traditional versus wireline formation testing
      - Safety in well testing
    • Theory behind interpretation
      - Historical overview from straight line to deconvolution
      - Flow geometries and regimes
      - Unified approach for well test interpretation
    • Test design
    • Interpretation approach
      - Superposition concept
      - Diagnosing near wellbore conditions, reservoir behaviour and boundaries
      - Deconvolution
      - Dealing with limited reservoirs
      - Predicting the well behaviour




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    38640 Goslar, Germany

    Tel.: +49 151 42440 739
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    E-Mail: hotrs@reservoirsolutions.com

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    Tripoli, Libya

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