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Well Testing Operations, Interpretation and Design (RES39)

  • 28-31 August 20184 daysVienna, AustriaCourse Fee: 3050 EUR + VAT

Description

This course provides structured information about testing methods, data acquisition and related downhole tools and surface equipment used in the hazardous business of well testing. It includes a comprehensive overview of the technology application, details of the hardware with its benefits and limitations, all important operational aspects of oil and gas well testing plus safety procedures and recommended practices. A dedicated module covers the theory and practice of well test analysis and interpretation as well as test design.

Course Level: Foundation
Instructor: Lukasz Ostrowski

Designed for you, if you are...

  • A geologist, petrophysicist, reservoir engineer, supervisor or manager who is involved in formation evaluation, reserve estimation and general reservoir engineering
  • A professional who is directly involved in well test operations
  • Someone who deals with service companies offering well testing
  • A professional with basic reservoir engineering knowledge

Previous experience in well testing is not required.

How we build your confidence

  • A comprehensive overview of practical well testing operations
  • Typical offshore and onshore equipment set-up with stress on safety precautions
  • Significant time is spent on test design and prediction runs
  • Step-by-step introduction in well test analysis and methodology helps understand the functionality of specialised interpretation software
  • Demonstration of commercial software for well test interpretation with numerous examples

The benefits from attending

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

  • Select appropriate test equipment for a given well testing task
  • Review the testing procedures and evaluate operations safety
  • Understand the theory and practical application of well test anaylsis
  • Use commercial software for well test interpretation
  • Design a well test

Topics

  • 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
  • Surface testing equipment
    - Onshore and offshore testing operations
    - Pressure gauges
    - Gas, oil and water flow measurement
    - Sub-sea equipment
  • Test design
  • Well testing operations
    - Equipment checks
    - Well control
    - Perforating
    - Fluids behaviour and sampling operations
    - Stimulation in well testing
  • Safety in well testing operations
  • Job responsibilities
  • 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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