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ONLINE: Well Testing Operations, Interpretation and Design (RES939)


    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 as well as safety procedures and recommended practices. A dedicated module covers the theory and practice of well test analysis and interpretation as well as test design.

    Optional: Practical exercises on interpretation software (licence fees are not included in course fee)

    Course Structure: 28 modules of 1 hour each, delivered over 4 days
    Each day will consist of 7 modules of 1 hour length with multiple breaks and a 1 hour lunch break.

    Course Level: Foundation
    Duration: 4 days
    Instructor: Lukasz Ostrowski

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A geologist, petrophysicist, reservoir engineer, supervisor or manager involved in formation evaluation, reserve estimation and general reservoir engineering
    • Directly involved in well test operations
    • Dealing 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 analysis
    • Use commercial software for well test interpretation
    • Design a well test


    • 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

    Customer Feedback

    "Instructor is very knowledgeable and he made sure that we understood what is being delivered." - Reservoir Engineer at PTTEP

    "I liked the hands-on software usage with many exercises." - Reservoir Engineer at PTTEP

    "The lecturer kept us involved, practice examples / assignments (not only lecturing). Forced us to be involved." - Engineer at OMV

    “Exercises were very good, covering most of interpretation aspects.” - Petroleum Engineer at OMV



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