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ONLINE: Advanced Well Testing and Interpretation (RES937)


    This course provides comprehensive information about testing technology, methodology, test design and interpretation on an advanced level. An overview of well test application is provided including a comprehensive overview of wireline formation testing. All aspects of test design are covered including downhole tools selection, surface facility considerations as well as dynamic modelling of the test sequence to ensure proper results for interpretation. The well test interpretation is performed by participants on numerous field examples using the two alternative commercial software packages.

    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: Skill
    Duration: 4 days
    Instructor: Lukasz Ostrowski

    Designed for you, if you are...

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

    Practical 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
    • Before you use commercial interpretation programs, you will learn the foundation of analysis applying Excel

    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
    • Hardware options - How the well test data is gathered
      - Testing while drilling
      - Testing after completion of drilling
      - Traditional versus wireline formation testing
      - Surface equipment and safety in well testing operations
    • 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

    Customer Feedback

    I liked the deconvolution technique and hands-on experience using software." - Reservoir Engineering at Qatar Petroleum



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