Basic Pressure Transient Test Analysis
This 2-day course teaches the systematic analysis and design procedures for testing pressure buildup and flow tests. Example applications focus on identifying the appropriate reservoir model, estimating effective formation permeability, and quantifying damage or stimulation. Topics include:
• Semilog analysis methods
• Type curves and diagnostic plots
• Gases and multiphase flow
• Average drainage area pressure
• Hydraulically-fractured wells
• Naturally-fractured reservoirs
• Horizontal wells
• Effect of input data errors
• Well test design
Why You Should Attend
This course will provide you with an understanding of the fundamentals of buildup and flow test analysis—an understanding that will provide insight into the strengths and limitations of the methodology used in modern commercial pressure-transient test analysis software.
Who Should Attend
This is a basic course in well test analysis and design, suitable for engineers and physical scientists who have little if any background in well test theory or practice. It focuses on applications rather than theory.
1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 2-day course.
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W. John Lee holds the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair in the University of Houston’s petroleum engineering program. Prior to this, Lee held the L.F. Peterson Chair in petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University. He was the former executive vice president of S.A. Holditch & Associates, where he specialized in reservoir engineering for unconventional gas reservoirs. He served as an Academic Engineering Fellow with the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington during 2007–2008, and was a principal architect of the modernized SEC rules for reporting oil and gas reserves.
Prior to beginning is career in academia, Lee managed Exxon’s Major Fields Study Group. He has written many technical papers and three SPE textbooks: Well Testing, Gas Reservoir Engineering, and Pressure Transient Testing. Lee is an Honorary Member of SPE and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He received his BChE, MS, and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.