INTERACTIVE WELL TEST ANALYSIS USING MICROCOMPUTERS. Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • In spite of the proliferation of well test analysis literature in recent years, many pressure transient tests are still being misinterpreted. This is due, in part, to lack of a logical procedure and incomplete analysis by nonexpert analysts. The time and difficulty involved in hand analysis techniques often discourage a complete and consistent analysis. A properly designed computer program, using interactive graphics, can improve the accuracy of test interpretations by enabling the engineer to perform thorough and consistent analyses quickly and easily. Microcomputers are ideally suited for such a program due to their computing power, portability and relatively small costs. The development of microcomputers and well test analysis software places 'expert' interpretive capabilities within the reach of most engineers.

published proceedings

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, (Paper) SPE

author list (cited authors)

  • McVay, D. A., Hill, N. C., Lancaster, D. E., Lee, W. J., & Holditch, S. A

complete list of authors

  • McVay, DA||Hill, NC||Lancaster, DE||Lee, WJ||Holditch, SA

publication date

  • January 1, 1986 11:11 AM