NEW METHOD FOR ANALYZING WELL TESTS WITH INADEQUATE EARLY TIME DATA. Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • This paper presents a new technique, the cumulative curvature method, which can be used to analyze well tests with such limited early time data that only non-unique type curve matches are possible. The method is applied to buildup tests and single rate drawdown tests which are distorted by wellbore storage and which are run in infinite-acting reservoirs. The method was successfully applied to 16 of 22 field examples, and two of these examples are presented in the paper.

author list (cited authors)

  • Harris, D. E., & Lee, W. J.

complete list of authors

  • Harris, Dan E||Lee, W John

publication date

  • December 1987