New method for analyzing well tests with inadequate early-time data Academic Article uri icon


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

author list (cited authors)

  • Harris, D. E., & Lee, W. J.

complete list of authors

  • Harris, DE||Lee, WJ

publication date

  • March 1989