New technique for analyzing buildup tests from hydraulically fractured wells Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper presents a new iterative technique for interpreting early-time pressure-buildup data for hydraulically fractured wells. The technique uses a modified square-root-of-time analysis with permeability and fracture-length correction curves generated from H. Cinco-Ley et al.'s solution to flow equations for finite-conductivity fractures. The method is applicable to low-permeability reservoirs where conventional methods of analysis are difficult to apply.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rahlm, Z., & Lee, W. J.

complete list of authors

  • Rahlm, Z||Lee, WJ

publication date

  • December 1989