Effects of permeability anisotropy and layering on well test interpretation Academic Article uri icon


  • Permeability anisotropy and layering, though not directly related have analogous effects on well test interpretation. Both provide pressure responses that may be virtually indistinguishable from those of homogeneous, isotropic, single-layer systems. Both have pressure responses that are easily predicted if the reservoir description is known. Further, both require additional measurements or information beyond that normally gathered for a pressure transient test to identify and characterize the anisotropy of layer properties.

author list (cited authors)

  • Spivey, J. P., Aly, A. M., & Lee, W. J.

complete list of authors

  • Spivey, JP||Aly, AM||Lee, WJ

publication date

  • February 1998