A New Technique for Analyzing Buildup Tests From Hydraulically Fractured Wells Academic Article uri icon


  • Summary 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 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.

published proceedings

  • SPE Formation Evaluation

author list (cited authors)

  • Rahim, Z., & Lee, W. J.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Rahim, Zillur||Lee, W John

publication date

  • December 1989