Properties of Homogeneous Reservoirs, Naturally Fractured Reservoirs, and Hydraulically Fractured Reservoirs From Decline Curve Analysis Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper proposes analysis techniques for post-transient flow at constant bottomhole pressure. Rate-time decline curves approximate this flow regime. Reservoir characteristics for homogeneous reservoirs, vertically-fractured reservoirs, and naturally-fractured reservoirs can be obtained using these techniques. These analysis techniques are based on the exponential, post-transient, constant-pressure radial flow solutions for each case. We show that theory predicts a linear relation between log (rate) and time for these curves. Thus, a straight line on a semi-log rate vs. time plot may be the line predicted by the analytical solution for that reservoir. If so, important formation characteristics can be estimated analytically.

name of conference

  • Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference

published proceedings

  • Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Blasingame, T. A., & Lee, W. J.

complete list of authors

  • Blasingame, TA||Lee, WJ

publication date

  • January 1, 1986 11:11 AM