Analysis of Slug Test Data From Hydraulically Fractured Coalbed Methane Wells Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper presents new type curves for analyzing slug tests in hydraulically fractured coal seams. The type curves were developed using a finite-conductivity, vertical fracture model and are presented in terms of three parameters -- dimensionless wellbore storage coefficient, dimensionless fracture conductivity, and fracture-face skin. With these new curves, we may estimate the hydraulic fracture half-length, the formation permeability, and the fracture conductivity. We also present a procedure for using the new curves and illustrate the procedure with an example.

name of conference

  • SPE Gas Technology Symposium

published proceedings

  • SPE Gas Technology Symposium

author list (cited authors)

  • Rushing, J. A., Blasingame, T. A., Poe, B. D., Brimhall, R. M., & Lee, W. J.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Rushing, JA||Blasingame, TA||Poe, BD||Brimhall, RM||Lee, WJ

publication date

  • January 1991