PETROENG 3007 - Well Testing & Pressure Transient Analysis

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014

Well test objectives and concepts; fluid flow equation and fundamental solution; classical methods: drawdown and buildup analyses, bounded reservoirs; gas well testing; type curves and derivatives; complex systems: multi-layer, dual-porosity, hydraulic fractures; interference and pulse testing; drill-stem testing; test design, equipment and operations

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PETROENG 3007
    Course Well Testing & Pressure Transient Analysis
    Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Assumed Knowledge PETROENG 1005, PETROENG 1006, PETROENG 2010, PETROENG 2009
    Course Description Well test objectives and concepts; fluid flow equation and fundamental solution; classical methods: drawdown and buildup analyses, bounded reservoirs; gas well testing; type curves and derivatives; complex systems: multi-layer, dual-porosity, hydraulic fractures; interference and pulse testing; drill-stem testing; test design, equipment and operations
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Manouchehr Haghighi

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Derivation and solution of unsteady diffusivity equation in order to understand pressure transient analysis and well test concepts
    2 Obtaining the ability of interpretation of different well test data using classical and type curve methods
    3 Team work practicing real well test data
    4 Group practicing of some examples of well test problems in class
    5 Introduction to application of software in well test interpretation
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Not Applicable
    Recommended Resources
    Pressure Transient Testing’ by John Lee, John Rollins, John Spivey, SPE 2003
    Online Learning
    All lecture PowerPoint presentations and assignments will be provided through MyUni
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Lectures supported by problem-solving tutorials developing material covered in lectures
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
    Lectures 2 hours/week
    Tutorials 2 hours/week
    Homework assignments 4 hours/week
    Learning Activities Summary
    Overview and Introduction: Week 1
    · Types of reservoir and well situations
    · Types of Tests
    · Fundamental concepts

    Fluid Flow in Porous Media: Week 1-3
    · Derivation of diffusivity equations
    · Solutions to the diffusivity equations
    · Radius of investigation
    · Wellbore storage and skin
    · Principle of superposition

    Pressure Build-up Tests: Week 3-5
    · Ideal and actual build-up tests for oil well (Horner method)
    · Qualitative behaviour of field tests
    · Effects and duration of after-flow
    · Reservoir limit tests
    · Analysis for gas well build-up tests
    · Modification for multiphase flow

    Well Flow Tests: Week 5-6
    · Pressure drawdown tests for oil well
    · Multi-rate tests

    Well Tests Using Type Curves: Week 7-8
    · Fundamental of type curves
    · Ramey’s type curves

    Midterm Exam Week 8

    Gas Well Test Analysis: Week 9-10
    · Basic theory of gas flow
    · Flow-after-flow tests
    · Isochronal tests
    · Modified isochronal tests

    Unusual Well Situations: Week 10
    · Stimulated wells
    · Horizontal wells

    Advanced Well Testing Methods: Week 11
    · Interference testing
    · Pulse testing

    Well tests in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs: Week 11-12
    · Naturally fractured reservoir models
    · Pseudo-steady-state matrix flow model
    · Transient matrix flow model

    Well Test Design: Week 12
    · Time-rate schedule
    · Pressure gauges
    · Test string
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Homework Assignments and in-class assignments: 20%
    Midterm Exam: 30%
    Final Exam: 50%
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Compulsory attendance at tutorials is required.

    There will be in-term test that will count towards the final assessment.

    Alternative test dates for students who cannot be present on the date of the test on medical and compassionate grounds can be requested through the Course Coordinator.
    Assessment Detail
    Midterm Exam covers materials taught up to week 7.
    Final exam is comprehensive and covers all materials in the course.
    Submission
    Submission of Work for Assessment
    Practical and field class exercises should be submitted in hardcopy with a completed copy of the assessment coversheet that is available from the school office. This should be signed to indicate you have read the above university policy statement on plagiarism, collusion and related forms of cheating.

    Extensions for Assessment Tasks
    Extensions of deadlines for assessment tasks may be allowed for reasonable causes. Such situations would include compassionate and medical grounds of the severity that would justify the awarding of a supplementary examination. Evidence for the grounds must be provided when an extension is requested. Students are required to apply for an extension to the Course Co-ordinator before the assessment task is due. Extensions will not be provided on the grounds of poor prioritising of time.

    Penalty for Late Submission of Assessment Tasks
    Assessment tasks must be submitted by the stated deadlines. There will be a penalty for late submission of assessment tasks. The submitted work will be marked ‘without prejudice’ and 10% of the obtained mark will be deducted for each working day (or part of a day) that an assessment task is late, up to a maximum penalty of 50% of the mark attained. An examiner may elect not to accept any assessment task that a student wants to submit after that task has been marked and feedback provided to the rest of the class.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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    Provision of Feedback to Students
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