PETROENG 3007 - Well Testing & Pressure Transient Analysis
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016
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General Course Information
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 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y 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 Coordinator: Dr Abbas Zeinijahromi
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
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
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Required ResourcesNot Applicable
Recommended ResourcesPressure Transient Testing’ by John Lee, John Rollins, John Spivey, SPE 2003
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures supported by problem-solving tutorials developing material covered in lectures
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
Learning Activities SummaryOverview 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
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Assessment SummaryAssignments: 30%
Midterm Exam: 20%
Final Exam: 50%
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