PETROENG 7038 - Well Testing and Pressure Transient Analysis

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2019

The course first introduces the purpose of well testing and the basic methodology. The theory and fundamental equations, as well as various understanding analytical solutions are covered before introducing specific analysis techniques for homogeneous oil and gas reservoirs. Non-homogeneous situations and more advanced topics are also covered. Assumptions made in deriving equations and solutions and models used in test interpretation are stressed. Operational aspects are covered in terms of test design and use of specialised testing equipment. The course covers well test objectives and concepts; fluid flow equations and fundamental solutions; classical methods for drawdown and build-up analysis, bounded reservoirs, gas well testing, dual-porosity, hydraulic fractures, interference and pulse testing, test design. Overview of practical methods, some field examples and browsing the commercial software will introduce students into practice of well testing and pressure transient analysis.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PETROENG 7038
    Course Well Testing and Pressure Transient Analysis
    Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Intensive short course of lectures, seminars
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge Relevant industry experience in Reservoir Engineering or courses equivalent to PETROENG 7059, MATHS 1012, MATHS 2201, MATHS 2104, PHYSICS 1100, PETROENG 2009, MECH ENG 2021, PETROENG 3025, COMP SCI 1201.
    Course Description The course first introduces the purpose of well testing and the basic methodology. The theory and fundamental equations, as well as various understanding analytical solutions are covered before introducing specific analysis techniques for homogeneous oil and gas reservoirs. Non-homogeneous situations and more advanced topics are also covered. Assumptions made in deriving equations and solutions and models used in test interpretation are stressed. Operational aspects are covered in terms of test design and use of specialised testing equipment. The course covers well test objectives and concepts; fluid flow equations and fundamental solutions; classical methods for drawdown and build-up analysis, bounded reservoirs, gas well testing, dual-porosity, hydraulic fractures, interference and pulse testing, test design.

    Overview of practical methods, some field examples and browsing the commercial software will introduce students into practice of well testing and pressure transient analysis.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Abbas Zeinijahromi

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Students will learn various techniques of pressure transient analysis, part of the reservoir engineering discipline. The course will be based on a mathematical foundation of partial differential equations.
    2 Students will use real field data and will gain the understanding of how such data is obtained in the field, including accuracy and limitations.
    3 Students will have tutorials and class exercises where they will work by themselves and in groups.
    4 There will be group discussions and students may have to present their results. The benefit of interdisciplinary team work at the work place is stressed.
    5 Students will learn about well test design and the modern hardware used in the field.
    6 A number of technical papers will be handed out involving case histories and students will get an appreciation that the learning process never stops.
    7 Some of the case histories will point out risks involved in well testing and how best engineering practice will minimise such risks.
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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Text Book is optional (limited numbers may be available from the School office – ground floor):

    Horne, Roland: Well Test Analysis: A Computer Aided Approach
     
    Comprehensive class notes will be handed out, as well as a number of teaching aids related to computer exercises.
    Recommended Resources
    A number of technical papers will be handed out for further reading.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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    Course Grading

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    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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