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Dynamic Well Testing in Petroleum Exploration and Development

Data accumulation, analysis, and interpretation technology are critical in hydrocarbon exploration and extraction to maximize petroleum recovery and development. Dynamic Well Testing in Petroleum Exploration and Development presents modern petroleum exploration and well testing interpretation methods, emphasizing their application and development under special geological and development conditions in oil and gas fields. More than 100 case studies and 250 illustrations-many in full color-aid in the retention of key concepts. Extensive analysis of pressure data acquired from well testing through advanced interpretation software can be tailored to specific reservoir environments. This timely, state-of-the-art reference will be of particular interest to petroleum geoscientists and engineers working for oil and gas companies worldwide.


Primary: Exploration geologists and reservoir engineers. Secondary: Instructors and students in the geosciences and petroleum engineering

Hardbound, 728 Pages

Published: January 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-397161-6


  • "After Zhuang graduated with an aeronautical engineering degree in 1962, he was assigned to China's Daqing oil field, where, by necessity, he used unconventional approaches to find and assess oil and gas wells. These have evolved into some of the most useful and accurate techniques for exploration and development over the following four decades."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013


  • CHAPTER I Introduction
    CHAPTER II Basic Concepts and Gas Flow Equations
    CHAPTER III Gas Well Deliverability Tests and Field Examples
    CHAPTER IV Analyzing Gas Reservoir Characterristics with Pressure Gradient Method
    CHAPTER V Gas Reservoir Dynamic Models and Well Test
    CHAPTER VI Interference Test and Pulse Test
    CHAPTER VII Coalbed Methane Well Test Analysis
    CHAPTER VIII Production Test in Gas Field And Dynamic Description Of Gas Reservoir
    CHAPTER IX Well Test Design
    APPENDIX 1 Nomenclature (with China Statutory Units)
    APPENDIX 2 Common used units in different unit systems
    APPENDIX 3 Unit Conversion from Under China Statutory Unit System (CSU) to Under Other Unit Systems
    APPENDIX 4 Formulae Commonly Used in Well Test under China Statutory Unit System (CSU)
    APPENDIX 5 Conversion methods of coefficients in a formula from under a unit system to under another one


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