Dynamic Well Testing in Petroleum Exploration and Development


  • HuiNong Zhuang, Langfang Branch of Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, CNPC

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


Book information

  • 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

Table of Contents

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