Gas Well Testing Handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750677059, 9780080523729

Gas Well Testing Handbook

1st Edition

Authors: Amanat Chaudhry
eBook ISBN: 9780080523729
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750677059
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 7th August 2003
Page Count: 864
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Gas Well Testing Handbook deals exclusively with theory and practice of gas well testing, pressure transient analysis techniques, and analytical methods required to interpret well behavior in a given reservoir and evaluate reservoir quality, simulation efforts, and forecast producing capacity. A highly practical edition, this book is written for graduate students, reservoir/simulation engineers, technologists, geologists, geophysicists, and technical managers. The author draws from his extensive experience in reservoir/simulation, well testing, PVT analysis basics, and production operations from around the world and provides the reader with a thorough understanding of gas well test analysis basics. The main emphasis is on practical field application, where over 100 field examples are resented to illustrate basic methods for analysis. Simple solutions to the diffusivity equation are discussed and their physical meanings examined. Each chapter focuses in how to use the information gained in well testing to make engineering and economic decisions, and an overview of the current research models and their equations are discussed in relation to gas wells, homogenous, heterogeneous, naturally and hydraulically fractured reservoirs.

Key Features

  • Handy, portable reference with thousands of equations and procedures
  • There is currently no other reference or handbook on the market that focuses only on gas well testing
  • Offers "one stop shopping" for the drilling and reservoir engineer on gas well testing issues


Graduate Students, Petroluem Engineers, Reservoir Engineers, Well-site Engineers, Technologists, Geologists, Geophysicists, and Technical Managers

Table of Contents

Application of Fluid Flow Equations to Gas Systems
Well Testing Techniques in Horizontal Gas Wells
Deliverability Testing and Well Production Potential Analysis Methods
Fundamentals of Draw Down Test Analysis Methods
Fundamentals of Pressure Building Analysis Methods
Predicting Future Deliverability Using Empirical Relationships
Application of Type Curve Matching Techniques
Pressure Derivative Methods of Analysis
Massive Hydraulic Fractured Well Behavior Analysis
Fractured Well Behavior Analysis Using Bilinear Flow Theory
Practical Application of Interference and Pulse Tests
Well Testing Terminology in Multilayered Resevoir Systems
Pressure Behavior Analysis in Heterogeneous Resevoir Systems
Gas Well Testing - Field Case Studies


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About the Author

Amanat Chaudhry

Amanat Chaudhry is President and Engineering Manager with Advanced Twpsom Petroleum Systems, Inc. in Houston, Texas. He founded Twpsom in 1995. The company is involved in the development of PC-based well simulation and management software support models and programs in reservoir and production engineering. He has more than 20 years of international and domestic experience in reservoir engineering reservoir simulation development and applications, well testing, water flooding, EOR techniques, reservoir studies and operations. Mr. Chaudhry formally worked as a Senior Reservoir Engineering Advisor an Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer of Pertamina, the state Owned Oil Company of Indonesia. He also worked as Senior Reservoir Engineer with Core Lab Inc. - now Western Atlas in Reservoir Simulation Application Group in Dallas. He has started his career in the oil industry with Reservoir PVT & EOR Lab Inc. (subsidiaries of Core Lab Inc.) in Houston, Texas, as a Research Associate. Her holds MS degrees in Petroleum Engineering and Chemical Engineering both from the University of Pittsburgh, PA.

Affiliations and Expertise

President & Engineering Manager, Advanced TWPSOM Petroleum Systems Inc., Houston, TX, USA