Oil Well Testing Handbook

1st Edition

Authors: Amanat Chaudhry
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750677066
eBook ISBN: 9780080479798
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 19th December 2003
Page Count: 525
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This is a valuable addition to any reservoir engineer's library, containing the basics of well testing methods as well as all of the latest developments in the field. Not only are "evergreen" subjects, such as layered reservoirs, naturally fractured reservoirs, and wellbore effects, covered in depth, but newer developments, such as well testing for horizontal wells, are covered in full chapters.

Key Features

*Covers real-life examples and cases

*The most up-to-date information on oil well testing available

*The perfect reference for the engineer or textbook for the petroleum engineering student


Drilling Engineers, Petroleum Engineers, Reservoir Engineers, Wellsite Engineers, Geologists, Geophysicists, and Technical Managers. Also: Students and professors in petroleum engineering departments.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1.1 Role of Oil Well Tests and Information in Petroleum Industry 1.2 History of Oil Well Testing 1.3 Uses of Oil Well Tests 1.4 Oil Well Data Acquisition, Analysis and Management Efficient Oil Well Test Analysis Programs 1.5 Selecting Oil Wells for Optimum Stimulation Treatment 1.6 Reservoir System Characterization Process Most Common Oil Well Test Interpretation Methods 1.7 Scopes and Objective 1.8 Orginization 1.9 Units Systems and Conversions References for Additional Reading

CHAPTER 2 Fundamentals of Reservoir Oil Flow Analysis 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Basic Fluid Flow Equations in Oil Reservoir Steady-State Flow Equations and Their Practical Applications Ideal Steady-State Flow Equations - Radial Flow Pseudo-Steady-State Flow Equations Flow Equations for Different Flow Regimes Time to Reach Pseudo-Steady State Unsteady-State (Transient) Flow Equations Radial Diffusivity Equation Various Dimensional Flow Geometry 2.3 Dimensionless Form of Flow Equations, Groups and Variables 2.4 Analytical Solutions of Fluid Flow Equations Bounded (Finite) Cylindrical Reservoir Infinite-Acting Reservoir With Line Source Well Pseudo-Steady State Flow Wellbore Storage Effects and Solutions Flow Analysis in Generalized Reservoir Geometry Wellbore Damage Analysis and Stimulation Time and Radius of Investigation Equations 2.5 Application of Superposition Techniques Effects of More Than One Well Rate Change Effects Pr


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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