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Hurdles and Hazards in Well Test Analysis

November 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Well Test Analysis (or Pressure Transient Analysis, PTA) is one of a Reservoir Engineer’s fundamental tools. Every RE is expected to understand and apply it. Yet scratch the surface and the understanding often proves to be patchy and the application faulty. So PTA often ends up being farmed out to a small group of in-house SMEs or external consultants, leaving REs disconnected from one of the fundamental inputs to their models – which exacerbates the problem.

What hurdles need to be cleared in order to gain the necessary understanding?  What common misunderstandings are preventing REs from plying their trade in the PTA domain? This talk will seek to address some common misapprehensions – and will also highlight some of the hazards that greet the unwary engineer exploring this world, and how to recognize and overcome them.

Speaker: Nick Last

Nick has been working with WT data since the 1980s, when he trained under some of the pioneers of modern well test analysis in Flopetrol (Schlumberger Testing). After 11 years with Schlumberger, he became a consultant: planning, supervising and analyzing well tests all around Asia and Australasia. He has worked with data from every kind of conventional play, and has advised Major Operators, small-cap and private companies, consultancies and service companies. He is now seeking to put himself out of a job by ensuring that any RE can quickly become a capable well test analyst.



November 22, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Abbas Khaksar
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Old Perth Boys School (Curtin University Perth CBD)
139 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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