Well Testing Operations, Interpretation and Design

HOT Engineering
Course summary
4 days
3,150 - 3,200 EUR excl. VAT
Russian, English
Atyrau, Vienna
Next available date: 06/07/2020 - Vienna
Open / Scheduled

Well Testing Operations, Interpretation and Design

Well Testing Operations, Interpretation and Design

This course provides structured information about testing methods, data acquisition and related downhole tools and surface equipment used in the hazardous business of well testing. It includes a comprehensive overview of the technology application, details of the hardware with its benefits and limitations, all important operational aspects of oil and gas well testing plus safety procedures and recommended practices. A dedicated module covers the theory and practice of well test analysis and interpretation as well as test design.

How we build your confidence

  • A comprehensive overview of practical well testing operations
  • Typical offshore and onshore equipment set-up with stress on safety precautions
  • Significant time is spent on test design and prediction runs
  • Step-by-step introduction in well test analysis and methodology helps understand the functionality of specialised interpretation software
  • Demonstration of commercial software for well test interpretation with numerous examples

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • A geologist, petrophysicist, reservoir engineer, supervisor or manager involved in formation evaluation, reserve estimation and general reservoir engineering
  • Directly involved in well test operations
  • Dealing with service companies offering well testing
  • A professional with basic reservoir engineering knowledge

Previous experience in well testing is not required.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of the course you will feel confident to:

  • Select appropriate test equipment for a given well testing task
  • Review the testing procedures and evaluate operations safety
  • Understand the theory and practical application of well test analysis
  • Use commercial software for well test interpretation
  • Design a well test

Training Course Content

  • Reasons for well testing

  • Methodology of well testing
    - Initial perturbation
    - Constant pressure vs. constant rate condition
    - How to deal with wellbore storage
    - Types of well test sequences

  • Downhole hardware options - how the well test data is gathered
    - Testing while drilling
    - Testing after completion of drilling
    - Traditional versus wireline formation testing

  • Surface testing equipment
    - Onshore and offshore testing operations
    - Pressure gauges
    - Gas, oil and water flow measurement
    - Sub-sea equipment

  • Test design

  • Well testing operations
    - Equipment checks
    - Well control
    - Perforating
    - Fluids behaviour and sampling operations
    - Stimulation in well testing

  • Safety in well testing operations

  • Job responsibilities

  • Interpretation approach
    - Superposition concept
    - Diagnosing near wellbore conditions, reservoir behaviour and boundaries
    - Deconvolution
    - Dealing with limited reservoirs
    - Predicting the well behaviour


The course fee includes tuition, course material, refreshments and lunch per session day and a 100 EURO non-refundable registration fee. Course fees do NOT include accommodation or living costs. Applicable taxes will be added. 

The course is held at a top quality hotel with excellent meeting facilities.

Provider: HOT Engineering

HOTEngineering - Oil & Gas Courses, Reservoir Solutions & Quality Assurance

The HOT Energy Group - A Multidisciplinary Consultancy with Global Activities

The HOT Energy Group (HOT) is a technology driven, multidisciplinary and independent organisation serving the oil & gas industry in its pursuit of recovery and field operations optimisation. With more than three decades of specialist experience in the subsurface domain,...

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