Procedure optimizes well test frequency

Based on a presentation to the ASME- Engineering Technology Conference on Energy, Houston, Feb. 4-6, 2002.Determining the optimum well testing interval, with the model discussed in this article, can balance the cost of performing periodic well tests with the benefits of finding well problems that may reduce production.A major premise in formulating the model is that for developed fields, one can improve production by limiting the amount of deferred production. Click here to enlarge imageWell test data from three Permian basin and four Gulf of Mexico wells (Table 1) show the relationship between testing frequency, well test quality, and accuracy. Potential savings can be realized by deter...

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