New technology improves portable well testing units

The availability of 0-100% water-cut measurement devices and accurate flow measurement meters has improved the results of portable well testing units in the Kern River field in California.Two portable well testing trailers were built and their performances over the last 2 years were compared with conventional automatic well-testing measurements. The gauge factor of 2.37% obtained in this comparison is an acceptable performance for the portable units.Well testingProper evaluation of a large producing field with numerous wells requires accurate and frequent well tests. These tests allow an operator to optimize a field's performance by shutting-in wells, working them over, or stimulating...

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