Well Test Analysis Workshop

Course Overview
This three day course will provide participants with a comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge of well test analysis techniques.   Emphasis will be placed on the practical aspects of well testing and several class examples will be offered; a scientific hand calculator will be required.

Further, the use of the analysis results as a reservoir management tool to make decisions related to reservoir development and well completion will be illustrated through actual case studies throughout the workshop. Recent developments in testing of Multi-stage Frac of Horizontal Wells (MFHW) and Mini fracing (DFIT) are now included. Also, to offer hands-on experience, attendees are encouraged to bring interesting well test data for analysis and discussion in the class, using commercial software.  A detailed course hand-out, which is an excellent reference, will be provided. 

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
Date: TBA
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Review of the Flow Equations Including the Diffusivity and Darcy Equation
  • Buildup Analysis: Principle of Superposition, Horner Plot, Average Reservoir Pressure
  • Reservoir Boundaries and Channel Analysis
  • Wellbore Skin Factor and Partial Penetration
  • Wellbore Storage and the Use of Type Curves Pressure Derivative
  • Draw-Down Testing and Reservoir Limit Testing
  • Hydraulically and Naturally Fractured Wells
  • Well Test Objectives
  • Data Quality (Pressure, Production and Fluids)
  • Well Test Interpretations
  • Gas Well Testing
  • Water Injectivity Tests
  • Well Test Design and Planning
  • Horizontal Well Test

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Saad Ibrahim has over 35 years of diversified experience in the Petroleum Industry in Western Canada and internationally, including projects in Libya, Yemen, Iran, Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Columbia, and Argentina, with special expertise in reservoir engineering/management with emphasis on field development planning, evaluation of depletion strategies and production optimization of a wide spectrum of oil and gas fields. Other interests include well test planning and analysis using state of the art commercially-available software; the implementation of secondary and tertiary recovery schemes; and technical and economic evaluations of oil and gas properties for acquisition and divestiture ventures. For the past 25 years, Mr. Ibrahim has been a worldwide recognized instructor covering a wide range of petroleum engineering topics. He graduated from the University of Alexandria (Egypt) with B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1973, and obtained a post-graduate diploma from the University of Calgary in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in 1983. Saad is a member of the APEGA, and the SPE.

Training Venue

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).

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October 4, 2013, Engineer, Calgary
Great Course
September 23, 2013, Completions Specialist, Calgary
Excellent course with information you can walk out the door and start utilizing immediately.
September 23, 2013, Production Engineer, Calgary