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Practical Professional Career Training
for the Oil & Gas Industry

Well Test Analysis Workshop

Course Overview
The four-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 - a number of relevant examples will be presented. The use of analysis results to assist in decision making related to reservoir development and well completion will be illustrated through real-life case histories. Attendees are encouraged to bring well tests used in recent projects for discussion.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
20-Oct-14 Houston (4 days) $ 3,295 USD
More than 5 seats available
Average participant rating 5 out of 5 stars
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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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Instructor

Saad Ibrahim has over 30 years of diversified experience in the Petroleum Industry in Western Canada and internationally, including projects in Libya, Yemen, Kazakstan, Venezuela and Argentina, with special expertise in reservoir engineering 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. 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 APEGGA, SPE and CIM.

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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).

Participant Evaluations
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Which sections of the course were covered and delivered well?
September 24, 2012, RESDEV, Calgary
the reasoning behind well testing and there validity.
September 24, 2012, Well Asset Analyst, Calgary
Most sections were delivered well so that you could understand things in order of the history and occurance.
September 25, 2012, Manager, Calgary
Both theory and pratical sections were covered and deliverd well.
October 14, 2011, Engineer, Houston
Most
October 15, 2011, Engineer, Houston
ALL
October 17, 2011, Senior Reservoir Engineer, Houston
all of them, although he went over the 2nd and 3rd day a little too fast.
October 26, 2011, DCS South Team Lead Production Engineering, Houston
The instructor did a very good job covering the fundanmentals of well testing and then on to different types of well testing applications and to finish with examples. Very well done.
September 29, 2011, Researcher, Calgary
All sections were delivered well with the appropiate emphasis based on the discretion of the instructor.
September 29, 2011, Reservoir Engineer, Calgary
Provide many well test examples by using from real data from the industry. Focus on things/matrials that the class needed to know.
September 30, 2011, Well Testing Technologist, Calgary
Really enjoyed the in class work assignments.
October 5, 2011, Field Engineer, Calgary
All of them!
October 14, 2011, Consultant, Calgary
All sections were great. Quite eye opening.
November 4, 2011, Supervisor, Reporting, Calgary
The initial sections of the course were fairly well covered and assisted in the creation of a foundation to start building on with regards to various equations and calculations. Of the sections that were covered, there were areas that were fairly well explained though not in their entirety. The additional articles that the instructor provided as supplemental reading were also excellent and assisted with providing further detail/information.
March 12, 2011, Reservoir Engineer, Houston
Great delivery on the material
March 12, 2011, Production Engineer, Houston
All sections of the course were touched on given the time constraint and the variety of interests represented by the students. For my own interest and need, the shale gas related subject matter was covered well and left me with the incentive to research for direct application.
March 15, 2011, Production Engineer, Houston
All
March 18, 2011, Completions Engineer, Houston
Some of the charts are not easy to read on tha handouts. A CD accompanying the folder would have made it easier to read ther material.
March 2, 2011, Formation Evaluation Specialist, Calgary
N/A
March 3, 2011, Reservior Engineer EIT, Calgary
All sections were delivered well.
March 9, 2011, Production Engineer, Calgary
Presenter was excellent. Good working knowledge/practical experience.
March 14, 2011, Reservoir Engineer, Calgary
I liked that there was a mix between theory and real-world applications. Saad did a good job of relating the fact of what we would need to know behind the computer programs, but didn't delve into too much detail for what the program does for us.
September 30, 2010, Frac Engineer, Calgary
The main topics were highlighted and well discussed. (Background theory, flow and build up testing and draw down testing, and practical application) There was a lot of material to try and cover over three days. The important details for a short course where highlighted.
October 6, 2010, Reservoir Engineer, Calgary
Practical aspect of well testing
October 6, 2010, Production Engineer, Calgary
I thought that some of the in class exercises were quite useful.
July 8, 2010, Technical Director, London
Most of it, particularly the first day on the fundamentals. The instructor was excellent throughout. The smallness of the screen and the poor quality of the manual detracted significantly from the overall quality of the course.
July 8, 2010, resevoir engineer, London
All
July 9, 2010, Completion Engineer, London
I felt that all sections were delivered well.
July 14, 2010, Sr. reservoir engineer, London
All section. We had a very good instructor who was good at explaining and really knew his subject well
July 21, 2010, Well Test Engineer, London
90%
Which sections of this course could be improved (and how), deleted, or expanded?
September 24, 2012, RESDEV, Calgary
More examples of reviewing well tests would of been an assest.
September 24, 2012, Well Asset Analyst, Calgary
I don't think it was entirely nessesary to explain each version of the calculations. Providing a brief history of where each thing came from would be helpful but it is no use to us having the history of each calculation when they are no longer used. I thought the time could have been better utilized with well testing examples and problems. I like that our notes contain the calculations but I don't like that they dont indicate which calculation is the final version used for each determination. Should have been more focus on the government requirements. Should have been more focus on fluid analysis.
September 25, 2012, Manager, Calgary
I would like to see more real cases to be analized in the class.
October 1, 2012, Engineer, Calgary
Too much theory and not enough practical exercises
October 15, 2011, Engineer, Houston
None
October 17, 2011, Senior Reservoir Engineer, Houston
see 6.
October 26, 2011, DCS South Team Lead Production Engineering, Houston
More examples on fracturing.
September 29, 2011, Researcher, Calgary
Perhaps, a few more hands on problems and also, a few more real life examples and stories.
September 30, 2011, Well Testing Technologist, Calgary
He could delete his personal examples because if you have taken a course with him before you have heard his examples. Plus at times they were too long so it felt like the class dragged on.
October 5, 2011, Field Engineer, Calgary
I would have liked to do a few more examples of buildup analysis using the software... but I guess you can't do everything in just three days!
October 14, 2011, Consultant, Calgary
More excercises at the first day.
November 4, 2011, Supervisor, Reporting, Calgary
This question can not be completely answered as several sections of the course were not covered (using the course material as a guide). The theoretical side was explained fairly well though overall, course participants should most likely also have access to the software used for welltest analysis. Many topics were quickly covered without a significant amount of detail and as previously mentioned, several topics never were discussed. Although further discussion was regularily promised it was rarely followed thru with. With this having been said, it is unfortunate that one can not provide any further or detailed feedback regarding this. During one conversation with the instructor though, he did mention that he was contemplating extended the course duration from 3 days to 4 days. With the amount of material to be covered, I felt that this was an excellent idea. Because of the amount of course material to be covered, this would allow the instuctor to cover all of the topics much more thoroughly and at a pace that correlated with the various course participants.
March 12, 2011, Reservoir Engineer, Houston
I would have liked to go through examples myself during the class, using the software. You don't really know how much you learned until you're working actual projects
March 12, 2011, Production Engineer, Houston
See comment above - the discussion relative to production history and well evaluation could have received more review, but, of course, this is relative with my own needs and not the entire class . . .
March 15, 2011, Production Engineer, Houston
NA
March 18, 2011, Completions Engineer, Houston
Allow for some hand plotting OR provide access to the Well Test program (Saphir) so we could get a better feel for managing the data
March 2, 2011, Formation Evaluation Specialist, Calgary
N/A
March 3, 2011, Reservior Engineer EIT, Calgary
I would have liked to have seen more discussion of unconventional/tight Hz well testing.
September 30, 2010, Frac Engineer, Calgary
I think hands on calculations are important to understanding the concepts, there was a bit of this, but there can always be more.....however then you will probably need a week long course.
October 6, 2010, Production Engineer, Calgary
Some of the slides were vague. It would have been nice to get a small book or something with the course summarizing all the theory, formulas and graphs that we learned during the course.
July 8, 2010, Technical Director, London
The course manual is very disappointing. It appears to be just a collection of slides with very little linking text. It will be very difficult to use and to refresh my understanding of the course later. The manual is poorly laid out, with no table of contents, the sub-section tabs are not labelled, and it is very difficult to find information on particular aspects. On the upside the reproduction is generally very good. This affects my overall evaluation of the course. The instructor was excellent, but the manual is so poor I would have to say that I would not recommend the course to a colleague.
July 8, 2010, resevoir engineer, London
All the topics that i wanted to fresh up my knowledge about are covered.
July 9, 2010, Completion Engineer, London
The only thing i would suggest is to include a summary of diffusivity equation direvation for each resrvoir geometry.
July 21, 2010, Well Test Engineer, London
Additional Comment : It will be good to have a workshop as second part only with practical cases using the commercial software.