Formation Evaluation - PTRL3023

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Petroleum Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:


CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Unit A - Well Log Analysis: Lithology plots. Saturation, irreducible saturation and permeability studies from well logs. Shaly sand analysis. Complex reservoir analysis. Wireline Formation Testing. Integration of core, log, well test and seismic data evaluation. Cementing quality monitoring. Gun perforating. Production Monitoring. Practical work with logs from an Australian oil/gas field. This Unit will prepare students for the petrophysical component of course PTRL4010.
Unit B - Well Testing: Theory of transient well testing. Principle of superposition. Drawdown and buildup tests. Actual and ideal buildup tests. Effects and duration of afterflow. Horner's approximation. Use of pseudo-pressure in gas well testing. Constant bottomhole pressure tests. Practical aspects of design and performance of field tests. Analysis of transient pressure data, effects of boundaries, reservoir heterogeneity, multiphase flow. Study of production, DST and formation interval tests. Pulse testing and multiwell tests. Computer assisted well test analysis techniques.
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