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Modern Well Testing Summer Short Course (SUPRI-D)

Green Earth Sciences, Room 104

Modern Well Testing Shortcourse Overview

Instructor: Roland Horne

The Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University will conduct this short course in our facilities on campus. The course is intended as refresher or update classes to engineers and scientists in the oil industry. The classes may not be credited to a Stanford University degree. The courses will be held in Room 104 of the Green Earth Science Building on the Stanford University campus. Course fees include course materials, parking, lunch and refreshments. Attendees will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and expenses. The Department of Energy Resources Engineering will provide a list of local hotels and motels convenient to the campus. Preferential registration rates may be available to participants whose companies are members of the sponsoring consortium. Please contact the course administrator for details.

COURSE DATES: Course Fee: $2,000 Sponsoring project: SUPRI-D

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MODERN WELL TEST ANALYSIS This course will cover both the philosophy and the practice of well test analysis and design, in the context of modern, computer-aided approaches. The course will use a series of real well test examples. These examples include a wide variety of different kinds of tests from operating fields worldwide. Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on practice using computers during the course, and may also bring along data of their own for discussion or investigation.


Well test concepts: understanding the strengths and limitations of different kinds of tests. Graphical analysis of buildup and drawdown tests.
Computer-aided analysis: understanding matching methods. Test design.
Modern well tests: horizontal wells, layered reservoirs, multirate tests, fractured wells, gas wells.
New technology: an overview of recent new ideas in well testing -- artificial intelligence, neural networks, continuous reservoir monitoring, integration with reservoir description.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND This course is designed for petroleum engineers or geologists who are familiar with basic reservoir engineering concepts and have some experience in well testing and who wish to update their skills to the current level of technology. Energetic participants without prior experience in well testing would be able to benefit from the course as well.

INSTRUCTOR Roland N. Horne is the Thomas Davies Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford University, and was the Chairman of Petroleum Engineering from 1995 to 2006. He holds BE, PhD and DSc degrees from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, all in Engineering Science. Horne has been a Distinguished Lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and has been awarded the SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, the Lester C. Uren Award, and the John Franklin Carl Award. Horne is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and is also an SPE Honorary Member. He is the author of the book “Modern Well Test Analysis: A Computer-Aided Approach” (which will be used during this course)

REGISTRATIONThe deadline for registration is two weeks prior to the course date.



Should you have any questions, please email Lyrissa Roman or call 650.725.9835.