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Pressure Transient Analysis Using Saphir

Pressure Transient Analysis Using Saphir

Pressure Transient Analysis Using Saphir


Content Structure of Pressure Transient Analysis Using Saphir

  • The abstract contains the research problem, the objectives, methodology, results, and recommendations
  • Chapter one of this thesis or project materials contains the background to the study, the research problem, the research questions, research objectives, research hypotheses, significance of the study, the scope of the study, organization of the study, and the operational definition of terms.
  • Chapter two contains relevant literature on the issue under investigation. The chapter is divided into five parts which are the conceptual review, theoretical review, empirical review, conceptual framework, and gaps in research
  • Chapter three contains the research design, study area, population, sample size and sampling technique, validity, reliability, source of data, operationalization of variables, research models, and data analysis method
  • Chapter four contains the data analysis and the discussion of the findings
  • Chapter five contains the summary of findings, conclusions, recommendations, contributions to knowledge, and recommendations for further studies.
  • References: The references are in APA
  • Questionnaire


Abstract of Pressure Transient Analysis Using Saphir

Monitoring and maintenance is a continuous process in the various phases of a well’s life. One of the essential part of monitoring is well testing. Just as a regular medical checkup is advised for humans so is well testing advised for a target formation. Well testing provides a means of obtaining information about the well and the reservoir as well as diagnosing a problem if any is present. The objective for a well test determines the type and design to be carried out. In this study, build-up test was the main focus. Obtaining relevant data in order to characterize a reservoir and determine initial pressure is a major objective of a build-up test. The results required from the tests cannot be directly obtained from the well test data. Hence, the importance of analysis. There are various methods used to analyze well test data such as manual plotting, excel analysis and software analysis. In this study, a build-up test data was obtain from an XYZ field for two dual string  oil producing wells (4 wells) and was analyzed using a tool called Saphir.  The result from tool showed the properties of the reservoir required for characterization i.e. pressure, permeability and boundary conditions. It was seen that one well has undergone a successful stimulation and the other three damaged with one of them severely damaged. The highly damaged well was recommended for stimulation and the rest was recommended to have future plans for stimulation. Further studies were made to ascertain the effect of stimulation on the damaged wells and significant gain in barrels produced were observed. Well property such as bottom-hole flowing pressure was calculated using the results obtained from the analysis.

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