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Well Test Analysis for Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects

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Chi U. Ikoku

Petroleum Engineering Department, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla. 74104

J. Energy Resour. Technol 104(2), 142-148 (Jun 01, 1982) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3230391 History: Received January 21, 1980; Revised December 03, 1981; Online October 22, 2009

Abstract

Recent studies on the transient flow of non-Newtonian fluid in porous media have proposed new well test analysis techniques for non-Newtonian injection wells. This paper extends these new techniques to non-Newtonian injection well falloff testing. The practical use of this well test analysis method is demonstrated. The limitations of the techniques are also addressed. Exmaples of field data are used to demonstrate how this analysis can aid in well test interpretation and provide data and insight for the design and operation of enhanced oil recovery projects.

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