Well Test Design and Analysis

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An in-depth technical guide to well test design and analysis.

Petroleum engineers face the daily challenges of designing and testing wells in a multitude of conditions. Finding the right technical data guide for conducting these tasks can be daunting, and so renowned petroleum engineer George Stewart has written the comprehensive volume Well Test Design & Analysis, with unparalleled information on a variety of wellbore topics. From ascertaining accurate reservoir descriptions, to the intricacies of designing a horizontal well program, the author covers every topic in detail. Whether an industry veteran, or a new hire, Stewart's book offers invaluable guidance on all phases well-testing and analysis. The volume includes a CD with chapters 16-20 that offer unique technical insight.

Features & Benefits

  • How to employ the variable rate analysis test
  • Key components of a fracturing operation
  • Developing accurate fundamental well models
  • Transient testing for both oil and gas wells
  • Identifying reservoir parameters


  • Reservoir engineers
  • Petroleum engineers
  • Management
  • Energy lending and finance professionals
  • Anyone who seeks to understand how, or relies upon, energy markets
  • Students

About the Author

Dr. George Stewart is the technical director of Weatherford's e-production solutions division and Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, having served with the latter since its start-up in 1975 as senior lecturer, professor and head of department. He has over 27 years of experience in well test analysis, reservoir engineering, PVT and phase behavior, and gas condensate engineering. He has carried out many consultancy projects worldwide in these topics.

Dr. Stewart has also been a key part of EPS software development since 1983, in both well testing and production software. He has given numerous industry schools and seminars on well test analysis and reservoir engineering throughout the world and has authored many papers on the subject.

Dr. Stewart has a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Edinburgh University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Newcastle University.

Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.5x11 inches
Pages: 1544
Published: 2011
ISBN: 9781593702311

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