01. Introduction to Well Testing

01. Introduction to Well Testing

1 General

Successful production testing of exploration wells requires the choice of appropriate test string design, equipment and facilities, and strict adherence to safety measures. An integrated planning approach must involve production technology, reservoir engineering, production operations and drilling engineering. Setting clear test objectives which are fully understood by company and contractor personnel is essential.

There is currently renewed interest in the drilling of deep, high temperature and high pressure wells. During a test of this nature, surface pressures may approach 15,000 psi and temperatures of 300°F may . . .

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