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Petroleum Reservoir Engineering Practice by Nnaemeka Ezekwe

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Chapter 14. Well Test Analysis: Deconvolution Concepts

14.1 Introduction

In the preceding chapters on well test analysis, applications of conventional methods on the analyses of well test data were presented. These conventional methods include straightline methods discussed in Chapter 11 and the application of type curves discussed in Chapter 12. In Chapter 13, analysis of well test data from hydraulically fractured wells and naturally fractured reservoirs using both straightline methods and type curves were presented. In this chapter, deconvolution is introduced as another tool which can be used in the analysis of well test data. It is important to note that deconvolution is not a new interpretation method or a replacement for conventional ...

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