The Estimation of Aquifer Properties From Reservoir Performance in Water-Drive Fields

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A. T. Chatas

Mobil Oil Corporation, Dallas, Tex.

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 99(2), 345-352 (May 01, 1977) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3454540 History: Received June 28, 1976; Online October 25, 2010


The purpose of this paper is to indicate a method for estimating values of specified aquifer parameters from an investigation of the reservoir performance of an associated oilfield. To achieve this objective an analysis was made of the simultaneous solution of the material-balance and diffusivity equations, followed by an application of the method of least squares. Three analytical functions evolved, which in dimensionless form were numerically evaluated by computer and tabulated herein. Application of the proffered method requires the simultaneous solution of the three normal equations developed in the paper.

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