IDENTIFY WELL-BORE STORAGE EFFECTS


The next step in validating test data is identification of well-bore storage effects. Well-bore storage is ALWAYS the first effect in the data being analysed. This is true because there is always a well-bore!

From PIE, select the PLOTS pull-down menu and then select the DERIVATIVE plot option. Choose one of the following cases that is closest to what your data looks like:

  1. A nice unit-slope and a derivative "hump"...
    (the arrow points to the unit-slope)


  2. A smooth curve and no "hump" present...


  3. No initial upward slope of any sort...


  4. Storage decreases with time (width of "hump" is less than 1 log-cycle)...


  5. Starts off steeper than a unit slope...
unit slope no unit slope no unit wbs variable wbs steeper than unit