Analysis of Pressure Transient Tests in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs
Gamal Rezk M*
Gaza University, Cairo, Egypt
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- Gamal Rezk M
Assitant Professor, Gaza University
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Received Date: October 15, 2016; Accepted Date: October 19, 2016; Published Date: October 25, 2016
Citation: Gamal Rezk M (2016) Analysis of Pressure Transient Tests in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs. Oil Gas Res 2: 121. doi: 10.4172/2472-0518.1000121
Copyright: © 2016 Gamal Rezk M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Pressure transient tests in naturally fractured reservoirs often exhibit non-uniform responses. Different techniques can be used to analyze the pressure behavior in dual porosity reservoirs in an attempt to correctly characterize reservoir properties. In this paper, the pressure transient tests in naturally fractured reservoirs were analyzed using conventional semi-log analysis, type curve matching (using commercial software) and Tiab’s direct synthesis (TDS) technique. In addition, the TDS method was applied in case of a naturally fractured formation with a vertical hydraulic fracture. These techniques were applied to a single layer naturally fractured reservoir under pseudosteady state matrix flow. By studying the unique characteristics of the different flow regimes appear on the pressure and pressure derivative curves, various reservoir characteristics can be obtained such as permeability, skin factor, and fracture properties. For naturally fractured reservoirs, a comparison between the results semi-log analysis, software matching, and TDS method is presented. In case of wellbore storage, early time flow regime can be obscured that lead to incomplete semi-log analysis. Furthermore, the type curve matching usually gives a non-uniqueness solution as it needs all the flow regimes to be observed. However, the direct synthesis method used analytical equation to calculate reservoir and well parameters without type curve matching. For naturally fractured reservoirs with a vertical fracture, the pressure behavior of wells crossed by a uniform flux and infinite conductivity fracture is analyzed using TDS technique. The different flow regimes on the pressure derivative curve were used to calculate the fracture half-length in addition to other reservoir properties. The results of different cases showed that TDS technique offers several advantages compared to semi-log analysis and type curve matching. It can be used even if some flow regimes are not observed. Direct synthesis results are accurate compared to the available core data and the software matching results.