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Earth Science Bulletin (WGA)


Earth Science Bulletin
Vol. 15 (1982), No. 1. (Annual), Page 143

Abstract: Proving Reserves Without Drilling

James Erdle1

Wyoming Geological Association: 1982 Luncheon Meetings Casper, Wyoming: Abstracts of Papers

An old but relatively unused pressure-transient technique called a “reservoir-limit test” is available for determining reserves connected to a well, without costly (and risky) additional drilling. The technique simply involves flowing the well for a predetermined time period and measuring the bottomhole pressure response. Should a boundary be encountered during the flow period, the volume of reserves connected to the well can be calculated. Should no boundary be encountered, a minimum-reserves calculation is made.

Acknowledgments and Associated Footnotes

1 James Erdle: Johnston-Macco/Schlumberger

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