New book provides comprehensive overview on Geothermal Well Test Analysis

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Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 21 May 2019

A great book on Geothermal Well Test Analysis: Fundamentals, Applications and Advanced Techniques has been published by Sadiq J. Zarrouk, University of Auckland and Katie McLean, Contact Energy.

ThinkGeoEnergy congratulates Sadiq J. Zarrouk, Senior Lecturer of Geothermal Engineering, Department of Engineering Science, The University of Auckland, New Zealand and Katie McLeanGeothermal Reservoir Engineer, Contact Energy Ltd., New Zealand to their new book on Geothermal Well Test Analysis.

“Geothermal Well Test Analysis: Fundamentals, Applications and Advanced Techniques provides a comprehensive review of the geothermal pressure transient analysis methodology and its similarities and differences with petroleum and groundwater well test analysis”, so the description.

“Also discussed are the different tests undertaken in geothermal wells during completion testing, output/production testing, and the interpretation of data. In addition, the book focuses on pressure transient analysis by numerical simulation and inverse methods, also covering the familiar pressure derivative plot.

Finally, non-standard geothermal pressure transient behaviors are analyzed and interpreted by numerical techniques for cases beyond the limit of existing analytical techniques.”

The key features of the book:

  • Provides a guide on the analysis of well test data in geothermal wells, including pressure transient analysis, completion testing and output testing
  • Presents practical information on how to avoid common issues with data collection in geothermal wells
  • Uses SI units, converting existing equations and models found in literature to this unit system instead of oilfield units

Source and Details on the book

The book can be purchased here.