On conducting the modified ‘Slug’ test in tight formations

Water Resources Research



The method introduced by Bredehoeft and Papadopulos (1980) for conducting a modified ‘slug’ test in tight formations does not assure the condition of approximate equilibrium necessary at the start of the test. In addition, compressibility in the shut-in well can be significantly larger than the compressibility of water, which Bredehoeft and Papadopulos indicate should be used in the calculations. Errors that may result from using the original test procedure are discussed, and a modified procedure and testing arrangement are presented.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title On conducting the modified ‘Slug’ test in tight formations
Series title Water Resources Research
DOI 10.1029/WR018i002p00439
Volume 18
Issue 2
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 3 p.
First page 439
Last page 441