Well Test Knowledge International

Well Test Knowledge International

Well Test Knowledge International (WTKI), provides professional consulting services in well testing (including analysis), completions and related areas of petroleum engineering. Training courses are also provided. Formed in 2012 WTKI has offices in Australia and the UK and global consultants working under the two directors – Nick Last and Paul Nardone, both renowned in their fields of expertise.

Recent and current consulting projects have taken us from our original Australian home base to Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Bangladesh and South America, and have covered a wide range of topics including well test & completions design and supervision, subsea well intervention, well test and production log interpretation, water injection and disposal, commingled reservoir characterization, validation of well testing packages, dynamic modelling and field optimization. We have our own in-house software for Well Test Design reports, Comingled Well Modelling and heat and noise studies. We also provide field guidelines for well testing and completions

We've delivered multiple training courses covering well testing project management, well testing for technicians, well test interpretation, production logging, completions, subsea engineering, and commingled reservoir management. Our scope is international: the classes have been run in Perth, Queensland, South Australia, London, Kuala Lumpur, Tianjin, Ho Chi Min City, Tehran, Bangkok , Kuwait, Bangladesh, Turkey, Aberdeen and Houston. Our training client base includes service companies, operating companies of all sizes, and regulatory agencies.

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Contact us at Rita.Nardone@wtki.co.uk.

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Testimonials

I attended a 1-day class on Subsurface Aspects of Well Test Design which I found to be very useful. As a geologist, I gained a new perspective on the planning details needed to successfully implement a well test and acquire meaningful data. The design considerations to obtain proper fluid samples and pressure information for a quality reservoir interpretation were very useful. The interpretation workflow, coupled with a live demonstration of the Saphir software, gave me more insight into the integration of the test results with the subsurface model. The need for multiple build-ups and longer test sequences became apparent as the instructors led us through the concepts and mechanics of a well test. I would certainly recommend this class to geoscientists, reservoir engineers, and exploration and development managers.

Janet Murphy - Chevron Earth Science Team Leader