Medhat M. (Med) Kamal is a senior research consultant with Chevron Energy Technology Company, where he leads the Dynamic Reservoir Characterization team. Kamal has more than 35 years of industry experience in well testing, reservoir description, and production and reservoir engineering. He is the author of multiple technical articles in SPE journals and has served as a Technical Editor, Review Chair, and Executive Editor for SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering. Kamal is a past SPE Distinguished Lecturer and winner of many society awards, including the Cedric K. Ferguson Medal, the SPE Distinguished Service Award, and the Texas Petroleum Engineer of the Year Award. He has served on and chaired multiple SPE committees, including the SPE Textbook and Monograph committees, the first SPE Board Committee on R&D, and the first SPE R&D Conference Committee. Kamal holds a BS degree from Cairo University and MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University, all in petroleum engineering. He currently serves on the SPE Board of Directors as the Regional Director of the Western North America Region.
Basic concepts of transient testing • Well testing measurements • Value of information • Basic interpretation: homogeneous reservoirs • Wellbore effects • Outer boundaries •Computer-assisted interpretation • Pressure transient analysis software • Naturally fractured reservoirs • Well-test analysis of hydraulically fractured wells • Deliverability testing and underground gas storage • Slanted and partially penetrating wells • Horizontal wells • Testing under multiphase flow conditions • Interpretation of simultaneously measured transient flow rate and pressure data • Permanent gauges and production analysis • Multilayer reservoirs • Injection well testing • Multiple well testing • Wireline formation testing • Drillstem testing • Integration of well testing in reservoir characterization