Table 1.

4 Shape factors for various single-well drainage areas (After Earlougher, R, Advances in Well Test Analysis,
permission to publish by the SPE, copyright SPE, 1977)  

In bounded
CA
ln CA
Exact
Less than
Use infinite system
1
ln 2.2458
2
CA
reservoirs
for tDA >
1% error
solution with less
than 1% error
for tDA >
for tDA >
31.62

3.4538

−1.3224

0.1

0.06

0.10

31.6

3.4532

−1.3220

0.1

0.06

0.10

27.6

3.3178

−1.2544

0.2

0.07

0.09

27.1

3.2995

−1.2452

0.2

0.07

0.09

21.9

3.0865

−1.1387

0.4

0.12

0.08

0.098

−2.3227

+1.5659

0.9

0.60

0.015

30.8828

3.4302

−1.3106

0.1

0.05

0.09

12.9851

2.5638

−0.8774

0.7

0.25

0.03

10132

1.5070

−0.3490

0.6

0.30
0.25

0.025
0.01

3.3351

1.2045

−0.1977

0.7

1

21.8369

3.0836

−1.1373

0.3

0.15

0.025

1

10.8374

2.3830

−0.7870

0.4

0.15

0.025

1

10141

1.5072

−0.3491

1.5

0.50

0.06

2.0769

0.7309

−0.0391

1.7

0.50

0.02

3.1573

1.1497

−0.1703

0.4

0.15

0.005

0.5813

−0.5425

+0.6758

2.0

0.60

0.02

0.1109

−2.1991

+1.5041

3.0

0.60

0.005

1

5.3790

1.6825

−0.4367

0.8

0.30

0.01

1

2.6896

0.9894

−0.0902

0.8

0.30

0.01

1

0.2318

−1.4619

+1.1355

4.0

2.00

0.03

1

0.1155

−2.1585

+1.4838

4.0

2.00

0.01

60°

}

1

}

3

}

1/3

}

4

2

2

2
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2

4

4

4

4
1

2.3606

4
1

1

0.1
1
0.2
1

1

0.3

0.8589
−0.0249
1.0
0.40
0.025
In vertically fractured reservoirs use (xe /xf )2 in place of A/rw2 , for fractured systems

= x1/xe

2.6541

0.9761

−0.0835

0.175

0.08

cannot use

2.0348

0.7104

+0.0493

0.175

0.09

cannot use

1.9986

0.6924

+0.0583

0.175

0.09

cannot use

1.6620

0.5080

+0.1505

0.175

0.09

cannot use

1.3127

0.2721

+0.2685

cannot use

0.7887

−0.2374

0.175
0.09
In water-drive reservoirs
+0.5232
0.175
0.09

19.1

2.95

25.0

3.22

1
1

0.5
1

1

1

0.7
1
1.0
1

−1.07


In reservoirs of unknown production character
−1.20

cannot use

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