Corporate directors, managers, and stakeholders depend on realistic, practical, advice from testing wells. Petroleum Reservoir and Production Engineering teams initiate hydrocarbon welltests. Well testing is about measuring and recording flow rate and pressure data.
Responsibility chain management of data requires an integrated team: from wellsite acquisition or collection; to field-office processing, data validation, and technical reporting; to engineering analysis (PTA, AOF, IPR) and legal submissions (aer, sec).
Talented and experienced wellsite equipment operators are always appreciated for safe running, installation, and recovery of scientific instruments. Knowledgeable and particular field-office technicians are valued for accurate, timely technical reporting. Engineers need to know what standards to expect, and to do whatever data processing might be required to achieve professional acceptance.
Engineering is idiosyncratic: words are different, acronyms are strange, expectations are high, accuracy and precision are standard protocols. All staff in the responsibility chain need an awareness of equipment, tools, and operations. Practical knowledge about quality control, data validation, and technical reporting ensures consistent, reliable deliverables. Literacy with oil industry nomenclature (words, acronyms, subscripts, superscripts) is requisite for effective communication and comprehension.