We are coming out the other side of closing our office and moving home. Most technical issues have been resolved – but the server is still for sale (cheap!). Now that we have time to breath I can start uploading more content and iReports to the web site – and add some blog posts. I’ve been busy with various LinkedIn groups, so will take a few cues from there as to what to discuss. For now I’ve thrown up a TechTip on the ERCB’s 2 kPa Rule. From the comments I receive it seems people think that a test must comply with the 2 kPa Rule… That just isn’t so – if we are able to analyze the test (PTA). So test design becomes a balance between the economics of lost revenue due to shut-in time and the cost of analysis (me). Conventional flow & build-up tests, Pressure fall-off tests, Perforation Inflow Diagnostic tests, and Formation Leak-off tests – all of these can be analyzed for compliance with ERCB Initial Pressure requirements. They do not have to meet the 2 kPa Rule! Feel free to give me a call and we can discuss test procedures most suitable to your circumstances.