Monday, May 21, 2007

In-House Training at AESI

I had the privilege last week to visit the offices of Associated Earth Sciences, Inc. (AESI) in Kirkland, WA to present an in-house training course featuring AQTESOLV. In the two days of the course, I presented lectures on the finer points of diagnostic methods for pumping test analysis (radial flow, linear flow and derivative plots) as well as techniques for getting the most from single-well pumping tests. Most of the course, however, was devoted to using AQTESOLV for the analysis of real-world problems from AESI's project files.

The project data covered a wide range of topics including single- and multi-well pumping tests; evaluation of wellbore skin factors; partial penetration effects; confined, leaky and unconfined conditions; flow to a well in a buried valley (strip) aquifer; and the application of straight-line and type-curve methods for the analysis of slug tests. Course participants gained direct experience with AQTESOLV in the analysis of these data.

It was a pleasure to work with the knowledgeable group of hydrogeologists from AESI who attended the course and I thank them for the hospitality extended to me during my stay in Kirkland.