Date of Award
Master of Science
Geological and Environmental Sciences
Dr. Duane R. Hampton
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The purpose of this study was to determine what effect well efficiency has upon the results of in-situ permeability tests.
Several in-situ permeability tests were performed on wells during various stages of their development. The well efficiency was determined each time an in-situ test was performed. An accurate value of permeability was determined by performing local aquifer pumping tests. The accuracy of the results of the in-situ tests with respect to the aquifer pump test results were then compared to the efficiency of the well at the time of the test.
Test results showed that a linear relationship exists between well efficiency and the accuracy of slug test results. A direct one to one relationship exists using the Bouwer and rice (1976) method of data analysis, while a one to two relationship exists using the Hvorslev (1951) method. Thus, the assumption by the suthors that the effect of well losses is negligible is incorrect.
Dennis, "The Effect of Well Efficiency on In-Situ Permeability Test Results" (1987). Master's Theses. 1223.