Advances in hydraulic testing and tracer methods
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 66, Issue 33, page 596, 13 August 1985
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1985), Advances in hydraulic testing and tracer methods, Eos Trans. AGU, 66(33), 596–596, doi:10.1029/EO066i033p00596-02.(
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Hydraulic tests and tracer methods aid the characterization of groundwater and petroleum reservoirs, with increasing emphasis on low permeability and heterogeneous environments. Applications of hydraulic tests once focused on water supply, irrigation wells, and the secondary recovery of oil, but now the characterization of sites for nuclear and haz-ardous waste disposal, the evaluation of existing groundwater contamination problems, and the assessment of reservoirs for enhanced oil recovery are also included. Tracer methods have been developed to supplement and extend the hydraulic test methods. The synthesis of hydraulic and tracer data provides a better picture of reservoir character than was achieved previously.