A virtual well used to mathematically create the effect of a flow barrier. The pressure transient behavior both at the well and in the reservoir is identical for the following two cases: 1) a well near a barrier represented by a plane normal to the bedding, or 2) a well producing or injecting at the same rate as the tested well. In the second case, the effect is of a barrier bisecting the space between the two wells.

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producing well