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The most commonly used analytical methods for solving ground-water problems are reviewed here. A simple example follows each method, illustrating its application. Literature cited indicates typical cases in which the method has been applied. Details of the methods and their rigorous analyses are not discussed here. The particular property of each method that is of considerable importance in solving the ground-water problems is emphasized.

This paper summarizes available methods for interpreting flow tests in fissured formations. The methods are taken from the geotechnical, ground-water, and petroleum literature. These are usually based on “equivalent reservoir” solutions, which attempt to relate the actual fissured reservoir behavior to that of a known theoretical model, homogeneous or heterogeneous, of lower complexity. The double-porosity concept, used by many authors for ground-water and petroleum engineering problems, is critically reviewed and the relationship between the various available solutions is established. The methods presented in the paper are illustrated with well-test data from aquifers and oil reservoirs of various characteristics.

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