Pumping & Slug Test Analysis, Interpretation & Visualization Software

AquiferTest is an easy-to-use software package for analyzing, interpreting and visualizing pumping and slug test data. Designed by hydrogeologists for hydrogeologists, AquiferTest delivers all the tools needed to accurately interpret data from all types of aquifers in all types of test conditions.

Why Choose AquiferTest?

  • Intuitive, easy-to-use graphical user interface
  • Analyze test data from pumping tests, slug tests and Lugeon tests
  • Seamless integration with pumping test instrumentation including Diver dataloggers and Level Loggers
  • Diagnostic plots and derivative analysis for identifying aquifer conditions from test data
  • A comprehensive suite of analysis methods and solutions suitable for all types of aquifers including confined, unconfined, leaky and fractured aquifers
  • Easily account for various well conditions including wellbore storage, horizontal wells and single well analyses
  • Advanced pre-processing tools for barometric compensation and trend correction
  • Automatic type curve matching
  • Customizable professional-quality analysis reports
  • Over 15 years of continued development and support by groundwater experts
  • Lots of tutorials to help you get started quickly

What's New?

What's New in AquiferTest 2015.1

AquiferTest 2015.1 delivers a brand new look and feel, along with new features that allow you to analyze a broader range of test conditions, gain actionable insight into test results and analyze pumping and slug test data with ease.

Dagan Slug Test Analysis

The Dagan (1979) slug test solution is useful for determining the hydraulic conductivity in an unconfined aquifer where the wells are screened across the water table and the length of the well screen is much larger than the well radius.

Dagan, G., 1978. A note on packer, slug, and recovery tests in unconfined aquifers, Water Resources Research, vol. 14, no. 5. pp. 929-934.

Neuman-Witherspoon Pumping Test Analysis

The Neuman-Witherspoon pumping test solution is useful for determining hydraulic properties of leaky confined two-aquifer systems. Unlike other leaky methods, Neuman and Witherspoon accounts for drawdown in the unpumped aquifer.

Note: This analysis is only available in the Pro version.

Hemker C.J. and C. Maas, 1987. Unsteady Flow to Wells in Layered and Fissured Aquifer Systems, Journal of Hydrology, vol. 90, pp. 231-249.
Neuman, S.P. and P.A. Witherspoon, 1969. Theory of flow in a confined two aquifer system, Water Resources Research, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 803-816.

Well Efficiency Plots

AquiferTest 2015.1 allows you to easily calculate well efficiency from well losses analysis. The combination of the well loss and well efficiency analyses in AquiferTest allows you to determine the appropriate discharge rate for your well based on your pumping plan (short-term dewatering vs. long term water supply wells) while optimizing drawdown and minimizing energy costs.

Variable Discharge Diagnostic Plots

AquiferTest’s diagnostic plots make it easy to identify model assumptions and select an analysis method for your pumping test data. AquiferTest 2015.1 introduces diagnostic plots for variable discharge rates, allowing you to easily identify the most appropriate solution for step tests.

Faster Importing of Field Data

Getting your field data into AquiferTest has never been faster. With AquiferTest 2015.1, you can simply drag-and-drop your datalogger files on the AquiferTest interface for quick and easy data importing.

AquiferTest Method Selection Advisor

The AquiferTest Method Selection Advisor is a new online tool that helps you choose the most appropriate solution method for analyzing your pumping test data. Simply answer a series of questions and the AquiferTest Method Selection Advisor will reveal the most appropriate method(s) based on your responses.

Click here to try out the new AquiferTest Method Selection Advisor.

AquiferTest 2015.1 Webinar

Updated look and feel

Dagan slug test analysis

Neuman-Witherspoon analysis for leaky aquifers

Well efficiency plots

Display trend lines of common flow regimes for identifying well conditions


AquiferTest Features

Easy and flexible data importing

Save time and go straight to the analysis with flexible data import options. Quickly import field data from common file formats and virtually any groundwater datalogger on the market, including Diver groundwater dataloggers.

View all supported files types

  • Text(.TXT)
  • Excel (XLSX)
  • ASCII Datalogger (.ASC, .TDxt)
  • Level Logger (.LEV)
  • Diver Datalogger (.MON)

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Diagnostic plots for choosing the best analysis

AquiferTest provides a set of powerful diagnostic plots that help you easily identify model assumptions and select the most appropriate analytical solution for your pumping test data

An extensive suite of analytical methods

AquiferTest delivers an extensive set of solutions suitable for all types of aquifers and test conditions. Analyse confined, unconfined, leaky, and fractured aquifers. Account for various well conditions including wellbore storage, horizontal wells, and single-well analyses.

View all supported analytical methods

Drawdown Plots
  • Time Drawdown Plot
  • Time Drawdown-Discharge Plot
Pumping Tests
  • Theis (confined)
  • Theis with Jacob Correction (unconfined)
  • Neuman (unconfined)
  • Boulton (unconfined)
  • Hantush-Jacob (Walton) (Leaky)
  • Hantush (Leaky, with storage in aquitard)
  • Warren Root (1963) (Dual porosity, Fractured flow)
  • Moench (Fractured flow, with skin)
  • Cooper Papadopulos (Well bore storage)
  • Agarwal Recovery (recovery analysis)
  • Theis Recovery (confined)
  • Cooper Jacob 1: Time Drawdown
  • Cooper Jacob 2: Distance Drawdown
  • Cooper Jacob 3: Time Distance Drawdown
  • Hantush Bierschenk (drawdown test and well loss analysis )
Well Performance
  • Specific Capacity
  • Hantush-Bierschenk
Slug Tests
  • Bouwer-Rice
  • Hvorslev
  • Cooper-Bredhoft-Papadopulos
Packer Tests
  • Lugeon

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Colour contouring and color shading

Gain a deeper understanding of your test data and take your reports to the next level with colourful contour maps showing drawdown data and well interference over aerial and satellite site maps.

Automatic analysis reports

Automatically transform raw analyses to professional-quality reports that include your company logo, name, project information, well data, analysis graphs and site maps. Reports templates can be customized exactly the way you want them, and saved as PDFs for easy sharing.

Barometric and baseline trend correction

AquiferTest Pro provides pre-processing tools that ensure your water levels are corrected for baseline trends (trend effects) and barometric pressure changes.

Automatic type curve fitting

Show type curve families on analysis graphs for enhanced visual curve matching of complex aquifer conditions arising from variable pumping rates, aquitard storage and boundary effects.


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System Requirements

AquiferTest System Requirements

Operating Systems

Windows 8 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate
Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate


Pentium 4, 32-bit or 64-bit

CD or DVD Drive

CD-ROM Drive

Hard Disk

100 MB


512 MB (1GB or more recommended)

Networking Hardware

Network Card (required for licensing)


AquiferTest Pricing


AquiferTest Pro

Price (USD)



Standard Pumping Test Solutions



Pumping Test Recovery Analyses



Standard Slug Test Solutions



Fully or Partially Penetrating Wells



Single or Multiple Pumping Wells



Constant or Variable Pumping Rates



Aquifer Bounded by Barrier or Recharge Boundary



Isotropic or Anisotropic Aquifer



Well Effects (well bore storage)



Fracture Flow Solution (Moench, Warren-Root)



Well Performance Solutions (Specific Capacity, Hantush-Biershenk)



Plotting Wells on a Site Map



Derivative Smoothing


Horizontal Wells (Clonts & Ramey)


Well Skin effects (Agarwal)


Plotting/Contouring Drawdown on a Site Map


Trend Effects / Barametric Correction


Lugeon Test (Packer Test)


Worldwide AquiferTest Users

  • AQH
  • ERM
  • HIDR
  • Adrius