Inflow performance relationships of horizontal and multibranched wells in a solution-gas-drive reservoir

Albertus Retnanto, Michael J. Economides

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Abstract

The inflow performance relationships (IPR) for horizontal or multibranched wells producing from a solution-gas drive reservoir were generated using a simulator based on nonlinear regression analysis. First, a base case was considered with typical fluid, rock, and reservoir properties. Then, variations, in wide range of fluid, reservoir, and well characteristics, from the base case were investigated to identify their effects on the calculated curves. The IPR curve was combined a productivity model to predict the performance of these wells in a solution-gas drive reservoir. At low bubble point pressures, the curves coalesced on Vogel's classic relationship. For higher pressures, they deviated substantially.

Original languageEnglish
Pages255-263
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 European Petroleum Conference, EUROPEC. Part 2 (of 2) - Hague, Neth
Duration: 20 Oct 199822 Oct 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 European Petroleum Conference, EUROPEC. Part 2 (of 2)
CityHague, Neth
Period20/10/9822/10/98

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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Retnanto, A., & Economides, M. J. (1998). Inflow performance relationships of horizontal and multibranched wells in a solution-gas-drive reservoir. 255-263. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1998 European Petroleum Conference, EUROPEC. Part 2 (of 2), Hague, Neth, .