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Investigation of the Effects of Completion Geometry on Single-Phase Liquid Flow Behavior in Horizontal Wells

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Weipeng Jiang, Mohan Kelkar

Petroleum Engineering Department, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104

Cem Sarica

Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 e-mail: sarica@pnge.psu.edu

Erdal Ozkan

Petroleum Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80126

J. Energy Resour. Technol 123(2), 119-126 (Dec 13, 2000) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1369112 History: Received November 05, 1999; Revised December 13, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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References

Yuan, H., 1994, “Investigation of Single Phase Liquid Flow Behavior in a Single Perforation Horizontal Well,” MS. thesis, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa OK.
Yuan,  H., Sarica,  C., Miska,  S., and Brill,  J. P., 1997, “An Experimental and Analytical Study of Single Phase Liquid Flow in a Horizontal Wells,” ASME J. Energy Resour. Technol., 119, pp. 20–25.
Yuan, H., 1997, “Investigation of Single Phase Liquid Flow Behavior in Horizontal Wells,” Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.
Yuan,  H., Sarica,  C., and Brill,  J. P., 1999, “Effect of Perforation Density on Single-Phase Liquid Flow Behavior in Horizontal Wells,” SPE Prod. Facil., 14(3), pp. 203–209.
Jiang, W., 1999, “Investigation of the Effects of Completion Geometries upon Single Phase Liquid Flow Behavior in Horizontal Wells,” MS. thesis, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.
Asheim,  H., Kolnes,  J., and Oudeman,  P., 1992, “A Flow Resistance Correlation for Completed Wellbore,” J. Pet. Sci. Eng., 8, pp. 97–104.
Ouyang, L., Arbabi, S., and Aziz, K., 1996, “General Wellbore Flow Model for Horizontal, Vertical, and Slanted Well Completions,” SPE 36608, presented at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Denver, CO.

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Schematic of the test facility
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Schematic of the test section
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Slotted liner schematics: 4.5 slots/ft–90 deg phasing, 3 slots/ft–180 deg phasing, 3 slots/ft–90 deg phasing, and 9 slots/ft–180 deg phasing cases (from top to bottom)
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Perforated pipe schematics: 5 shots/ft–180 deg phasing, 5 shots/ft–90 deg phasing, 10 shots/ft–360 deg phasing, 10 shots/ft–90 deg phasing, 20 shots/ft–360 deg phasing, and 20 shots/ft–180 deg phasing cases (from top to bottom)
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Schematic of the control volume
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Experimental data for test section 1 (slots, 4.5 slots/ft with 90 deg phasing)
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Experimental data for test section 2 (slots, 3 slots/ft with 180 deg phasing)
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Experimental data for test section 3 (slots, 3 slots/ft with 90 deg phasing)
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Experimental data for test section 4 (slots, 9 slots/ft with 180 deg phasing)
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Comparison of experimental data for three phasings (φ=4.5 slots/ft,ratio=1/50)
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Comparison of experimental data for three phasings (φ=4.5 slots/ft,ratio=1/200)
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Comparison of experimental data for three densities (phasing=90 deg,ratio=1/50)
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Comparison of experimental data for three phasings (φ=10 shots/ft,ratio=1/100)
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Comparison of experimental data for three phasings (φ=20 shots/ft,ratio=1/200)
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Comparison of experimental data for three densities (α=180 deg,ratio=1/100)
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Comparison of experimental data for three densities (α=180 deg,ratio=1/1000)
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Comparison of different correlation predictions (perforations, 5 shots/ft, 90 deg phasing, ratio=1/50)
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Comparison of different correlation predictions (perforations, 5 shots/ft, 90 deg phasing, ratio=1/1000)
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Comparison of wall friction factor correlation predictions

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