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A Simplified Semi-Analytical Model for Water-Coning Control in Oil Wells With Dual Completions System

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Jakub Siemek

University of Mining and Metallurgy, Mickiewicza Ave. 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland

Jerzy Stopa

University of Mining and Metallurgy, Mickiewicza Ave. 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland

J. Energy Resour. Technol 124(4), 246-252 (Nov 20, 2002) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1506699 History: Received July 01, 2001; Revised May 01, 2002; Online November 20, 2002
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Schematic layout of the flow geometry
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Plot of the function G(zw,Qw,Qo)=F(zw,Qw,Qo)−ln(rw,re) vs. Qo
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The values of Qo obtained as numerical solution of equation (17) for different Qw, and for a given mobility ratio.
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Produced water/oil ratio vs. the ratio of actual water rate to the critical oil rate.
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Plots of the dynamic WOC from equation (18) for different production rates.
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Numerical simulation of the water cone.
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Numerical simulation of the dynamic WOC for the double completion well.

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