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Inflow Performance and Pressure Interference in Dual-Completed Wells With Water Coning Control

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Andrew K. Wojtanowicz

Louisiana State University, Dept. of Petroleum Engineering, 3516 CEBA Bldg., Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6417

Ephim I. Shirman

Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Baton Rouge, LA 70820

J. Energy Resour. Technol 124(4), 253-261 (Nov 20, 2002) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1521165 History: Received October 01, 1999; Revised September 01, 2002; Online November 20, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Schematic of a well completion with DWS
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Inflow Performance Window defines three domains of DWS well operation
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“Drainage boundary” model of DWS well with commingled O/W inflow at top completion
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Inflow Performance Domain (IPD) plot for example well
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Physical model of DWS well
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Inflow Performance Domain (IPD) plot for the physical model
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Effect of bottom drainage rate on top rate in DWS well model
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Effect of bottom water drainage on top production water cut in DWS well model
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Drainage at the bottom completion reduces top completion’s flowing pressure
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Bottom water drainage reduces productivity index of top completion
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Bottom water drainage increases oil productivity of top completion

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