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A Numerical Model Coupling Reservoir and Horizontal Well Flow Dynamics—Applications in Well Completions, and Production Logging

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Ronaldo Vicente

PetrobrasThe University of Tulsa

Cem Sarica

PetrobrasThe University of Tulsa

Turgay Ertekin

The Pennsylvania State University

J. Energy Resour. Technol 126(3), 169-176 (Oct 19, 2004) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1789522 History: Received April 11, 2001; Revised March 03, 2004; Online October 19, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Figures

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Hybrid grid system (redrawn from Pedrosa and Aziz 6)
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Model validation–infinite conductivity behavior
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Model validation–finite conductivity behavior
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Finite/infinite conductivity comparison (flux)
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Finite/infinite conductivity comparison
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Coil tubing effect on the well productivity
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Production logging tool effect (dc=6 in.)
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Production logging tool effect (dc=4.8 in.)
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Production logging tool effect (dc=3.6 in.)
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Effect of partial completion on flux distribution
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Effect of partial completion on flow rate distribution
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Effect of partial completion on pressure distribution
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Effect of anisotropy on flux distribution
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Effect of anisotropy on pressure distribution
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Perforation phasing designs considered
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Effect of perforating phasing on pressure—kv/k=1
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Effect of perforating phasing on flux—kv/k=1
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Effect of perforating phasing on pressure—kv/k=0.1
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Effect of perforating phasing on flux—kv/k=0.1

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