Application of Production Systems Analysis to Determine Completion Sensitivity on Gas Well Production

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J. Mach

Operations, Johnston-Macco Schlumberger, Sugarland, Tex. 77478

E. A. Proano

Johnston-Macco Schlumberger, Sugarland, Tex. 77478

K. E. Brown

The University of Tulsa, Petroleum Engineering Department, Tulsa, Okla. 74104

J. Energy Resour. Technol 104(2), 162-169 (Jun 01, 1982) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3230394 History: Received September 15, 1980; Revised January 22, 1982; Online October 22, 2009


A completely new approach is presented to show the effect of completion parameters on high volume gas wells typical of the Gulf Coast. The solution can be summarized in graphical form and it will consider the following sections of the total producing system: 1) flow in the porous media, 2) effect of completion, and 3) flow conduit performance. The result is that the controlling parameter in the total production system can be determined. Many wells are capable of producing very high rates but are restricted due to very restricted gravel pack parameters, while wells with very efficient gravel pack completions are tubing-dominated. The procedure presented approaches the completion sensitivity analysis from a complete production system concept.

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