This work presents a model to investigate the inflow performance relationships (IPR) of horizontal and vertical wells in a multi-well pattern. The model can be used to compute the overall and individual well performances. It is shown that stabilized IPRs may not be sufficient for the evaluation of horizontal well performances due to prolonged transient flow periods. The results presented in this paper clearly indicate that inflow performance of wells in a multi-well pattern is a dynamic concept; and, especially in the prediction of future performances, dynamic rather than static IPR models should be used. [S0195-0738(00)00801-3]
Evaluation of Inflow Performance of Multiple Horizontal Wells in Closed Systems
Contributed by the Petroleum Division and presented at the ETCE/OMAE2000, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 14–17, 2000, of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS. Manuscript received by the Petroleum Division, October 25, 1999; revised manuscript received January. Associate Technical Editor: M. Haci.
Umnuayponwiwat , S., and Ozkan, E. (October 25, 1999). "Evaluation of Inflow Performance of Multiple Horizontal Wells in Closed Systems ." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. March 2000; 122(1): 8–13. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.483155
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