Effect of length and distribution of perforated intervals on horizontal wells rates

Abdullah M. Al Qahtani, Habib Menouar, Abdul Aziz Al Majid

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Abstract

A computer program was developed to study the effect of length and distribution of perforated intervals on horizontal wells rates. The program couples a theoretical solution of the productivity index to a multiphase flow model in the horizontal section of the well. Inflow performance curves generated with the program for horizontal wells drilled under various reservoir conditions revealed a direct dependence of well rate to perforated intervals length and distribution, with heel concentrated perforations offering the best yields compared to the toe concentrated perforation or the uniform perforation across the whole length of a well. Moreover, an optimum perforated length that yields maximum production rate was determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages627-649
Number of pages23
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 2nd International Conference on Horizontal Well Technology - Calgary, Alberta, Can
Duration: Nov 18 1996Nov 20 1996

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ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 2nd International Conference on Horizontal Well Technology
CityCalgary, Alberta, Can
Period11/18/9611/20/96

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Al Qahtani, A. M., Menouar, H., & Al Majid, A. A. (1996). Effect of length and distribution of perforated intervals on horizontal wells rates. 627-649. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 2nd International Conference on Horizontal Well Technology, Calgary, Alberta, Can, .