Most of the studies for horizontal wells present the critical rate as an increasing function of the anisotropy ratio. The present study shows that this is true only for 0.5<a<1. In fact, for 0.01<a<0.1, critical rate is a strongly decreasing function of anisotropy ratio. Also most of the studies describe the vertical well critical rate as a decreasing function of the anisotropy ratio, opposite in behavior to horizontal wells. Although the present study agrees with the general trend, it shows that there is a harmonious continuity between vertical and horizontal wells and short horizontal wells display a behavior in between.
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1995|
|Event||Proceedings of the 9th Middle East Oil Show & Conference. Part 2 (of 2) - |
Duration: Mar 11 1995 → Mar 14 1995
|Conference||Proceedings of the 9th Middle East Oil Show & Conference. Part 2 (of 2)|
|Period||03/11/95 → 03/14/95|