This paper proposes a fuzzy model to estimate the head of gaseous petroleum fluids (GPFs) driven by electrical submersible pumps (ESPs). The proposed fuzzy model is an alternative to widely used empirical models. Numerical and analytical models have been also proposed to estimate heads of GPFs in ESPs, which have failed to reliably serve the function. The developed fuzzy model evidently outperforms comparable empirical models in terms of accuracy and presents a mean absolute estimation error of 52.4% less than the most accurate existing empirical model.
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