Field validation of pressure drop models in perforated section of gas condensate wells

Hamed Mahdavi Firoozabadi, Kourosh Rahimzade, Peyman Pourafshari*

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Abstract

Oil and gas flow from the reservoir to the wellbore via perforated sections of the well. Various models are available in the literature to simulate the relation between the flow rate and pressure drop in this section of the wells. These models are developed and tested in the laboratory, but validation of them in field applications is questionable. This problem is more noticeable in complex cases such as gas condensate wells. In this research, field data for gas condensate wells were used to verify the validity of different methods for calculation of pressure drop in the perforated sections of the pipes. Our calculations showed the accuracy of different available methods to calculate pressure drop in gas condensate wells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-381
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Friction factor
  • Gas condensate
  • Inclined well
  • Perforated pipe
  • Pressure drop
  • Production logging tool (PLT)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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