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Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, Third Edition by J. Brandon Rogers, Ronald E. Terry

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Chapter 4. Single-Phase Gas Reservoirs

4.1. Introduction

This chapter contains a discussion of single-phase gas reservoirs (refer to Fig. 1.4). In a single-phase gas reservoir, the reservoir fluid, usually called natural gas, remains as nonassociated gas during the entire producing life of the reservoir. This type of reservoir is frequently referred to as a dry gas reservoir because no condensate is formed in the reservoir during the life of production. However, many of these wells do produce condensate, because the temperature and pressure conditions in the producing well and at the surface can be significantly different from the reservoir temperature and pressure. This change in conditions can cause some components in the producing gas phase ...

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