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Petroleum Production Engineering, 2nd Edition by Xuehao Tan, Xinghui Liu, Boyun Guo

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Chapter 6

Well Deliverability

Abstract

Well deliverability is determined by the combination of well inflow performance and wellbore flow performance. The former describes the deliverability of the reservoir, whereas the latter presents the resistance to flow of production string. This chapter focuses on prediction of achievable fluid production rates from wells including vertical, horizontal, fractured, multi-fractured, and multilateral wells. The technique of analysis is called Nodal analysis. Local flow path dimension, fluid properties, and heat transfer must be considered to improve accuracy. It is vitally important to validate inflow performance relationship and tubing performance relationship models before performing Nodal analysis on a large ...

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