O'Reilly logo

Petroleum Production Systems, Second Edition by A. Daniel Hill, Christine Ehlig-Economides, Ding Zhu, Michael J. Economides

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 10. Forecast of Well Production

10.1. Introduction

In the previous chapter the well inflow and vertical flow performances (IPR and VFP) were combined to provide the well deliverability. The intersection of the plots of flow rate versus bottomhole flowing pressure of those two components of the reservoir and well system is the expected well deliverability. This intersection point describes a specific instant in the life of the well. It depends greatly on the type of flow regime controlling the well performance.

For infinite-acting behavior, transient IPR curves can be drawn from a single pressure value on the pwf axis. This is the initial reservoir pressure. The intersections with the VFP curve at different times are the expected flow ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required