A study on transient fluid flow of horizontal wells in dual-permeability media

Xiao Dong Wang, Yingfang Zhou, Wan Jing Luo

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Abstract

To adopt horizontal wells in dual media reservoirs, a good understanding of the related fluid flows is necessary. Most of the recent studies focus on dual porosity media instead of dual permeability media. In this article, through both integral transformation and sink-source superposition, a new Laplace-domain solution is obtained for the slightly-compressible fluid flow in the 3-D dual-permeability media in which the horizontal well is operating in a constant rate of production. Major asymptotic characteristics of diagnosis curves of dimensionless downhole pressure are analyzed by the limited analysis. Effects of parameters of dual-permeability media including mobility ratio κ, storativity ratio ω and inter-porosity flow parameter κ on the downhole pressure are studied by using the Laplace numerical inversion. The new solution obtained in this article includes and improves the previous results and then can be used as a basis for either pressure transient analysis or formation behavior evaluation for the typical reservoir with horizontal wells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-50
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Hydrodynamics, Series B
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

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Keywords

  • dual-permeability media
  • fluid flow in 3-D porous media
  • horizontal well
  • Laplace transformation
  • transient pressure analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Modelling and Simulation

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A study on transient fluid flow of horizontal wells in dual-permeability media. / Wang, Xiao Dong; Zhou, Yingfang; Luo, Wan Jing.

In: Journal of Hydrodynamics, Series B, Vol. 22, No. 1, 02.2010, p. 44-50.

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