Three-dimensional well model pre-processors for reservoir simulation with horizontal and curved inclined wells

N. Morita, S. P. Singh, H. S. Chen, D. L. Whitfill

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    Abstract

    This paper presents 3-D pre-processors to calculate proper well inflow relations for modeling horizontal or curved inclined wells in a finite difference reservoir simulator. The technique frequently used in the oil industry is Peaceman's analytical well model although several assumptions are violated in the case of a horizontal well. An error analysis was conducted for the well model proposed by Peaceman. Based upon this analysis, new methods are proposed to improve the accuracy of modeling horizontal and curved inclined wells.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
    Editors Anon
    Place of PublicationRichardson, TX, United States
    PublisherPubl by Soc of Petroleum Engineers of AIME
    Pages49-64
    Number of pages16
    VolumeSigma
    Publication statusPublished - 1990
    EventProceedings: SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 1990 - New Orleans, LA, USA
    Duration: 1990 Sep 231990 Sep 26

    Other

    OtherProceedings: SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 1990
    CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
    Period90/9/2390/9/26

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geology
    • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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