Pressure Transient Analysis for Finite Conductivity Multi-staged Fractured Horizontal Well in Fractured-Vuggy Carbonate Reservoirs
International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Engineering
Volume 4, Issue 1-1, February 2016, Pages: 1-7
Received: Aug. 12, 2015; Accepted: May 17, 2016; Published: Jun. 30, 2016
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Mingqiang Wei, State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoirs Geology and Exploitation, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, PR China
Yonggang Duan, State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoirs Geology and Exploitation, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, PR China
Xuemei Zhou, Shell China Exploration and Production Co, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, PR China
Quantang Fang, State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoirs Geology and Exploitation, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, PR China
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Abstract
Transient pressure analysis has been considered as a robust method to identify the flow behaviors, estimate reservoir parameters and hydraulic fracturing parameters. Compared with conventional clastic reservoirs, complex pore systems in fractured–vuggy carbonate reservoirs are posing significant research challenges. Although pressure transient analysis(PTA) models for different style wells in carbonate reservoirs have been widely studied, limited study has been conducted for multi-fractured horizontal well (MFHW) in these reservoirs. Thus, this paper is an investigation on PTA for MFHW of fractured-vuggy carbonate reservoirs. Based on source function theory, mirrors reflection and superposition principle,, the finite conductive MFHW’s bottom-hole pressure solution for fractured-vuggy carbonate reservoirs is obtained by the Laplace transform and the Stehfest inversion method. Log-log type curves are drawn by numerical algorithms and eight flow regimes are identified. Finally the influences of sensitivity parameters such as fracture number, fracture spacing, half length of fracture, storativity ratio, inter-porosity flow coefficient on unsteady flow behaviors of MFHW are discussed in depth.
Keywords
Fractured-Vuggy Carbonate Reservoir, Multi-fractured Horizontal Well, Finite Conductive, Transient Pressure
To cite this article
Mingqiang Wei, Yonggang Duan, Xuemei Zhou, Quantang Fang, Pressure Transient Analysis for Finite Conductivity Multi-staged Fractured Horizontal Well in Fractured-Vuggy Carbonate Reservoirs, International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Engineering. Special Issue: Advances in Modeling of Fluids Flow in Porous Media. Vol. 4, No. 1-1, 2016, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ogce.s.2016040101.11
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