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Energies 2013, 6(5), 2468-2480;

Similarity Analysis in Scaling a Gas Hydrates Reservoir

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Key Laboratory of Renewable Energy and Gas Hydrate, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510640, China
Guangzhou Center for Gas Hydrate Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510640, China
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
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Received: 19 March 2013 / Revised: 27 April 2013 / Accepted: 6 May 2013 / Published: 13 May 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Natural Gas Hydrate 2013)
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A complete set of scaling criteria for gas hydrate reservoir of five-spot well system case is derived from the 3D governing equations, involving the mass balance equation, the energy balance equation, the kinetic model, the endothermic model and the phase equilibrium model. In the scaling criteria, the key parameters of the experiment are the water/gas production rates, the water injection rate, and the production time. By using the scaling criteria, the experimental results can be enlarged to a field scale. Therefore, the experimental results and the scaling criteria could be used to evaluate the hydrate dissociation strategies and the gas production potential of the hydrate reservoir. View Full-Text
Keywords: scaling criteria; hydrate reservoir; hydrate production; five-spot well scaling criteria; hydrate reservoir; hydrate production; five-spot well

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Wang, Y.; Xu, C.-G.; Li, X.-S.; Li, G.; Chen, Z.-Y. Similarity Analysis in Scaling a Gas Hydrates Reservoir. Energies 2013, 6, 2468-2480.

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