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Energies 2018, 11(5), 1054; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11051054

A Semi-Analytical Methodology for Multiwell Productivity Index of Well-Industry-Production-Scheme in Tight Oil Reservoirs

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CMOE Key Laboratory of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum-Beijing, Beijing 102249, China
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Changqing Oilfield Company, PetroChina, Xi’an 710021, China
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Xinjiang Oilfield Company, PetroChina, Kelamayi 831511, China
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Received: 22 March 2018 / Revised: 15 April 2018 / Accepted: 19 April 2018 / Published: 25 April 2018
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Recently, the well-industry-production-scheme (WIPS) has attracted more and more attention to improve tight oil recovery. However, multi-well pressure interference (MWPI) induced by well-industry-production-scheme (WIPS) strongly challenges the traditional transient pressure analysis methods, which focus on single multi-fractured horizontal wells (SMFHWs) without MWPI. Therefore, a semi-analytical methodology for multiwell productivity index (MPI) was proposed to study well performance of WIPS scheme in tight reservoir. To facilitate methodology development, the conceptual models of tight formation and WIPS scheme were firstly described. Secondly, seepage models of tight reservoir and hydraulic fractures (HFs) were sequentially established and then dynamically coupled. Numerical simulation was utilized to validate our model. Finally, identification of flow regimes and sensitivity analysis were conducted. Our results showed that there was good agreement between our proposed model and numerical simulation; moreover, our approach also gave promising calculation speed over numerical simulation. Some expected flow regimes were significantly distorted due to WIPS. The slope of type curves which characterize the linear or bi-linear flow regime is bigger than 0.5 or 0.25. The horizontal line which characterize radial flow regime is also bigger 0.5. The smaller the oil rate, the more severely flow regimes were distorted. Well rate mainly determines the distortion of MPI curves, while fracture length, well spacing, fracture spacing mainly determine when the distortion of the MPI curves occurs. The bigger the well rate, the more severely the MPI curves are distorted. While as the well spacing decreases, fracture length increases, fracture spacing increases, occurrence of MWPI become earlier. Stress sensitivity coefficient mainly affects the MPI at the formation pseudo-radial flow stage, almost has no influence on the occurrence of MWPI. This work gains some addictive insights on multi-well performance for WIPS scheme in tight reservoir, which can provide considerable guidance on fracture properties estimation as well as well adjustment of production operation for WIPS scheme. View Full-Text
Keywords: tight oil reservoir; well-industry-production-scheme; multiwell productivity index; multiwell pressure interference; transient pressure analysis tight oil reservoir; well-industry-production-scheme; multiwell productivity index; multiwell pressure interference; transient pressure analysis
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Liu, G.; Meng, Z.; Cui, Y.; Wang, L.; Liang, C.; Yang, S. A Semi-Analytical Methodology for Multiwell Productivity Index of Well-Industry-Production-Scheme in Tight Oil Reservoirs. Energies 2018, 11, 1054.

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