This paper presents a kind of thermal flow meter designed to measure downhole fluid flow at production profile logging. A computational fluid dynamics model is established to study the variation of temperature field in Downhole Thermal Flow Meter with medium and input power. The relation curve between heating power and fluid velocity and heating time is determined. According to the theoretical research, the experimental prototype of downhole thermal flow meter is designed and manufactured, and the dynamic experimental research is carried out on the multiphase flow simulation experimental device. The results show that when the power of the heating wire is constant, the temperature of the liquid around the heating wire decreases with the increase of the flow rate, and the resolution of the instrument is obvious when the flow rate is less than 20 m3
/d. When the flow rate is constant, the greater the power of the heating wire, the more obvious the response characteristics of the instrument. It has a good response in the whole single-phase oil and single-phase water environment. The research of theoretical and dynamic experimental shows that it is feasible to use downhole thermal flow meter to measure downhole flow. This method will provide a new idea for the measurement of flow in production profile.
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