Advanced Production Decline Analysis and Application by Hedong Sun

By Hedong Sun

In fresh years, construction decline-curve research has develop into the main common device within the for oil and fuel reservoir construction research. notwithstanding, such a lot curve research is finished via laptop at the present time, selling a "black-box" method of engineering and leaving engineers with little history within the basics of decline research. Advanced construction Decline research and Application starts off from the fundamental suggestion of complicated creation decline research, and punctiliously discusses numerous decline tools, akin to Arps, Fetkovich, Blasingame, Agarwal-Gardner, NPI, temporary, lengthy linear circulate, and FMB. a realistic systematic creation to every technique is helping the reservoir engineer comprehend the actual and mathematical types, remedy the sort curves and fit up research, learn the tactics and examples, and reconstruct all of the examples through hand, giving strategy to grasp the basics in the back of the software program. An appendix explains the nomenclature and significant equations, and as an further bonus, on-line computing device courses can be found for obtain.

  • Understand the main complete and present record of decline equipment, together with Arps, Fetkovich, Blasingame, and Agarwal-Gardner
  • Gain specialist wisdom with ideas, procedures, real-world instances and box examples
  • Includes on-line downloadable computing device courses on Blasingame decline sort curves and normalized pseudo-pressure of gasoline wells

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1 Arps equations Basic Decline characteristics type Rate–time Rate–cumulative production Di t Q = (qi – q)/Di Dit = ln(qi/q) b = 0 Exponential q = qi e− Di t 0 < b < 1   q 1− b  qi 1 −    Hyperbolic q = qi Q= (1 − b) Di   qi   (1 + bDit)-1/b Di t = b=1 Harmonic Dit = (qi/q) – 1 q = qi (1 + Dit)-1 Q = qiln(qi/q)/Di (qi /q)b − 1 b deviation will occur in the cumulative production trend prediction. Therefore, when the Arps method is used to conduct the analysis, the production time should be long enough.

6. (1 − β )b e − Dt q = qi b (1 − β e− Dt ) (β is constant, 0<β <1) where b is a transition coefficient (which is dimensionless). 5 Arps decline curve shapes for a Cartesian cumulative production–time plot The first stage of modified hyperbolic decline conforms to the hyperbolic decline and changes into exponential decline at a given time. 35) Based on Eq. 33) and Eq. 36) Based on Eq. 6 Modified hyperbolic decline curves. 41) when D ≤ Dlim If Eq. 32) is directly integrated, the cumulative production equation can also be derived.

52) are the conversion factors under different unit systems, respectively. 2 Theoretical Fundamentals of Arps Production Decline Arps developed the three production decline equations based on his experience. However, he as well as most of later researchers did not conduct any research related to filtration theory. Bingyu Ji (1995), starting from the relative permeability curve and material balance principle, derived three Arps decline equations and demonstrated that the rate decline equation of waterdrive reservoir depends mainly on the characteristics of relative permeability to oil curves.

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