Gas condensate wellbore modeling using a fundamental approach

A. A. Sadegh, J. S. Zaghloul, Michael A. Adewumi

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Abstract

Multiphase flow in the wellbore poses a challenge for production engineers since characterization of prevailing flow regime determines the appropriate pressure drop calculation method. The problem is further complicated when the flowing fluid undergoes phase changes. The key objective was to develop a wellbore flow model based on sound physical principles, incorporating current hydrodynamic and thermodynamic methods. The model developed comprises a flow pattern detection routine, hydrodynamic model, and an equation-of-state-based phase behavior package. The model was extensively tested with 30 field cases, proving to accurately predict pressure drop for single and two-phase (gas/condensate) flow giving an average absolute error of 6.3%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages2072-2080
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Nov 20 2006
EventSPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2006: Focus on the Future - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Sep 24 2006Sep 27 2006

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OtherSPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2006: Focus on the Future
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period9/24/069/27/06

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Gas condensates
Pressure drop
Hydrodynamics
Multiphase flow
Phase behavior
Equations of state
Flow patterns
Acoustic waves
Thermodynamics
Engineers
Fluids

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Sadegh, A. A., Zaghloul, J. S., & Adewumi, M. A. (2006). Gas condensate wellbore modeling using a fundamental approach. 2072-2080. Paper presented at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2006: Focus on the Future, San Antonio, TX, United States.
Sadegh, A. A. ; Zaghloul, J. S. ; Adewumi, Michael A. / Gas condensate wellbore modeling using a fundamental approach. Paper presented at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2006: Focus on the Future, San Antonio, TX, United States.9 p.
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2006. 2072-2080 Paper presented at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2006: Focus on the Future, San Antonio, TX, United States.

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Sadegh AA, Zaghloul JS, Adewumi MA. Gas condensate wellbore modeling using a fundamental approach. 2006. Paper presented at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2006: Focus on the Future, San Antonio, TX, United States.