Gas condensate wellbore modeling using a fundamental approach

A. A. Sadegh, J. S. Zaghloul, M. 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
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 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

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. https://doi.org/10.2118/102479-ms