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Title: Development of New Geothermal Wellbore Holdup Correlations Using Flowing Well Data

Abstract

Geothermal well performances depend primarily on four factors: reservoir pressure, permeability, temperature and wellbore size. The ability to predict both the quantity of fluid that can be produced and its thermodynamic state (pressure, temperature, enthalpy, gas content, salinity, etc.) is essential for estimating the total usable energy of a geothermal resource. Numerical reservoir simulators can be utilized to calculate the thermodynamic state of the fluid in the reservoir when it enters the wellbore. To compute the fluid properties as it travels up the wellbore to the well-head given certain reservoir conditions the use of a wellbore simulator is needed. This report contains new correlations for flowing geothermal wells to accurately estimate produced fluid properties.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - EE
OSTI Identifier:
910629
Report Number(s):
INEEL/EXT-04-01760
TRN: US200802%%6
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 - GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; ENTHALPY; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; GEOTHERMAL WELLS; PERMEABILITY; RESERVOIR PRESSURE; SALINITY; SIMULATORS; THERMODYNAMICS; fluid properties; Geothermal wellbore; well geometries

Citation Formats

Sabodh K. Garg, John W. Pritchett, James H. Alexander, and Joel Renner. Development of New Geothermal Wellbore Holdup Correlations Using Flowing Well Data. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/910629.
Sabodh K. Garg, John W. Pritchett, James H. Alexander, & Joel Renner. Development of New Geothermal Wellbore Holdup Correlations Using Flowing Well Data. United States. doi:10.2172/910629.
Sabodh K. Garg, John W. Pritchett, James H. Alexander, and Joel Renner. Mon . "Development of New Geothermal Wellbore Holdup Correlations Using Flowing Well Data". United States. doi:10.2172/910629. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/910629.
@article{osti_910629,
title = {Development of New Geothermal Wellbore Holdup Correlations Using Flowing Well Data},
author = {Sabodh K. Garg and John W. Pritchett and James H. Alexander and Joel Renner},
abstractNote = {Geothermal well performances depend primarily on four factors: reservoir pressure, permeability, temperature and wellbore size. The ability to predict both the quantity of fluid that can be produced and its thermodynamic state (pressure, temperature, enthalpy, gas content, salinity, etc.) is essential for estimating the total usable energy of a geothermal resource. Numerical reservoir simulators can be utilized to calculate the thermodynamic state of the fluid in the reservoir when it enters the wellbore. To compute the fluid properties as it travels up the wellbore to the well-head given certain reservoir conditions the use of a wellbore simulator is needed. This report contains new correlations for flowing geothermal wells to accurately estimate produced fluid properties.},
doi = {10.2172/910629},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2004},
month = {Mon Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2004}
}

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