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Planning of optimum production from a natural gas field

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Abstract

The design of an optimum development plan for a natural gas field always depends on the typical characteristics of the producing field, as well as those of the market to be served by this field. Therefore, a good knowledge of the field parameters, such as the total natural gas reserves, the well productivity, and the dependence of production rates on pipeline pressure and depletion of natural gas reserves, is required prior to designing the development scheme of the field, which in fact depends on the gas-sales contract to be concluded in order to commit the natural gas reserves to the market. In this paper these various technical parameters are discussed in some detail, and on this basis a theoretical/economical analysis of natural gas production is given. For this purpose a simplified economical/mathematical model for the field is proposed, from which optimum production rates at various future dates can be calculated. The results of these calculations are represented in a dimensionless diagram which may serve as an aid in designing optimum development plans for a natural gas field. The use of these graphs is illustrated in a few examples.
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Publication Date:
Mar 01, 1968
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-81-109225
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Inst. Pet.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 54:531
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS; PRODUCTION; NATURAL GAS FIELDS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; MARKET; NATURAL GAS DEPOSITS; NATURAL GAS WELLS; OPERATION; OPTIMIZATION; PLANNING; PRODUCTIVITY; ECONOMICS; ENERGY SOURCES; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MINERAL RESOURCES; RESOURCES; WELLS; 030600* - Natural Gas- Economic, Industrial, & Business Aspects; 030300 - Natural Gas- Drilling, Production, & Processing
OSTI ID:
6281769
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
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Journal ID: CODEN: JIPEA
Submitting Site:
TUL
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Pages: 55-67
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Van Dam, J. Planning of optimum production from a natural gas field. United Kingdom: N. p., 1968. Web.
Van Dam, J. Planning of optimum production from a natural gas field. United Kingdom.
Van Dam, J. 1968. "Planning of optimum production from a natural gas field." United Kingdom.
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title = {Planning of optimum production from a natural gas field}
author = {Van Dam, J}
abstractNote = {The design of an optimum development plan for a natural gas field always depends on the typical characteristics of the producing field, as well as those of the market to be served by this field. Therefore, a good knowledge of the field parameters, such as the total natural gas reserves, the well productivity, and the dependence of production rates on pipeline pressure and depletion of natural gas reserves, is required prior to designing the development scheme of the field, which in fact depends on the gas-sales contract to be concluded in order to commit the natural gas reserves to the market. In this paper these various technical parameters are discussed in some detail, and on this basis a theoretical/economical analysis of natural gas production is given. For this purpose a simplified economical/mathematical model for the field is proposed, from which optimum production rates at various future dates can be calculated. The results of these calculations are represented in a dimensionless diagram which may serve as an aid in designing optimum development plans for a natural gas field. The use of these graphs is illustrated in a few examples.}
journal = {J. Inst. Pet.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {54:531}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1968}
month = {Mar}
}