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Title: Optimal design of perforating completion for gas well

The productivity characteristics of perforated gas well are investigated for the first time under real conditions considering drilling damage, perforation compacted zone and anisotropy in this paper. A non-linear finite element model for non-Darcy flow in perforated gas reservoir is built to consider the effects of twelve factors on productivity ratio (PR) of perforated gas well. The nomographs for two cases are presented in this paper. Compared with previous works, the following results are found: (1) the effects of drilling damage and perforation diameter on PR of gas well are more remarkable than that in oil well; (2) any perforation phase may be the best or the worst as to perforating gas well, which depends on anisotropy, drawdown and that whether or not perforations are beyond drilling damage zone; (3) the increase in perforation length hardly improve PR of gas well when perforations have been beyond drilling damage zone. The new method is suggested to predict or determine the turbulent flow co-efficient D{prime}, total skin S, pseudo skin St{prime}, and individual skin factors (Sp, Sd, Sdp) in perforated gas well. The minimum underbalance required to obtain a zero perforating skin is discussed as well. Some drawbacks of the equation proposedmore » by Tariq (SPE 20636) are analyzed and a new Reynold`s number criterion is established. The critical Reynold`s number for clean perforation is dependent on formation permeability. Based on this research, the principle and the program for optional design of perforating completion in gas well are highlighted. These new concepts, results and conclusions would be of importance to both gas well perforating and gas reservoir engineering.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
103884
Report Number(s):
CONF-950326--
TRN: IM9541%%323
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Annual SPIE Asia Pacific oil and gas conference and exhibition: towards more cost effective technology and quality management in the petroleum industry, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 20-22 Mar 1995; Other Information: PBD: 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Asia Pacific oil and gas conference: Proceedings; PB: 592 p.
Publisher:
Society of Petroleum Engineers, Richardson, TX (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS WELLS; PERFORATION; FORMATION DAMAGE; FLUID FLOW; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; WELL COMPLETION; DESIGN