Formation Pressure Analysis of Water-Bearing Tight Gas Reservoirs with Unsteady Low-Velocity Non-Darcy Flow
Porous media containing water is the prerequisite of existence of threshold pressure gradient (TPG) for gas flow. Based on theory of fluid mechanics in porous medium considering TPG, the non-Darcy flow mathematical model is established for formation pressure analysis of water-bearing tight gas reservoirs. It could provide semi-analytic solution of unsteady radial non-Darcy flow. According to the solution of unsteady radial non-Darcy flow, an easy and accurate calculation method for formation pressure analysis is presented. It can provide theoretical foundation for development design of water-bearing tight gas reservoirs. The analysis of calculation results demonstrates that the higher TPG is, the smaller formation pressure of water-bearing tight gas reservoirs spreads. In the same output, the reservoir sweep of non-Darcy gas flow is larger than that of non-Darcy liquid flow. And the pressure drop near wellbore is smaller than that of non-Darcy liquid flow, which is different from Darcy flow.
Daoguo Yang, Tianlong Gu, Huaiying Zhou, Jianmin Zeng and Zhengyi Jiang
H. Q. Song et al., "Formation Pressure Analysis of Water-Bearing Tight Gas Reservoirs with Unsteady Low-Velocity Non-Darcy Flow", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 201-203, pp. 399-403, 2011