Three-Dimensional Study of Unsteady Flow in Fractured Horizontal Wells
Numerical predictions are carried out in order to investigate the fractured horizontal well behaviour. A control volume based approach is used to solve the transient 3D diffusivity equation adopting an irregular hybrid grid. Effect of several parameters such as reservoir characteristics, fracture properties and physical and geometrical parameters of the reservoir and the well that may affect the well productivity and production are discussed. Simulation results allow to predict the optimum number of induced fractures.
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch and Ali Shokuhfar
N. Mimouni and S. Chikh, "Three-Dimensional Study of Unsteady Flow in Fractured Horizontal Wells", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 283-286, pp. 256-261, 2009