Three-Dimensional Study of Unsteady Flow in Fractured Horizontal Wells

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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.

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Periodical:

Defect and Diffusion Forum (Volumes 283-286)

Edited by:

Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch and Ali Shokuhfar

Pages:

256-261

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/DDF.283-286.256

Citation:

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

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March 2009

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