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Shape Factors for the Pseudo-Steady State Flow in Fractured Hydrocarbon Wells of Various Drainage Area Geometries

Abstract Pseudo-steady state (PSS) flow is an important time-dependent flow regime that

quickly follows the initial transient flow regime in the constant-rate production of

a closed boundary hydrocarbon reservoir. The characterization of the PSS flow

regime is of importance in describing the reservoir pressure distribution as well as the

productivity index (PI) of the flow regime. The PI describes the production potential

of the well and is often used in fracture optimization and production-rate decline

analysis. In 2016, Chen determined the exact analytical solution for PSS flow of a

fully penetrated vertically fractured well with finite fracture conductivity for reservoirs

of elliptical shape. The present work aimed to expand Chen’s exact ... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Sharma, Ankush (Author) / Chen, Kang Ping (Advisor) / Green, Matthew D (Advisor) / Emady, Heather (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Petroleum engineering / Chemical engineering / Mechanical engineering / fractured Vertical well / Psuedo Steady State Flow / rectangular / Semi Steady State / Shape Factor / square
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 54 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Chemical Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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