Well Productivity Handbook: Vertical, Fractured, Horizontal, Multilateral, Multi-fractured, and Radial-Fractured Wells, Second Edition delivers updated examples and solutions for oil and gas well management projects. Starting with the estimation of fluid and reservoir properties, the content then discusses the modeling of inflow performance in wells producing different types of fluids. In addition, it describes the principle of well productivity analysis to show how to predict productivity of wells with simple trajectories. Then advancing into more complex trajectories, this new edition demonstrates how to predict productivity for more challenging wells, such as multi-lateral, multi-fractured and radial-fractured.
Rounding out with sample problems to solve and future references to pursue, this book continues to give reservoir and production engineers the tools needed to tackle the full spectrum of completion types.
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Part I: Well Productivity Basics 1. Introduction 2. Petroleum Reservoir Properties 3. Reservoir Deliverability 4. Wellbore Performance 5. Productivities of Wells with Conventional Completions
Part II: Productivity of Multi-Lateral Wells 6. Productivity of Wells with Simple Completions 7. Productivity of Multi-Fractured Horizontal Wells 8. Productivity of Radial-Fractured Wells
Appendix A. Unit Conversion Factors B. Minimum Performance Properties of API Tubing C. Mathematical Model for Obtaining Oil Rate Correction Factor FO D. Mathematical Model for Obtaining Oil Rate Correction Factor FG
Dr. Boyun Guo is well known for his contributions to the energy industry in multiphase flow in pipe systems and horizontal well engineering. He is currently a Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the Petroleum Engineering Department and Director of the Center for Optimization of Petroleum Systems (COPS). He has over 35 years of work experience in the oil and gas industry and academia, and has previously worked for New Mexico Tech, New Mexico Petroleum Recovery Research Center, and Edinburgh Petroleum Services. He holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Daqing Petroleum Institute of China, MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, and a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Dr. Guo has authored over a hundred papers, served on many association committees, and published 13 books of which 10 of those reside with Elsevier.