Productivity Prediction Method of Multi-fractures in Fractured Horizontal Well

 

Yan Chen

Key Laboratory of Exploration Technologies for Oil and Gas Resources
Ministry of Education, Yangtze University, Jingzhou, China; Doctor
* Corresponding Author; e-mail: 191399718@qq.com

Dong Ma *

Key Laboratory of Exploration Technologies for Oil and Gas Resources
Petroleum Engineering College of Yangtze University, Hubei, China
e-mail: 24784462@qq.com;

Fuxiang Zhang

Tarim Oil filed Key Tazhi District Shihua ROAD NO.127, Kuerle, China; Prof.
e-mail: 1726309324@qq.com

Xinhai Wang

Key Laboratory of Exploration Technologies for Oil and Gas Resources, Ministry of Education, Yangtze University, Jingzhou, China; Prof.
e-mail: 909936406@qq.com;

 

 ABSTRACT

With the development of fractured horizontal wells in reservoirs, productivity prediction of multi-fractured horizontal wells is of great significance for the reservoir management. Using complex potential theory and the principle of superposition potential and equivalent resistance method and considering the pressure loss of fractures and wellbore, This paper gives the method on productivity prediction of multi-fractured horizontal wells with different fracture spacing and fracture length. The effects of some factors such as fracture length, fracture number, conductivity, fracture length combination on the productivity are analyzed. The results can give some guidance on the designing of fractured horizontal wells.

Keywords: multi-fractured horizontal well; multi-fracturing; horizontal wells productivity; productivity prediction

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