Transient Pressure Analysis of Inclined Well in Continuous Triple-Porosity Reservoirs With Dual-Permeability Behavior

Sheng-Zhi Qi, Xiao-Hua Tan, Xiao-Ping Li, Zhan Meng, You-Jie Xu, Daming Tang
2020 Frontiers in Energy Research  
Inclined wells has recently been adopted to develop fractured-vuggy carbonate hydrocarbon reservoirs (FVCHRs) composed by matrix, fracture and vug system. Therefore, it is significant for us to describe pressure transient of inclined well for FVCHRs. In this paper, it is assumed that vug and fracture system connect with wellbore, and inter-porosity flow from vug to fracture system appears. Therefore, the pressure transient responses model of inclined well with triple-porosity dual-permeability
more » ... ehavior was built. The model is solved by employing Laplace integral transform and finite cosine Fourier transform. Real-domain solution of the model is obtained by Stehfest inversion algorithm. On the basis model of the published paper, the solution of the simplified model of this paper was validated with horizontal and vertical well of FVCHRs with triple-porosity dual-permeability behavior, and results reach a good agreement. Type curve, according to pressure derivative curve characteristic, can be divided into eight flow regimes, which includes wellbore storage, skin reflect, early vertical radial flow, top and bottom boundary reflection, linear flow, inter-porosity flow from vug to fracture, inter-porosity from matrix to vug and fracture and pseudo-radial flow regimes. The influence of some vital parameters (inclination angle, inter-porosity flow coefficient, well length and permeability ratio etc.) on dimensionless pressure and its derivative curves are discussed in detail. The presented model can be used to understand pressure transient response characteristic of inclined wells in FVCHRs with dual-permeability behavior.
doi:10.3389/fenrg.2020.601082 fatcat:phwxrxjc4zhxdhb2wrphqgej3i