Author(s): M.N. Mohamad-Ibrahim & D.T. Numbere
This paper presents a Boundary Element approach for predicting the productivity
of oil wells located arbitrarily in complex configurations within irregularly shaped
The integral equations are written for boundary points as well as for the
locations of the wells which are treated as point sources and sinks with specified
pressures but unknown strengths.
Using this approach, the solution to the resulting
matrix gives the values of the nodal boundary pressures and their normal
derivatives, as well as the unknown flow rates of all the wells.
solutions are verified against known analytical solutions.
Applications to regular
four-spot, five-spot, seven-spot and nine-spot drilling patterns in order to
determine which pattern produces the most oil for a given field are...
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/BT990031
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