A Comprehensive Study on the Current Pressure Drop Calculation in Multiphase Vertical Wells; Current Trends and Future Prospective

Ahmed , Musaab M and Ayoub, Mohammed Abdalla (2013) A Comprehensive Study on the Current Pressure Drop Calculation in Multiphase Vertical Wells; Current Trends and Future Prospective. In: International Oil and Gas Symposium and Exhibition (IOGSE-2013), 2013-10-09 - 2013-10-11, sabah. (Submitted)


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A reliable estimation of the pressure drop in well tubing is essential for the solution of a number of important production engineering and reservoir analysis problems. Many empirical correlation and mechanistic models have been proposed to estimate the pressure drop in vertical wells that produce a mixture of oil, water and gas. Although many correlations and models are available to calculate the pressure drop, these models developed based on certain assumption and for particular range of data where it may not be applicable to be used in different set of data. This paper is presenting an investigation on the performance evaluation for the reliable predictive methods used to calculate the pressure drop in multiphase vertical wells taking into consideration the dimensions of each model. Most correlations and models created to calculate pressure drop are developed based on accurately and reliably measured flow parameters. However, it can only work best on the proposed data range. Statistical error analysis and graphical error analysis are used to analyze the variation between predicted values and actual ones. Hence, it showed most reliable methods that can perform well in different well conditions. Based on the analysis of this study, the artificial neural networks models had showed better prediction accuracy and minimum number of variables even if other data beyond the range of data is used.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Petroleum Geosciences - Petroleum Engineering - Production and Completion Engineering - Completion and prevention - Production chemistry
Academic Subject Two:Geosciences
Academic Subject Three:petroleum engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Geoscience & Petroleum Engineering
ID Code:10624
Deposited By: Dr Mohammed Abdalla Ayoub
Deposited On:16 Dec 2013 23:48
Last Modified:20 Mar 2017 08:32

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