Pressure Transient Analysis of Multi-Fractured Horizontal Well in Tight Gas Reservoirs
1 Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education PRC, Northeast Petroleum University, Daqing, Heilongjiang 163318, China
2 Accumulation and Development of Unconventional Oil and Gas, State Key Laboratory Cultivation Base Jointly-constructed by Heilongjiang Province and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Daqing, Heilongjiang 163318, China
a Corresponding author: Zhao Ermeng firstname.lastname@example.org
Multi-fractured horizontal well is applied in tight gas reservoirs due to the low permeability. A new pressure transient model of multi-fractured horizontal well based on discrete-fracture model in which the hydraulic fractures are discretized as 2D entities is built in this paper, The model is divided into hydraulic fracture region and formation region. The model can be solved using the Galerkin finite element method, then the pressure transient type curves are plotted by computer programming. The results show that there are five different flow regimes observed in type curves including early linear flow, early radial flow, elliptical flow, later pseudo-radial flow and boundary response regime. A sensitivity analysis is conducted to study impacts of hydraulic fracture number, hydraulic fracture half-length, hydraulic fracture spacing, and hydraulic fracture conductivity on pressure transient type curves. The new model and obtained results in this paper not only enrich the well testing models, but also play a guiding role in analyzing pressure transient response of multi-fractured horizontal well in tight gas reservoirs.
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