CT&F - Ciencia, Tecnología y Futuro
Print version ISSN 0122-5383
ESCOBAR, Freddy- Humberto; SANCHEZ, Jairo Andrés and CANTILLO, José Humberto. RATE TRANSIENT ANALYSIS FOR HOMOGENEOUS AND HETEROGENEOUS GAS RESERVOIRS USING THE TDS TECHNIQUE. C.T.F Cienc. Tecnol. Futuro [online]. 2008, vol.3, n.4, pp. 45-59. ISSN 0122-5383.
In this study pressure test analysis in wells flowing under constant wellbore flowing pressure for homogeneous and naturally fractured gas reservoir using the TDS technique is introduced. Although, constant rate production is assumed in the development of the conventional well test analysis methods, constant pressure production conditions are sometimes used in the oil and gas industry. The constant pressure technique or rate transient analysis is more popular reckoned as "decline curve analysis" under which rate is allows to decline instead of wellbore pressure. The TDS technique, everyday more used even in the most recognized software packages although without using its trade brand name, uses the log-log plot to analyze pressure and pressure derivative test data to identify unique features from which exact analytical expression are derived to easily estimate reservoir and well parameters. For this case, the "fingerprint" characteristics from the log-log plot of the reciprocal rate and reciprocal rate derivative were employed to obtain the analytical expressions used for the interpretation analysis. Many simulation experiments demonstrate the accuracy of the new method. Synthetic examples are shown to verify the effectiveness of the proposed methodology.
Keywords : radial flow; closed system; pseudosteady state; interporosity flow parameter; dimensionless storage coefficient; fracture dominated period; transition period.