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dc.contributor.advisorWattenbarger, Robert A.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorMaggard, J. Bryanen_US
dc.creatorAdeyeye, Adedeji Ayoolaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-09-30T01:46:23Z
dc.date.available2004-09-30T01:46:23Z
dc.date.created2003-12en_US
dc.date.issued2004-09-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/213
dc.description.abstractThis project is a research into the effect of gas condensate damage in hydraulically fractured wells. It is the result of a problem encountered in producing a low permeability formation from a well in South Texas owned by the El Paso Production Company. The well was producing a gas condensate reservoir and questions were raised about how much drop in flowing bottomhole pressure below dewpoint would be appropriate. Condensate damage in the hydraulic fracture was expected to be of significant effect. Previous attempts to answer these questions have been from the perspective of a radial model. Condensate builds up in the reservoir as the reservoir pressure drops below the dewpoint pressure. As a result, the gas moving to the wellbore becomes leaner. With respect to the study by El-Banbi and McCain, the gas production rate may stabilize, or possibly increase, after the period of initial decline. This is controlled primarily by the condensate saturation near the wellbore. This current work has a totally different approach. The effects of reservoir depletion are minimized by introduction of an injector well with fluid composition the same as the original reservoir fluid. It also assumes an infinite conductivity hydraulic fracture and uses a linear model. During the research, gas condensate simulations were performed using a commercial simulator (CMG). The results of this research are a step forward in helping to improve the management of gas condensate reservoirs by understanding the mechanics of liquid build-up. It also provides methodology for quantifying the condensate damage that impairs linear flow of gas into the hydraulic fracture.en_US
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dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.subjectCondensateen_US
dc.subjectHydraulic Fracturesen_US
dc.subjectTight Gas Reservoirsen_US
dc.titleGas condensate damage in hydraulically fractured wellsen_US
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dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPetroleum Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePetroleum Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAhr, Wayne M.en_US
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen_US
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dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen_US


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