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dc.creatorGanpule, Sameer Vasanten_US
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to, referencing the URI of the item.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 91-97).en_US
dc.descriptionIssued also on microfiche from Lange Micrographics.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a collection of models, solutions and analysis equations or type curves useful in analyzing the production behavior of tight gas wells. Variety of flow solutions is adapted to yield pressure response for constant rate case and the production rate for constant pwf case. Equal emphasis is placed on short-term production (hours to a few days) as well as long-term production (1 to 15 years). A wide range of complex flow regime is investigated. A major section of this study deals with the effects of flow-paths (high permeability region(s)) on tight gas well performance. Causes for long-term linear flow in wells interacting with flow-paths are also investigated. The objectives of this research are: (1) Develop a catalog of models and solutions showcasing the effects of flow-paths on tight gas well performance. (2) Study the effect of natural fracture(s) near a well. (3) Study the effect of reservoir heterogeneity on hydraulic fracture. (4) Examine the matrix block drainage in a natural fracture network. Reservoir simulation techniques are used in combination with analytical, semi-analytical and numerical solutions, to achieve our objectives. A catalog exhibiting the interaction between a well and flow-path is developed. This includes models, solutions and type curves. Models included are: (1) Vertical well with partial completion in a homogeneous reservoir (2) Vertical well intersecting single horizontal flow-path (3) Well near a flow-path (4) Well with multiple horizontal flow-paths equidistant from the well (5) Well near fracture(s) (effect of fracture orientation) (6) Hydraulic fracture passing through reservoir heterogeneity (7) Matrix block drainage in fractured network systemen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en_US
dc.subjectpetroleum engineering.en_US
dc.subjectMajor petroleum engineering.en_US
dc.titleEffects of flow paths on tight gas well performanceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US engineeringen_US
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen_US

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