Evaluating crossflow effects in multilateral wells
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Advances in drilling and completion technologies create new opportunities for well structure selection design, especially for fields that are sensitive to environmental conservation, cost-effectiveness, safety control, and well management. Horizontal, multibranching, and multilateral technologies are used to enhance hydrocarbon recovery. Producing from complex well structures can be difficult and, sometimes, detrimental to overall recovery. A mathematical model was developed to predict well performance for horizontal and multilateral wells using coupled multiphase models of wellbore/reservoir flow.
JPT, Journal of Petroleum Technology
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Zhu, D., Hill, A. D., & Londrum, W. R.
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Zhu, D||Hill, AD||Londrum, WR