Estimating the stabilized deliverability of a gas well using the Rawlins and Schellhardt method. An analytical approach Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper introduces a direct method to use the results of Honpeurt deliverability analysis to derive the constants 'C' and 'N' in the Rawlins and Schellhardt gas well deliverability equation. The motivation for this effort is the need to report the results of Rawlins and Schellhardt analysis to regulatory agencies, and the widespread use of their deliverability equation by engineers. We present a detailed procedure which shows how these results can be applied to deliverability forecasting. This paper includes an illustrative example in which the new method is applied to field data from the literature. This example presents comparisons between Houpeurt and Rawlins and Schellhardt analyses and shows the correlation between the two methods.

name of conference

  • Proceedings - SPE Eastern Regional Conference and Exhibition

published proceedings

  • Proceedings - SPE Eastern Regional Conference and Exhibition

author list (cited authors)

  • Johnston, J. E., Lee, W. J., & Blasingame, T. A

complete list of authors

  • Johnston, JE||Lee, WJ||Blasingame, TA

publication date

  • January 1, 1991 11:11 AM