Optimum horizontal well length considering reservoir properties and drainage area

Ammar M. Al-bayati, Muhammed Adil Ismail, Fikret Terzi


The length of a horizontal well increases and so does its drainage area. The efficiency of the long horizontal well is no longer proportional to the length of the well, since the rise in the length of horizontal well output segment also tends to causes frictional pressure losses in the well. Nevertheless, there are currently no reliable standards which take into account quantitatively the parameters necessary to determine the optimum well length of horizontal drilling.
A new strategy to the basic productivity index is introduced, taking into account the friction losses under influx conditions in a long manufacturing segment. The consequence of this special productivity index is the constant state flow in an anisotropic structure of a very compressible fluid. This paper presents a technique developed to achieve an optimum length of horizontal pool based on the shift in the overall economics and productivity index (PI) in the long horizontal wellbore with frictional loosing results. In order to achieve optimal overall efficiency in a horizontal well project, an integrated method is proposed for numerical analysis of the parameters that affect profitability using Computer Modelling Group reservoir simulation (CMG).

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