Perda de carga promovida por influxo radial em poços horizontais de produção de petróleo

Lopes de Souza Ribeiro, H., Hunt, J. ORCID:, & Romero, O.J. (2023). Perda de carga promovida por influxo radial em poços horizontais de produção de petróleo. Latin American Journal of Energy Research 10 (1) 13-22. 10.21712/lajer.2023.v10.n1.p13-22.

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he present work investigates the influence of radial inflows on pressure profiles and maximum axial flow velocity in the center line of horizontal oil production wells. It aims to help in understanding the dynamics of well-reservoir coupling in the context of the oil industry. The flow is characterized as monophasic, incompressible and turbulent, flowing internally to a horizontal pipe 3 m long and 10 cm in diameter. The fluid enters the duct radially through several holes of 1 cm diameter present in the pipe wall. Numerical modeling is performed using ANSYS FLUENT 15.0 software, with post-processing and data collection through CFD-Post. The results show that the presence of the radial influx results in an increase in the pressure differential along the pipe, due to the restriction to the axial flow through the appearance of a hydrodynamic barrier promoted by the radial influx. It is also noted that the higher the radial flow intensity, the greater the maximum axial flow velocity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pressure profile, perforated tube, oil reservoir, numerical simulation, Fluent
Research Programs: Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Sustainable Service Systems (S3)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2023 07:27
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2023 07:27

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