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Perforated Well

Application ID: 472

The ability to describe how fluids funnel into tiny perforations oriented about a well bore is the subject of a rapidly growing number of analyses. In that the perforations are isolated piercings as opposed to rings, the flow field is not suited for axisymmetric analyses - fully 3-D simulations are required.

This application allows to simulate the Darcy flow to a perforated wellbore for different well, reservoir, and fluid properties to predict the fluid intake at each single perforation. It anylzes a well with up to ten perforations of different sizing in reservoirs with different properties. The application calculates the pumping rates for each perforation and visualizes the flow field in the reservoir and pressure distribution on the well.

This application is included as an example in the following products:

Subsurface Flow Module

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