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SPE WA Lecture Series: Numerical Modelling of Temperature Profile along Injection and Production Wells
October 29, 2015 @ 4:15 pm - 5:20 pmFree
Numerical Modelling of Temperature Profile along Injection and Production Wells
Temperature profile is a measurement of the flowing well temperature and is a function of depth along the wellbore in a producing, injection or shut-in well. Wellbore flowing temperature profile is influenced by many parameters such as the thermal properties of the wellbore surroundings, types of flowing fluid, fluid compositions; impurities carried by the flowing fluid, production rate, size of production string, wellbore configuration and schematic, in-situ reservoir temperature, geothermal temperature gradient and heat transfer mechanisms.
The works relevant to temperature analysis found in the literature is generally dedicated to certain scenarios, such as single phase liquid or gas flow either for injection or production cases. This presentation will focus on providing a multi-purpose practical numerical simulation exercise to address a wide range of cases such as single phase liquid, single phase gas, multiphase flow for both injection and production wells. A wellbore typically consists of a complex configuration of parameters, including different layers of casing, tubing, annulus, cement sheaths and ground with different thermal properties. The numerical simulation considers the presence of different mechanisms of heat transfer in the evaluation of the wellbore heat transmission process during the passage of different fluid types through the production and injection wellbores.
Nemat Tarom, has over 16 years field experience as petroleum engineer, well completions engineer and production specialist and worked for National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC). In 2010, he returned to university and received his PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Curtin University in 2013. He holds a MSc in Reservoir Engineering from Tehran University and a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from Abadan Institute of Technology. Dr. Tarom currently works independently and collaborates with Curtin University.