Mathematical models for temperature distribution in oil wells

B. Ajaj, Wisam and Amhmad Borhana Omran, Abdoulhdi and M. Elfaghi, Abdulhafid (2022) Mathematical models for temperature distribution in oil wells. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 17 (2). pp. 923-935. ISSN 1823-4690

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The oil temperature at the surface of the oil well is low compared to the oil temperature at the reservoir. The drop of temperature is due to heat transfer to the tubing wall. The temperature distribution of the oil from the reservoir to the surface and surrounding layers is studied in this paper. Two mathematical models for production and shut-in cases are developed to study the parameters affecting the temperature profile in oil wells. The natural flow of oil wells in Alwahat area located 70 Kilometres south of Marada area east of Libya in the Zaggut field called (6Q1-59) is taken as a study case. In production case, different mass flow rates in winter and summer seasons are studied. The temperature profile in the horizontal direction is estimated at different depths. In shut-in case, steady-state energy balance equation is solved using finite difference method, the results are compared with the actual date taken from the Waha company reports.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heat transfer; mathematical model; oil well; reservoir; temperature profile
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 31 May 2022 07:21
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 07:21

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