University Links: Home Page | Site Map
Covenant University Repository

A New Model for Predicting Liquid Loading in Multiphase Gas Wells

Bolujo, E. O. and Fadairo, A. S. A. and Ako , C. T. and Orodu, O. D. and Omodara, O. J. and Emetere, Moses (2017) A New Model for Predicting Liquid Loading in Multiphase Gas Wells. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 12 (14). pp. 4578-4586. ISSN 0973-4562

[img] PDF
Download (562Kb)

Abstract

Liquid loading problem occurs when there is accumulation of liquid in the wellbore. The ultimate desire of this phenomenon is to reduce gas recovery or completely kill the production well. This challenge can lead to loss in well deliverability and as a result recovery of gas becomes low and cause heavy damage that the remedy would be costly. So many scholars have modeled to predict liquid loading onset but over the years the results gotten have shown one discrepancies or the other and could be difficult to use because of the challenges facing in predicting the bottomhole pressure of a multiphase flow. Numerical integration method was used in this new model while considering the introduction of valve equation along the functional nodes to the fundamental equation. The pressure drop across the functional node has not been considered by previous scholars. The result is very effective when compared analytically with other established work. The results also show the onset of transient flow and how quickly it stabilizes. Furthermore, the numbers of correctly predicted wells when validated with data was higher than the previous results

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2017 10:22
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 10:22
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/9586

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item