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# Modeling of the lifting of a heat transfer agent in a geothermal well of a gas condensate deposit

Mykhailo Fyk1, Volodymyr Biletskyi1, Mohammed Abbood1, Mohammed Al-Sultan2, Majid Abbood1, Haval Abdullatif 3, Yevhen Shapchenko4

1National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kharkiv, 61002, Ukraine

2LLC Weatherford Ukraine, Kyiv, 03150, Ukraine

3Brightpetrozone Co., Erbil, 92001, Iraq

4UMG “Kharkivstransgaz”, Kharkiv, 61002, Ukraine

Min. miner. depos. 2020, 14(2):66-74

https://doi.org/10.33271/mining14.02.066

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ABSTRACT

Purpose is to develop mathematical model of nonisothermal inflow and lifting of the recovered gaseous mixture (i.e. geothermal fluid) of a well taking into consideration dynamic coefficient of heat transfer and thermal diffusion coefficient; fluid expansion coefficient in terms of nonadiabatic process; effect of average integral environmental temperature on the heat transfer coefficient; changes in molar mass of the fluid during the well operation; and a process of the productive seam cooling during initial development stages (i.e. months-years).

Methods of material and energy balance of fluid-heat flows within a productive formation and within a well as well as forecasting of geothermal fluid production; numerical methods of fluid thermal gas dynamics; Runge-Kutta 4th order method; and Quazi-Newton method to solve nonlinear equations have been applied.

Findings. It has been demonstrated that thermal gradient of rocks and thermal carrier-rock heat exchange vary depending upon operation modes of the formation and the well in terms of temperature effect, temperature difference in humidity, viscosity, compressibility, and other rock characteristics determining efficiency of thermal diffusion as well as coefficient of heat exchange between the fluid and rocks.

Originality.The specified equations of thermal energy balance in terms of radial filtration and well product lifting have been developed. The equations are more preferable to compare with the current calculation technique, where a coefficient of fluid is expanded in a seam in the context of nonadiabatic process, and consideration of effect of average integral environment temperature of the heat transfer strength (the known methods takes into account geometric mean of the formation temperature). Actual changes in molar mass of the produced geothermal fluid during the whole period of the well operation (i.e. up to 50 years) are involved. Thermal gas dynamic model well inflow-lifting has been improved owing to the consideration of a transient process of the productive formation cooling during the initial stage of the geothermal fluid production (i.e. months-years).

Practical implications.The developed mathematical model helps specify calculation of a well yield by 10-15%. To compare with the standard methods, the model makes it possible to perform 20-30% specification of heat output by a gas condensate well in terms of thermobaric intensification of the fluid production as well as in terms of binary techniques of fluid-geoheat generation.

Keywords: yield of geothermal fluid, thermal gradient, rock, parametric temperature full-scale, heat exchange coefficient, Joule-Thompson effect

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