Two-Phase Flow in Geothermal Wells: Development and Uses of a Computer Code

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A computer code is developed for vertical two-phase flow in geothermal wellbores. The two-phase correlations used were developed by Orkiszewski (1967) and others and are widely applicable in the oil and gas industry.The computer code is compared to the flowing survey measurements from wells in the East Mesa, Cerro Prieto, and Roosevelt Hot Spring geothermal fields with success. Well data from the Svartsengi field in Iceland were also used.Several applications of the computer code were considered. They range from reservoir analysis to wellbore deposition studies. It is considered that accurate and workable wellbore simulators have an important role to play in geothermal reservoir engineering.


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Date created June 1983


Author Ortiz-Ramirez, Jaime
Primary advisor Horne, Roland N.
Degree granting institution Stanford University, Department of Petroleum Engineering


Subject School of Earth Energy & Environmental Sciences
Genre Thesis

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