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Pressure Profiles in Two-Phase Geothermal Wells: Comparison of Field Data and Model Calculations

Description: Increased confidence in the predictive power of two-phase correlations is a vital part of wellbore deliverability and deposition studies for geothermal wells. Previously, the Orkiszewski (1967) set of correlations has been recommended by many investigators to analyze geothermal wellbore performance. In this study, we use measured flowing pressure profile data from ten geothermal wells around the world, covering a wide range of flowrate, fluid enthalpy, wellhead pressure and well depth. We compare measured and calculated pressure profiles using the Orkiszewski (1967) correlations.
Date: January 21, 1986
Creator: Ambastha, A.K. & Gudmundsson, J.S.
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