Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
The determination of gas wells production using type curve matching is one of the methods used in evaluating gas reservoirs. Matching curves manually is time consuming and exposed to human error. Aminian type curves unlike the other type curves accounts the pressure dependency of gas properties and the effect of non-darcy factor. The sensitivity of Aminian type curves to non-darcy factor makes them hard to match with naked eyes.;Sfrac is a computer program generates type curves using conventional calculations for wells where all the reservoir properties are available. Using the idea of Sfrac, a program was developed to generate type curves with non-darcy factor and initial gas in-place in addition to the gas properties. This computer program which is known as MatchCurve automatically matches the production history to generated type curves. Based on the automatic match production of gas wells is predicted.
Tesfaslasie, Samson, "Automatic type curve matching for predicting gas wells production" (1999). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 979.