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Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics

2014 year, number 2

Oil Flow to a Slit-Like Well in a Reservoir Containing other Fluids

V. N. Emikh
Lavrent'ev Institute of Hydrodynamics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, 630090 Russia
Keywords: horizontal well, flow velocity hodograph, conformal mapping parameters, double critical regime, boundary line


An exact solution is obtained for the boundary-value problem of oil flow to a slit-like well in a reservoir containing other fluids adjacent to its top and base. This solution is used to compare the maximum possible oil production from slit-like and tubular wells in the double critical regime.