The petroleum engineer is often required to estimate the pressure-production performance of an oil well in order to determine its productive capacity. This paper discusses various methods that have been proposed in the literature for describing individual well performance in solution-gas drive reservoirs. The forms of the oilwell deliverability equations will be presented as well as methods for predicting future performance. An example will be used to illustrate and identify data requirements for each method.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL SOUTHWESTERN PETROLEUM SHORT COURSE