E3S Web Conf.
Volume 233, 20212020 2nd International Academic Exchange Conference on Science and Technology Innovation (IAECST 2020)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||NESEE2020-New Energy Science and Environmental Engineering|
|Published online||27 January 2021|
Determination and application of a reasonable drainage rate of coalbed methane in vertical wells in the single-phase flow stage
1 Drilling Branch of Shanxi Xishan Coal and Electricity Group, Taiyuan 030053, Shanxi, China
2 School of Energy Science and Engineering, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo 454000, Henan, China
3 Shanxi Lanyan coalbed methane Group Co., Ltd., jincheng 048204, Shanxi, China
* Corresponding author: Xuebin Tan, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The determination of a reasonable drainage rate of coalbed methane (CBM) in vertical wells in the single-phase flow stage can provide maximise the transmission of water pressure over distance. Based on the principle of effective stress and Darcy’s law, a mathematical model for dynamic changes of the permeability in the single-phase flow stage was established; on this basis, the relationship between permeability and threshold pressure gradient was experimentally attained; according to the linkage of changes of the transmission distance of water pressure, permeability, and pressure drop in the wellbore in the drainage process, a mathematical model for a reasonable reduction rate of the working fluid level in the single-phase flow stage taking the change of the permeability into account was established. The accuracy of the mathematical model was verified according to practical drainage data from CBM wells in Daning Block in Qinshui Basin, Shanxi Province, China. The results show that the rate of pressure drop decreases in a negative exponential manner with the increase of the drainage time. Different rates of pressure drop were required in coal reservoirs with different permeabilities; when keeping other conditions constant, the larger the permeability of coal reservoirs, the lower the threshold pressure gradient and the lower the rate of daily pressure drop. The research results provide a theoretical basis and reference for the reasonable drainage system in the single-phase flow stage.
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