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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 716390, 12 pages
Research Article

A Semianalytical Solution for Multifractured Horizontal Wells in Box-Shaped Reservoirs

1School of Energy Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing 100083, China
2Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, Beijing 100083, China

Received 26 January 2014; Revised 3 March 2014; Accepted 3 March 2014; Published 3 April 2014

Academic Editor: Kim Meow Liew

Copyright © 2014 Lei Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper presented a 3D point sink model through using Dirac function. Then, 3D point sink solution in boxed reservoirs was obtained through using Laplace transform and Fourier transform methods. Based on the flux and pressure equivalent conditions in Laplace space, a semianalytical solution for multifractured horizontal wells was also proposed for the first time. The production rate distribution was discussed in detail for multifractured horizontal wells. The calculative results show the outermost fractures had higher production ratio due to larger drainage area and the inner fractures were lower due to the strong interface between fractures. Type curves were established to analyze the flow characteristics, which would be divided into six stages, for example, bilinear flow region, the first linear flow region, the first radial flow region, the second linear flow region, the second radial flow region, and the boundary dominated flow region, respectively. Finally, effects of some sensitive parameters on type curves were also analyzed in detail.