PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF HORIZONTAL DRAINAGE WELLS FOR THE DEGASIFICATION OF COAL SEAMS.

T. Ertekin, W. Sung, F. C. Schwerer

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Abstract

The production performances of horizontal drainage wells for the degasification of coal seams have been investigated with the aid of a multi-dimensional, two-phase coal seam degasification model. The model is written in rectangular coordinates and can handle a number of horizontal wells and operates in a one-, two-, or three-dimensional mode. The model accommodates multiple horizontal boreholes originating from a common vertical shaft or horizontal boreholes being drilled from the peripheries of the reservoir. In consideration of relatively thin but large lateral extent of coal seams, flow dynamics around a horizontal borehole is described in elliptical flow geometry. The non-linear system of equations generated by the finite-difference approximation are solved fully implicitly using Newton's iteration.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 1986 Dec 1

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