Many gas reservoirs are with bottom water drive. In order to prevent or delay unwanted water into the wellbore, the producing wells are often completed as partially penetrating vertical wells, and more and more horizontal wells have been drilled in recent years in bottom water drive gas reservoirs to reduce water coning and increase productivity. For a well, non-Darcy flow is inherently a near wellbore phenomenon. In spite of the considerable study that non-Darcy behavior of fully penetrating vertical wells, there has been no study of a partially penetrating vertical well or a horizontal well in a gas reservoir with bottom water drive. This paper presents new binomial deliverability equations for partially penetrating vertical gas wells and horizontal gas wells, assuming that only radial flow occurs in the near wellbore non-Darcy’s flow domain. The inflow performance of a vertical gas well is compared with that of a horizontal gas well. The proposed equations can account for the advantages of horizontal gas wells.

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