As the economic importance of natural gas continues to grow because of its relatively clean output, the exploitation of natural gas wells is of increasing importance in the energy industry. Monitoring of these gas wells is key and the Static Bottom Hole Pressure is an integral parameter when we talk about reservoir/well evaluation. The Static Bottom Hole Pressure is most often acquired through downhole gauge measurements. However, this method is disadvantaged by associated risk and cost of execution.

This paper presents a new method for calculating Static Bottom Hole Pressure. This new model considers the changes in the critical properties in the well in a fine grid segmentation of the well and uses the different values of specific gravity in a numerical simulation that involves a modification to the Cullender and Smith’s Equation that accounts for the variation in gas gravity profile values, fine grid segmentation, and well geometry.

Based on the results obtained, this model was seen to provide a more accurate estimate than the existing methods. The model was tested on 30 wells using the generated software and its results were benchmarked against other exiting models and compared with gauge measurements to validate the error reduction. Error estimation on the model showed that this method gives an average accuracy of 99% with an average absolute error of 0.304%. The results of this work showed that this method was effective in estimating Static Bottom Hole Pressure.

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