This paper presents a gas field development model that combines certain facets of previously published ones. The manner of combination has required the development and use of some new and some little-known relationships, permitted accurate future performance predictions, eliminated several of the simplifying assumptions that might introduce gross inaccuracies, and removed the necessity of referring to plotted curves. This model which was designed for microcomputer solution, permits the analytical prediction of a gas field to meet a gas sales contract length and rate, based on reservoir capacity, individual well and equipment capacity, and the state of depletion of the reservoir as predicted by material balance. Based on the model predictions, recommendations concerning drilling and completion schedule of additional infill wells and the need for compression facilities, to meet the gas sales contract, have been made.

You can access this article if you purchase or spend a download.