Intelligent well technology was developed and commercialized in the 1990s as part of the global industry trend toward improving reservoir management. An intelligent well is a well that is equipped with sensors/ monitoring equipment and completion components that can be remotely adjusted to optimize production. This optimization of production typically involves flow control that takes place downhole via remote control from the surface, without physical intervention.

This paper aims to design and construct an artificial well with a close loop cycle that pressure, temperature and flow rate of the fluids can be monitored and controlled in real time. The height of the artificial well is about 6 meter and the maximum pressure and flow rate in this system is about 3000 psia & 2000 bopd. In this close loop system, pumps and pressure relief valves have been used for supplying pressure and flow rate can be controlled by variable throttle valve. For controlling the pressure and safety of the system, an auxiliary system, for flowing in emergency case, has been designed beside the main one. The outer and inner diameters of the tubes of the main flowing system were 3.5 and 4.25 inch respectively. Devices like electrical motor, pump, check valves and heat exchanger have been used. Once, remote operation has been chosen, the options for system architecture and communication are quite extensive.

In addition, a PVT software that named RNTTM has been developed during this project. This software can facilitate online access to data generated from the sensors, saving them and preparing the archives.

Finally, all the operations in this pilot like monitoring, interpretation and controlling for decision making in real time, that are key elements of the smart wells, can be accomplished in the control room that located far from the artificial well and it can be seen that the value loop of smart well has been closed in this small pilot.

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