Previous approaches to downhole flow allocation have used traditional nodal analysis software. This paper provides practical experience developing a solution for zonal flow allocation using an advanced completion and near-wellbore (NWB) hydraulics simulator. This solution was implemented in a green field development in the Middle East where three oil-producing wells completed with an intelligent well completion (IWC) system commingle production from multiple reservoirs. These smart wells were installed with interval control valves (ICVs) to control the commingled flow and permanent downhole gauges (PDHGs) to provide real-time pressure and temperature (P/T) data that were used in flow allocation.

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