A new procedure for the determination of well production rates from surface pipeline network and well tubinghead pressure constraints is presented.

The well production rates are calculated using simultaneous modeling of multiphase fluid flow in the reservoir, well perforations, well tubing strings, and surface pipeline network system.

The procedure is implemented in an industrial compositional reservoir simulator. It is applicable for both black-oil and compositional reservoir simulations.

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