This work presents a model to investigate the inflow performance relationships (IPR) of horizontal and vertical wells in a multi-well pattern. The model can be used to compute the overall and individual well performances. It is shown that stabilized IPRs may not be sufficient for the evaluation of horizontal well performances due to prolonged transient flow periods. The results presented in this paper clearly indicate that inflow performance of wells in a multi-well pattern is a dynamic concept; and, especially in the prediction of future performances, dynamic rather than static IPR models should be used. [S0195-0738(00)00801-3]

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