Well Flow Rate

Definition - What does Well Flow Rate mean?

Well Flow Rate can be defined as the total well production rate or the rate of injection in an oil well. A Flow Test is conducted to measure the total flow rate of an oil well. The main objective of measuring the Well Flow Rate is to determine whether the well is productive or not. The Well Flow Rate helps the drilling engineers to figure out whether the oil production range of an oil well is fair or not. It also helps them to determine any possible changes in the production.

Petropedia explains Well Flow Rate

Well performance is very important in deciding whether an oil well is productive or not. To verify the performance of an oil well, well tests are conducted regularly. Also known as a daily test, the well test helps in examining the Well Flow Rate of individual well. The test can be conducted on a group of wells so as to find out the total flow rate. Different parameters are used to check how productive an oil well is and how long it can produce oil and gas. By conducting the test, the Well Flow Rate helps in determining the daily production range, i.e., oil barrels per day and gas (millions per day).

Both offshore and onshore production wells have different Well Flow Rates that help in determining the average daily production.

This definition was written in the context of well testing

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