Well Production Rate

Definition - What does Well Production Rate mean?

Well Production Rate is the total volume of fluid produced per unit of time. The Well Production Rate of a well helps in analyzing the gross produced fluid, which can be any fluid that comes out of a wellbore. The fluid can bear any composition and may have different characteristics, which can only be tested by conducting a well test. Engineers carry out a well test to determine the scope of an oil well and understand how much oil and gas it can produce.

Petropedia explains Well Production Rate

Well testing procedure helps the drilling crew to analyze the oil reservoir capabilities. Through this test, data such as Well Production Rate, gas oil ratio, flow rate, volumetric flow rate, etc., is identified. The data accumulated for the Well Production Rate determines the gross volume of the produced fluid over a period of time. This period is calculated per unit of time and thus, the produced fluid provides a figurative data as to how much fluid has been produced by the well. The produced fluid is any fluid that is generated by the wellbore. It is also referred to as a treatment fluid.

This definition was written in the context of well testing

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