Flow Rate Decline and Pressure Transient in the Larderello Geothermal Field


G. Neri

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Larderello, Italy


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The production history of most of the Larderello wells, both the older ones and the recent ones, that we have produced at constant pressure, is characterised by a rapid initial decline. In this study such a decline is interpreted as the consequence of on original flow regime of the "depletion" type being followed by a "diffusion" type regime. Such an interpretation, which does prove consistent with the phenomenology of the geothermal field, was suggested by the results of the analyses of the well-closure tests carried out in the North zone of Larderello and in the Travale field.

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