Conclusions

Table 1

Input data

Hydraulic conductivity

Storage coefficient

Flow rate of horizontal well

Time of pumping (capture zones)

Time of pumping (drawdown contours)

Aquifer thickness

Horizontal well length

Wellbore radius

Radius of influence of horizontal well Horizontal well eccentricity Regional flow gradient

Results

Half the major axis of drainage ellipse Specific capacity, horizontal well Drawdown in absence of flow gradient

1500

1000

1500

1000

1000

1500

Figure 10 Louisiana chemical plant—aquifer response to horizontal wells. Potentiometric surface contours interval is l ft. Distance scale is in ft. Initial potentiometric surface elevation is 10 ft at origin (SW corner).

1000

1500

Figure 10 Louisiana chemical plant—aquifer response to horizontal wells. Potentiometric surface contours interval is l ft. Distance scale is in ft. Initial potentiometric surface elevation is 10 ft at origin (SW corner).

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