Ding Zhu


L.F. Peterson '36 Professor


Office: RICH 1011
Phone: 979.458.4522
Email: dingzhu@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

  • General production engineering
  • Well stimulation
    • matrix acidizing
    • acid fracturing
    • hydraulic fracturing
  • Complex well performance
    • horizontal well
    • multilateral well
  • intelligent completion technology
    • downhole monitoring and control
    • distributed temperature and acoustic measurement and interpretation
    • optimization of well performance by downhole flow control equipment

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Excellence in Research Award, Petroleum Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, 2014
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, Petroleum Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, 2013
  • SPE Distinguished Member, 2011
  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer, 2011-2012
  • SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, 2010


  • PhD, Petroleum Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 1992
  • MS, Petroleum Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 1988
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Beijing University of Science & Technology, Beijing, China, 1982

Selected Publications

Lin, J., Hwang, Y, and Zhu, D.: “Predicting Well Performance in Naturally Fractured Reservoir” Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology, 2014

Yoshida, N., Hill, A. D. and Zhu, D.:” Temperature Prediction Model for a Horizontal Well with Multiple Fractures in a Shale Reservoir”, SPE Production and operation, Oct. 2014

Zhang, J., Hill, A. D., and Zhu, D.: “Laboratory Measurement of Hydraulic Fracture Conductivities in the Barnett Shale,” SPE Production and Operation, 2014

Tan, X., Tabatabaei, M., Zhu, D. and Hill, A. D.: “Measurement of Acid Placement with Temperature Profiles,” SPE Production and Operation, 2013

Tabatabaei, M., Zhu, D., and Hill A.D., “Theoretical Basis for Interpretation of Temperature Data During Acidizing Treatment of Horizontal Wells,” SPE Production and Operations, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 168-180, May 2013