Ding Zhu

Professor

L.F. Peterson '36 Professor

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Office: RICH 501F
Phone: 979.458.4522
Email: dingzhu@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

Dr. Zhu’s main research areas include general production engineering, well stimulation (matrix acidizing, acid fracturing and hydraulic fracturing), complex well performance (horizontal well and multilateral well), and intelligent completion technology (downhole monitoring and control, distributed temperature and acoustic measurement and interpretation, optimization of well performance by downhole flow control equipment). Dr. Zhu has been a PI for DOE funded project in intelligent well technology, and RPSEA funded project in fracture conductivity in shale formation, She also is a Co-PI for JIPs in acid stimulation research program and acid fracture research program.

 

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
  • Outstanding Associate Editor, SPE Production and Facilities, 2012
  • SPE Distinguished Member, 2011
  • Association of Former Students College-Level Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2011-2012
  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer, 2011-2012
  • BP Teaching Excellence Award, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2010-2011
  • SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, 2010
  • The Texas A&M University System Student Led Award for Teaching Excellence, 2008 and 2009
  • Chevron Faculty Fellow, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2008-2009
  • Outstanding Technical Editor, SPE Production and Facilities, Oct. 2007

Education

  • 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

Ouyang, L., Yango, T., Zhu, D., and Hill, A. D., “Theoretical and Experimental Modeling of Residual Gel Filter Cake Displacement in Propped Fractures,” SPE Production and Operation, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 363-370, November 2012

Tabatabaei, M. and Zhu, D., “Fracture Stimulation Diagnostics in Horizontal Wells Using Distributed-Temperature-Sensing Technology,” SPE Production and Operation, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp.356-362, November 2012

Tan, X., Tabatabaei, M., Zhu, D., and Hill, A.D, “Diagnosis of Acid Placement From Temperature Profiles,” SPE Production and Operations, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 284-293, August 2012

Deng, J., Mou, J., Zhu, D., and Hill, A. D., “A New Correlation of Acid-Fracture Conductivity Subject to Closure Stress,” SPE Production and Operations, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 158-169, May 2012

W. Sui, C. Economides, D. Zhu, and A. D. Hill, “Determining Multilayer Formation Properties From Transient Temperature and Pressure Measurements,” Petroleum Science and Technology, Vol. 30, Issue 7, Taylor and Francis Group, LLC, February 2012

Furui, K., Burton, R. C., Burkhead D. W., N.A. Abdelmalek, N. A., Hill, A. D., Zhu, D., and Nozaki, M., “A Comprehensive Model of High-Rate Matrix-Acid Stimulation for Long Horizontal Wells in Carbonate Reservoirs: Part I--Scaling Up Core-Level Acid Wormholing to Field Treatments,” SPE Journal, Vol 17, No. 1, March 2012

Li, Z. and Zhu, D., “Understanding the Roles of Inflow-Control Devices in Optimizing Horizontal-Well Performance,” SPE Drilling and Completion, Vol. 26, No. 3, September 2011

Li, Z., Yin, J., Zhu, D., and Datta-Gupta, A., “Downhole Temperature Measurement to Assist Reservoir Optimization,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, June 2011