• Professor, Petroleum Engineering
  • McCain Engineering Chair
Ding Zhu

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas at Austin - 1992
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas at Austin - 1988
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Beijing University of Science & Technology - 1982

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

Certifications & Memberships

  • Distinguished Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2011

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Excellence in Research Award, Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering Texas A&M University - 2014
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering Texas A&M University - 2013
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2011-2012
  • Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2010

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