• 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

  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University - 2019
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2018-2019
  • Excellence in Teaching Faculty Award, Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University - 2017
  • Completions Optimization and Technology Award, Society of Petroleum Engineers - 2016
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering students, Texas A&M University - 2015

Selected Publications

  • Leggett, S.E, Zhu, D., and Hill, A.D. 2021. Thermal Effects on Far-Field Distributed Acoustic Strain-Rate Sensors. Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi: 10.2118/205178-PA
  • Sakaida, Shohei , Zhu, Ding , and A. D. Hill. 2021. Completion Effects on Diagnosing Multistage Facture Treatments with Distributed Temperature Sensing. SPE Prod & Oper 36: 160–173. doi: 10.2118/201604-PA
  • Zhang, S., and Zhu, D. 2020. Inversion of Downhole Temperature Measurements in Multistage-Fracturing Stimulation of Horizontal Wells in Unconventional Reservoirs. Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi: 10.2118/187322-PA
  • Pakhotina, J., Sakaida, S., Zhu, D., and Hill, A.D. 2020. Diagnosing Multistage Fracture Treatments with Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensors. SPE Prod & Oper 35: 0852–0864. doi: 10.2118/199723-PA
  • Palharini Schwalbert, M., Aljawad, M.S., Hill, A.D., and Zhu, D. 2020. Decision Criterion for Acid-Stimulation Method in Carbonate Reservoirs: Matrix Acidizing or Acid Fracturing? SPE Journal 25: 2296–2318. doi: 10.2118/199236-PA