Cem Sarica, PhD
Bio
Dr. Cem Sarica is F.H. “Mick” Merelli/Cimarex Energy Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Tulsa (TU), and the director of three industry supported consortia at the TU: Fluid Flow, Paraffin Deposition, and Horizontal Well Artificial Lift Projects. His research interests are production engineering, multiphase flow in pipes, flow assurance and horizontal wells. He has over 150 publications. He holds BS and MS degrees in petroleum engineering from Istanbul Technical University and Ph.D. degree in petroleum engineering from TU. He is a member of Technical Advisory Committee of British Hydrodynamics Research Group (BHRg) Multiphase Production Conferences. He was the Technical Program Chair of BHRg 2008 and 2012 Conferences. He currently serves as a member of SPE Projects, Facilities and Construction Advisory Committee, and a board member of Flow Assurance Section of SPE. He has previously served in several SPE committees and on editorial boards of SPEJ and JERT of ASME. He is the recipient of 2010 SPE International Production and Operations Award. He is recognized as a Distinguished Member of SPE in 2012. He is 2015 recipient of the SPE John Franklin Carll Award. He is also one of the 2015 recipients of the SPE Cedric K. Ferguson. Certificate
Research Interests
Production Engineering
Multiphase Flow in Pipes
Flow Assurance
Horizontal Wells
Teaching Interests
Production Engineering
Multiphase Flow
Flow Assurance
Publications
Journal Articles

Settling and ReEntrainment of Wax Particles in NearGelling Systems. Vol. 64, AIChE Journal, 2018, pp. 76572.

Singh, Amrinder, Ekarit Panacharoensawad, and Cem Sarica. “A Mini PilotScale Flow Loop Experimental Study of Turbulent Flow Wax Deposition by Using a Natural Gas Condensate.” Energy & Fuels 31.3 (2017): 2457–2478. Print.

Soepyan, Frits et al. “A Model Ranking and Uncertainty Propagation Approach for Improving Confidence in Solids Transport Model Predictions.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 151 (2017): 128–142. Print.

Analysis of Roll Wave Characteristics under Low Liquid Loading TwoPhase Flow Conditions. Vol. 63, AIChE Journal, 2017, pp. 3177–3186.

Droplet Entrainment Analysis of ThreePhase Low Liquid Loading Flow. Vol. 89, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2017, pp. 45–56.

Chi, Y., N. Daraboina, and C. Sarica. Effect of the Flow Field on the Wax Deposition and Performance of Wax Inhibitors: Cold Finger and Flow Loop Testing. Vol. 31, Energy & Fuels, 2017, pp. 4915–4924.

Rittirong, Ake, Ekarit Panacharoensawad, and Cem Sarica. “Experimental Study of Paraffin Deposition Under TwoPhase Gas/Oil Slug Flow in Horizontal Pipes.” SPE PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS 32.1 (2017): 99–117. Print.

Modeling Study of ThreePhase Low Liquid Loading Flow in Horizontal Pipes. Vol. 91, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2017, pp. 76–88.

Ersoy, G et al. “ThreePhase GasOilWater Flow in Undulating Pipeline.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (2017): n. pag. Print.

Soedarmo, A., N. Daraboina, and C. Sarica. Validation of Wax Deposition Models With Recent Laboratory Scale Flow Loop Experimental Data. Vol. 149, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2017, pp. 351–366.

Effect of Surfactants on Liquid Loading in Vertical Wells. Vol. 83, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2016, pp. 183–201.

Effects of Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) on ThreePhase Flow Characteristics in NearHorizontal Pipes. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2016.

Soepyan, Frits et al. “Estimation of Percentiles Using the Kriging Method for Uncertainty Propagation.” Computers & Chemical Engineering 93 (2016): 143–159. Print.

Experimental Investigation of ThreePhase LowLiquidLoading Flow. Vol. 5, Oil and Gas Facilities, 2016, pp. 45–56.

Foam Flow in Vertical Gas Wells under Liquid Loading: Critical Velocity and Pressure Drop Prediction. Vol. 87, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2016, pp. 124–135.

Chi, Y., N. Daraboina, and C. Sarica. Investigation of Inhibitors Efficacy in Wax Deposition Mitigation Using a Laboratory Scale Flow Loop. Vol. 62, AIChE Journal, 2016, pp. 4131–4139.

Soedarmo, Auzan et al. “Microscopic Study of Wax Precipitation? Static Conditions.” Energy & Fuels 30.2 (2016): 954–961. Print.

Daraboina, N., A. Soedarmo, and C. Sarica. OTC26973 MICROSCOPIC STUDY OF WAX INHIBITION MECHANISM. 2016.

Positive Frictional Pressure Gradient in Vertical GasHigh Viscosity Oil Slug Flow. Vol. 59, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 2016, pp. 50–61.

Threshold Velocity to Initiate Particle Motion in Horizontal and NearHorizontal Conduits. Vol. 292, Powder Technology, 2016, pp. 272–289.

Ajani, Abdulkamil et al. “Foam Flow in Vertical Gas Wells under Liquid Loading: Critical Velocity and Pressure Drop Prediction.” International Journal of Multiphase Flow 87 (2016): 124–135. Print.

Microscopic Study of Wax Deposition: Mass Transfer Boundary Layer and Deposit Morphology. Vol. 30, Energy and Fuels, 2016, pp. 267486.

Microscopic Study of Wax PrecipitationiStatic Conditions. Vol. 30, Energy and Fuels, 2016, pp. 95461.

A Methodology to Quantify the Uncertainty in Liquid Holdup Measurements With Wire Mesh Sensor. Vol. 46, Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 2015, pp. 18–24.

Feasibility and Evaluation of Surfactants and Gas Lift in Combination As Severe Slugging Suppression Method. SPE Oil and Gas Facilities, 2015.

On the Characteristics of the Roll Waves in gas–liquid StratifiedWavy Flow: A TwoDimensional Perspective. Vol. 65, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 2015, pp. 90–102.

PipeDiameter Effect on Liquid Loading in Vertical Gas Wells. Vol. 30, SPE Production & Operations, 2015, pp. 164–176.

AlSafran, E., C. Kora, and C. Sarica. Prediction of Slug Liquid Holdup in High Viscosity Liquid and Gas TwoPhase Flow in Horizontal Pipes. Vol. 133, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2015, pp. 566–575.

Refined Reconstruction of liquid–gas Interface Structures for Stratified TwoPhase Flow Using WireMesh Sensor. Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 2015.

Wave Characteristics in gas–oil Two Phase Flow and Large Pipe Diameter. Vol. 63, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2014, pp. 93–104.

Soepyan, F., S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, H. Subramani, and G. Kouba. Solids Transport Models Comparison and FineTuning for Horizontal, Low Concentration Flow in SinglePhase Carrier Fluid. Vol. 60, AIChE Journal, 2014, pp. 76–122.

A Mechanistic SlugLiquidHoldup Model for Different Oil Viscosities and PipeInclination Angles. Vol. 29, SPE Production & Operations, 2014, pp. 329–336.

A New Comprehensive Model for Predicting Liquid Loading in Gas Wells. Vol. 29, SPE Production & Operations, 2014, pp. 337–349.

Soepyan, F., S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, H. Subramani, and G. Kouba. Solids Transport Models Comparison and FineTuning for Horizontal, Low Concentration Flow in SinglePhase Carrier Fluid. Vol. 60, AIChE Journal, 2014, pp. 76–122.

Unified Drift Velocity Closure Relationship for Large Bubbles Rising in Stagnant Viscous Fluids in Pipes. Vol. 124, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2014, pp. 359–366.

Shang, W., and C. Sarica. A Model for Temperature Prediction for TwoPhase Oil/Water Stratified Flow. Vol. 135, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2013, p. 032906.

Sarica, C., and C. Dunham. Developing Tools, Practices for Artificial Lift Applications Critical in Horizontal Wells. The American Oil&Gas Reporter, 2013.

Development of a Fast Transient Simulator for gas–liquid TwoPhase Flow in Pipes. Vol. 102, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2013, pp. 27–35.

Experimental Study of HighViscosity oil/water/Gas ThreePhase Flow in Horizontal and Upward Vertical Pipes. Vol. 28, SPE Production & Operations, 2013, pp. 306–316.

Panacharoensawad, E., and C. Sarica. Experimental Study of SinglePhase and TwoPhase WaterinCrudeOil Dispersed Flow Wax Deposition in a Mini PilotScale Flow Loop. Vol. 27, Energy & Fuels, 2013, pp. 5036–5053.

Dwivedi, P., C. Sarica, and W. Shang. Experimental Study on WaxDeposition Characteristics of a Waxy Crude Oil Under SinglePhase TurbulentFlow Conditions. Vol. 2, Oil and Gas Facilities, 2013, pp. 61–73.

Hydrodynamics Model for gas–liquid Stratified Flow in Horizontal Pipes Using Minimum Dissipated Energy Concept. Vol. 108, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2013, pp. 336–341.

Alsafran, E., B. Gokcal, and C. Sarica. Investigation and Prediction of HighViscosity Liquid Effect on TwoPhase Slug Length in Horizontal Pipelines. Vol. 28, SPE Production & Operations, 2013, pp. 296–305.

Soepyan, F., S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, H. Subramani, and G. Kouba. Model Parameter FineTuning and Ranking Methodology to Improve the Accuracy of Threshold Velocity Predictions for Solid Particle Transport. Vol. 110, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2013, pp. 210–224.

AlSarkhi, A., and C. Sarica. MODELING OF THE DROPLET ENTRAINMENT FRACTION IN ADIABATIC GASLIQUID ANNULAR FLOW. Vol. 25, Multiphase Science and Technology, 2013.

Soepyan, F., S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, H. Subramani, and G. Kouba. Quantification and Reduction of Uncertainties for Solids Transport Velocity Predictions at Low Concentrations in NearHorizontal Flow. 2013.

Soepyan, F., S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, H. Subramani, and G. Kouba. Model Parameter FineTuning and Ranking Methodology to Improve the Accuracy of Threshold Velocity Predictions for Solid Particle Transport. Vol. 110, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2013, pp. 210–224.

An Efficient DriftFlux Closure Relationship to Estimate Liquid Holdups of GasLiquid TwoPhase Flow in Pipes. Vol. 5, Energies, 2012, pp. 5294–5306.

Jeyachandra, B., B. Gokcal, A. Sharma, A. AlSarkhi, and C. Sarica. DriftVelocity Closure Relationships for Slug TwoPhase HighViscosity Oil Flow in Pipes. Vol. 17, SPE Journal, 2012, pp. 593–601.

Creek, J., C. Sarica, D. Sloan, and N. Carnahan. Inaugural Symposium of Upstream Engineering and Flow Assurance (UEFA) Forum. Vol. 26, Energy & Fuels, 2012, pp. 3967–3967.

AlSarkhi, A., C. Sarica, and K. Magrini. Inclination Effects on Wave Characteristics in Annular gas–liquid Flows. Vol. 58, AIChE Journal, 2012, pp. 1018–1029.

Magrini, K., C. Sarica, A. AlSarkhi, and H.Q. Zhang. Liquid Entrainment in Annular gas/Liquid Flow in Inclined Pipes. Vol. 17, SPE Journal, 2012, pp. 617–630.

Zhang, H.Q., D. Vuong, and C. Sarica. Modeling HighViscosity Oil/Water Cocurrent Flows in Horizontal and Vertical Pipes. Vol. 17, SPE Journal, 2012, pp. 243–250.

AlSarkhi, A., C. Sarica, and B. Qureshi. Modeling of Droplet Entrainment in CoCurrent Annular TwoPhase Flow: A New Approach. Vol. 39, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2012, pp. 21–28.

Review of HighViscosity Oil Multiphase Pipe Flow. Vol. 26, Energy & Fuels, 2012, pp. 3979–3985.

Sarica, C., and E. Panacharoensawad. Review of Paraffin Deposition Research under Multiphase Flow Conditions. Vol. 26, Energy & Fuels, 2012, pp. 3968–3978.

Soepyan, F., S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, H. Subramani, and C. Energy. Selection of the Optimal Critical Velocity for Sand Transport at Low Concentrations for NearHorizontal Flow. Offshore Technology Conference, 2012, pp. 1–7.

Zhang, H.Q., and C. Sarica. A Model for WettedWall Fraction and Gravity Center of Liquid Film in Gas/Liquid Pipe Flow. Vol. 16, SPE Journal, 2011, pp. 692–697.

AlSarkhi, A., and C. Sarica. Comment on “Correlation of Entrainment for Annular Flow in Horizontal pipes”, by Pan, L., Hanratty, TJ, Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 28 (3),(2002), Pp. 385–408. Vol. 37, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2011, pp. 535–536.

Zhang, H.Q., and C. Sarica. Low Liquid Loading gas/Liquid Pipe Flow. Vol. 3, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2011, pp. 413–422.

Sharma, A., A. AlSarkhi, C. Sarica, and H.Q. Zhang. Modeling of oil–water Flow Using Energy Minimization Concept. Vol. 37, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2011, pp. 326–335.

Sarica, C., H.Q. Zhang, and R. Wilkens. Sensitivity of Slug Flow Mechanistic Models on Slug Length. Vol. 133, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2011, p. 043001.

Yu, T., H.Q. Zhang, M. Li, and C. Sarica. A Mechanistic Model for gas/Liquid Flow in Upward Vertical Annuli. Vol. 25, SPE Production & Operations, 2010, pp. 285–295.

AlSarkhi, A., and C. Sarica. PowerLaw Correlation for TwoPhase Pressure Drop of Gas/Liquid Flows in Horizontal Pipelines. Vol. 5, SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction, 2010, pp. 176–182.

Gokcal, B., A. AlSarkhi, C. Sarica, and E. Alsafran. Prediction of Slug Frequency for High Viscosity Oils in Horizontal Pipes. Vol. 5, SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction, 2010, pp. 13644.

Posluszny, D., K. Klavetter, S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, and H. Subramani. Uncertainty Analysis of Multiphase Flow Modelling: A Case Study for Vertical Flows. Proceedings of the 7th North American Multiphase Technology Conference, 2010, pp. 2–4.

Atmaca, S., C. Sarica, H.Q. Zhang, and A. AlSarkhi. Characterization of Oil Water Flows in Inclined Pipes. Vol. 4, SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction, 2009, pp. 4146.

Gokcal, B., A. AlSarkhi, and C. Sarica. Effects of High Oil Viscosity on Drift Velocity for Horizontal and Upward Inclined Pipes. Vol. 4, SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction, 2009, pp. 32–40.

Ersoy, G., M. Yu, and C. Sarica. “Modeling of Inversion Point for Heavy OilWater Emulsion Systems”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2008.

Wang, Q., C. Sarica, and M. Volk. An Experimental Study on Wax Removal in Pipes With Oil Flow. Vol. 130, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2008, p. 043001.

Couto, G., H. Chen, E. Dellecase, C. Sarica, and M. Volk. An Investigation of TwoPhase oil/Water Paraffin Deposition. Vol. 23, SPE Production & Operations, 2008, pp. 49–55.

Vielma, M., S. Atmaca, C. Sarica, and H.Q. Zhang. Characterization of oil/Water Flows in Horizontal Pipes. Vol. 3, SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction, 2008, pp. 1–21.

Gokcal, B., Q. Wang, H.Q. Zhang, and C. Sarica. Effects of High Oil Viscosity on oil/Gas Flow Behavior in Horizontal Pipes. Vol. 3, SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction, 2008, pp. 1–11.

AlSafran, E., L. Kappos, and C. Sarica. Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Separator Pressure Fluctuation Effect on Terrain Slugging in a Hilly Terrain TwoPhase Flow Pipeline. Vol. 130, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2008, p. 033001.

Sarica, C. Flow Assurance and Control in Petroleum Production and Transport. Vol. 130, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2008, p. 040302.

Zhang, H.Q., and C. Sarica. Unified Modeling of gas/oil/Water Pipe FlowBasic Approaches and Preliminary Validation. Vol. 1, SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction, 2006, pp. 1–7.

Wang, Q., C. Sarica, and T. Chen. An Experimental Study on Mechanics of Wax Removal in Pipeline. Vol. 127, Journal of energy resources technology, 2005, pp. 302–309.

AlSafran, E., C. Sarica, H.Q. Zhang, and J. Brill. Investigation of Slug Flow Characteristics in the Valley of a HillyTerrain Pipeline. Vol. 31, International journal of multiphase flow, 2005, pp. 337–357.

Vicente, R., C. Sarica, and T. Ertekin. A Numerical Model Coupling Reservoir and Horizontal Well Flow Dynamics—Applications in Well Completions, and Production Logging. Vol. 126, Journal of energy resources technology, 2004, pp. 169–176.

Tengesdal, J. O., C. Sarica, and L. Thompson. Severe Slugging Attenuation for Deepwater Multiphase Pipeline and Riser Systems. SPE REPRINT SERIES, 2004, pp. 110–122.

Vicente, R., C. Sarica, and T. Ertekin. “Horizontal Well Design Optimization: A Study of the Parameters Affecting the Productivity and Flux Distribution of a Horizontal Well, SPE 84194”. 2003 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Denver, Colorado, USA, 2003.

Zhang, H.Q., E. AlSafran, S. Jayawardena, C. Redus, C. Sarica, and J. Brill. Modeling of Slug Dissipation and Generation in GasLiquid HillyTerrain Pipe Flow. Vol. 125, Journal of energy resources technology, 2003, pp. 161–168.

Zhang, H.Q., Q. Wang, C. Sarica, and J. Brill. Unified Model for GasLiquid Pipe Flow via Slug dynamics—part 1: Model Development. Vol. 125, Journal of energy resources technology, 2003, pp. 266–273.

Tengesdal, J., C. Sarica, and L. Thompson. “Severe Slugging Attenuation for Deepwater Multiphase Pipeline and Riser Systems”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2002.

Ozkan, E., C. Sarica, and M. Haci. Interpretation of HorizontalWell Production Logs: Influence of Logging Tool. Vol. 17, SPE production & facilities, 2002, pp. 84–90.

Satman, A., M. Onur, I. Mihcakan, E. Ozkan, and C. Sarica. Discussion Of” Equivalency of International Petroleum Engineering Programs”. Vol. 53, Journal of Petroleum Technology, 2001, pp. 26–32.

Jiang, W., C. Sarica, E. Ozkan, and M. Kelkar. Investigation of the Effects of Completion Geometry on SinglePhase Liquid Flow Behavior in Horizontal Wells. Vol. 123, Journal of energy resources technology, 2001, pp. 119–126.

Kaya, A., C. Sarica, and J. Brill. Mechanistic Modeling of TwoPhase Flow in Deviated Wells. Vol. 16, SPE Production & Facilities, 2001, pp. 156–165.

Taitel, Y., C. Sarica, and J. Brill. Slug Flow Modeling for Downward Inclined Pipe Flow: Theoretical Considerations. Vol. 26, International journal of multiphase flow, 2000, pp. 833–844.

Kaya, A., T. Chen, C. Sarica, and J. Brill. Investigation of Transition From Annular to Intermittent Flow in Pipes. Vol. 122, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2000, pp. 2228.

Yuan , H., C. Sarica, and J. Brill. Effect of Perforation Density on Single Phase Liquid Flow Behavior in Horizontal Wells. SPE Production & Facilities, 1999, pp. 203–210.

Tengesdal, J., A. Kaya, and C. Sarica. FlowPattern Transition and Hydrodynamic Modeling of Churn Flow. Vol. 4, SPE Journal, 1999, pp. 342–348.

Ozkan, E., C. Sarica, and M. Haci. Influence of Pressure Drop Along the Wellbore on HorizontalWell Productivity. Vol. 4, SPE Journal, 1999, pp. 288–301.

Marcano, R., X. Chen, C. Sarica, and J. Brill. Study of Slug Characteristics for TwoPhase Horizontal Flow. Vol. 21, Computer Standards & Interfaces, 1999, pp. 118–119.

Tengesdal, J., C. Sarica, Z. Schmidt, and D. Doty. A Mechanistic Model for Predicting Pressure Drop in Vertical Upward TwoPhase Flow. Vol. 121, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 1999, pp. 19.

Ozkan, E., C. Sarica, and M. Haci. “Interpretation of HorizontalWell Production Logs: Influence of Logging Tool”. SPE International Conference on Horizontal Well Technology, 1998, pp. 165–174.

Sarica, C., H. Demir, and J. Brill. An Analysis of Weep Holes As a ProductDetection Device for Underground, Compensated LPGStorage Systems. Vol. 13, SPE production & facilities, 1998, pp. 47–52.

Flores, J., C. Sarica, T. Chen, and J. Brill. Investigation of Holdup and Pressure Drop Behavior for OilWater Flow in Vertical and Deviated Wells. Vol. 120, Journal of energy resources technology, 1998, pp. 8–14.

Flores, J., C. Sarica, T. Chen, and J. Brill. “Investigation of Holdup and Pressure Drop Behavior for OilWater Flow in Vertical and Deviated Wells”. ASME’s ETCE, Vol. 32, 1997, pp. 1079–1082.

Trallero, J., C. Sarica, and J. Brill. A Study of OilWater Flow Patterns in Horizontal Pipes. Vol. 12, SPE Production & Facilities, 1997, pp. 165–172.

An Experimental and Analytical Study of SinglePhase Liquid Flow in a Horizontal Well. Vol. 119, Journal of energy resources technology, 1997, pp. 20–25.

Roumazeilles, P., J. Yang, C. Sarica, X. Chen, J. Wilson, and J. Brill. An Experimental Study on Downward Slug Flow in Inclined Pipes. Vol. 11, SPE Production & Facilities, 1996, pp. 173–178.

Ozkan, E., C. Sarica, M. Haciislamoglu, and R. Raghavan. Effect of Conductivity on Horizontal Well Pressure Behavior. Vol. 3, SPE Advanced Technology Series, 1995, pp. 85–94.

Vigneron, F., C. Sarica, and J. Brill. “Experimental Analysis of Imposed TwoPhase Flow Transients in Horizontal Pipelines”. BHRG 7th International Conference, Multiphase, Vol. 95, 1995, pp. 199–217.

Ozkan, E., C. Sarica, M. Haciislamoglu, and R. Raghavan. Supplement to SPE 24683: Effect of Conductivity on Horizontal Well Pressure Behavior. Vol. 30230, paper SPE, 1995.

Ansari, A., N. Sylvester, C. Sarica, O. Shoham, and J. Brill. A Comprehensive Mechanistic Model for Upward TwoPhase Flow in Wellbores. Vol. 9, Old Production & Facilities, 1994, pp. 143–151.

Sarica, C., and O. Shoham. A Simplified Transient Model for PipelineRiser Systems. Vol. 46, Chemical engineering science, 1991, pp. 2167–2179.

Sarica, C., and A. Satman. Equations of States in Petroleum Engineering. PETROL, 1986, pp. 3–12.
Conference Proceedings

Daraboina, N., J. Agarwal, S. Ravichandran, and C. Sarica. “Effect of Hydrodynamic Parameters on the Wax Mass Density: Scale Up from Laboratory Flow Loop to Crude Production Pipelines”. Offshore Technology Conference, 2017.

“Experimental Investigation of Severe Slugging Control by Surfactant Injection”. Offshore Technology Conference, 2017.

“A Methodology of End of Tubing EOT Location Optimization for Horizontal Shale Gas Wells With and Without Deliquification”. SPE North America Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, 2016.

“A Novel Analysis to Detect When and Where Liquid Loading Occurs in Horizontal Gas WellsCase Studies”. SPE North America Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, 2016.

“A Statistical Evaluation of Slug Frequency Models for AirWater Flow in 6In. ID Near Horizontal Pipes”. 10th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, 2016.

“Defining the Artificial Lift System Selection Guidelines for Horizontal Wells”. SPE North America Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, 2016.

“Effect of High Oil Viscosity on OilGas Flow Behavior in Vertical Downward Pipes”. 10th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, 2016.

“Effect of Well Trajectory on Liquid Removal in Horizontal Gas Wells”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2016.

“End of Tubing EOT Placement Effects on the TwoPhase Flow Behavior in Horizontal Wells: Experimental Study”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2016.

“Existence of Severe Slugging in ToeUp Horizontal Gas Wells”. SPE North America Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, 2016.

Daraboina, N., A. Soedarmo, and C. Sarica. “Microscopic Study of Wax Inhibition Mechanism”. Offshore Technology Conference, 2016.

Zheng, W., H.Q. Zhang, and C. Sarica. “Unified Model of Heat Transfer in Gas/Oil/Water Pipe Flow”. SPE Latin America and Caribbean Heavy and Extra Heavy Oil Conference, 2016.

“Well Trajectory Effect on Slug Flow Development”. 10th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, 2016.

“An Experimental Study of Low Liquid Loading in Inclined Pipes from 90° to 45°”. SPE Production and Operations Symposium, 2015.

Rittirong, A., E. Panacharoensawad, and C. Sarica. “An Experimental Study of Paraffin Deposition under TwoPhase GasOil Slug Flow in Horizontal Pipes”. Offshore Technology Conference, 2015.

“Downhole Venturi Nozzles and Foam Application: A Novel Artificial Lift Method”. SPE Production and Operations Symposium, 2015.

“Experimental Study of Drop Size Distribution for AirOil TwoPhase Flow in Large Diameter Pipe”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2015.

“Experimental Study on the Onset of Intermittent Flow and PseudoSlug Characteristics in Upward Inclined Pipes”. 17th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, 2015.

“Liquid Loading of Highly Deviated Gas Wells from 60° to 88°”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2015.

Golchha, A., C. Sarica, and R. Venkatesan. “Settling of Wax Particles in NearGelling Systems Under Quiescent Conditions”. Offshore Technology Conference, 2015.

Panacharoensawad, E., and C. Sarica. “Wax Deposit Surface Characteristic under SinglePhase and WaterinCrudeOil Flow Conditions”. Offshore Technology Conference, 2014.

Soepyan, F., S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, H. Subramani, G. Kouba, and H. Gao. “Confidence in Critical Velocity Predictions for Solids Transport”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2014.

Soepyan, F., S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, H. Gao, H. Subramani, and G. Kouba. “The Use of Single ContinuousPhase Solids Transport Models for NearHorizontal Stratified liquid/Gas Flow”. 9th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, 2014.

“CFD Simulations of Low Liquid Loading Multiphase Flow in Horizontal Pipelines”. ASME 2014 4th Joint USEuropean Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting Collocated With the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, 2014, pp. V002T06A011–V002T06A011.

Soepyan, F., S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, H. Subramani, G. Kouba, and H. Gao. “Confidence in Critical Velocity Predictions for Solids Transport”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2014.

“Experimental Study To Characterize Slug Flow for Medium Oil Viscosities in Horizontal Pipes”. 9th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, 2014.

Sarica, C., P. Begen, E. Pereyra, and G. Kouba. “Feasibility of Surfactants As Severe Slugging Suppression Agents”. 9th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, 2014.

Refined Reconstruction of LiquidGas Interface Structures for OilGas Stratified TwoPhase Flow Using WireMesh Sensor. 5th International Workshop on Process Tomography, Jeju, South Korea, 16th–18th September, 2014.

“SpatioTemporal Features of AirOil Interface for StratifiedWavy Two Phase Flow in Horizontal Pipes With a 6Inch Diameter”. 9th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, BHRG, 2014.

Singh, A., P. Singh, H. LEE, and C. Sarica. “Study the Effect of Condensate TieBack on Wax Deposition in an Indonesian Offshore Crude Oil Pipeline”. Offshore Technology Conference, 2014.

Soepyan, F., S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, H. Gao, H. Subramani, and G. Kouba. “The Use of Single ContinuousPhase Solids Transport Models for NearHorizontal Stratified liquid/Gas Flow”. 9th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, 2014.

“A Mechanistic Slug Liquid Holdup Model for Wide Ranges of Liquid Viscosity and Pipe Inclination Angle”. Offshore Technology Conference, 2013.

“A Simplified Slug Flow Model for Highly Viscous OilGas Flow in Horizontal Pipes.”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2013.

“An Experimental Study on Liquid Loading of Vertical and Deviated Gas Wells”. SPE Production and Operations Symposium, 2013.

“Effect of Medium Oil Viscosity on Two Phase Oil Gas Flow Behavior in Horizontal Pipes”. Offshore Technology Conference, 2013.

Ersoy, G., E. AlSafran, C. Sarica, and H.Q. Zhang. “Multiphase Simulator Performance in ThreePhase Undulating Pipeline”. 16th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, 2013.

“Pipe Diameter Effect on Liquid Loading in Vertical Gas Wells”. SPE Production and Operations Symposium, 2013.

AlSafran, E., C. Kora, and C. Sarica. “Prediction of Liquid Volume Fraction in Slugs in TwoPhase Horizontal Pipe Flow With High Viscosity Liquid”. 16th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, 2013.

Soepyan, F., S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, H. Subramani, and G. Kouba. Quantification and Reduction of Uncertainties for Solids Transport Velocity Predictions at Low Concentrations in NearHorizontal Flow. 2013.

Cremaschi, S., C. Sarica, H. Subramani, F. Soepyan, and G. Kouba. “Quantification and Reduction of Uncertainties for Solids Transport Velocity Predictions at Low Concentrations in NearHorizontal Flow”. Offshore Technology Conference, 2013.

“Effects of Inclination on Flow Characteristics of High Viscosity Oil/Gas Two Phase Flow”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2012.

Mirazizi, H., W. Shang, and C. Sarica. “Experimental Investigation of Paraffin Deposition Under Turbulent Flow Conditions”. 8th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, 2012.

Karamimirazizi, H., W. Shang, and C. Sarica. “Paraffin Deposition Analysis for Crude Oils under Turbulent Flow Conditions”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2012.

Soepyan, F., S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, H. Subramani, and C. Energy. Selection of the Optimal Critical Velocity for Sand Transport at Low Concentrations for NearHorizontal Flow. Offshore Technology Conference, 2012, pp. 1–7.

“Stratified Flow For Downward Highly Viscous TwoPhase Flow”. 8th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, 2012.

Klavetter, K., D. Posluszny, J. Warr, S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, and H. Subramani. “Uncertainty Analysis of Multiphase Flow Models: A Comparison of Three Propagation Approaches”. 8th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, 2012.

Soepyan, B., S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, and H. Subramani. “Selection of the Optimal Critical Velocity for Sand Transport at Low Concentrations for NearHorizontal Flow”. Offshore Technology Conference, 2012.

Klavetter, K., D. Posluszny, J. Warr, S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, and H. Subramani. “Uncertainty Analysis of Multiphase Flow Models: A Comparison of Three Propagation Approaches”. 8th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, 2012.

Gonccalves, M., S. Pinho, J. Montesanti, W. Shang, and C. Sarica. “A Case Study of ScaleUp of Wax Deposition Model Predictions Using Flow Loop Wax Deposition Data for Pipeline Design”. 15th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, 2011.

Makogon, T., D. Estanga, and C. Sarica. “A New Passive Technique for Severe Slugging Attenuation”. 15th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, 2011.

AlSafran, E., B. Gokcal, and C. Sarica. “Analysis and Prediction of Heavy Oil TwoPhase Slug Length in Horizontal Pipelines”. SPE Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, 2011.

Kora, C., C. Sarica, H.Q. Zhang, A. AlSarkhi, and E. AlSafran. “Effects of High Oil Viscosity on Slug Liquid Holdup in Horizontal Pipes”. Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference, 2011.

Ersoy, G., C. Sarica, E. AlSafran, and H.Q. Zhang. “Experimental Investigation of ThreePhase GasOilWater Slug Flow Evolution in HillyTerrain Pipelines”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2011.

“Experiments and Model Assessment on HighViscosity Oil/Water Inclined Pipe Flows”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2011.

Singh, A., H. Lee, P. Singh, and C. Sarica. “Flow Assurance: Validation of Wax Deposition Models Using Field Data from a Subsea Pipeline”. Offshore Technology Conference, 2011.

AlSafran, E., B. Gokcal, and C. Sarica. “High Viscosity Liquid Effect on TwoPhase Slug Length in Horizontal Pipes”. 15th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, 2011.

BenMansour, R., A. Alsarkhi, A. Sharma, B. Jeyachandra, C. Sarica, and B. Gokcal. “Effect of Pipe Diameter and High Oil Viscosity on Drift Velocity for Horizontal Pipes”. 7th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, 2010.

Akhiyarov, D., H.Q. Zhang, and C. Sarica. “HighViscosity OilGas Flow in Vertical Pipe”. Offshore Technology Conference, 2010.

Zhang, H.Q., D. Vuong, and C. Sarica. “Modeling HighViscosity oil/Water Flows in Horizontal and Vertical Pipes”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2010.

Shang, W., and C. Sarica. “Temperature Prediction for TwoPhase Oil/Water Stratified Flow”. 7th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, 2010.

Posluszny, D., K. Klavetter, S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, and H. Subramani. Uncertainty Analysis of Multiphase Flow Modelling: A Case Study for Vertical Flows. Proceedings of the 7th North American Multiphase Technology Conference, 2010, pp. 2–4.

Posluszny, D., K. Klavetter, S. Cremaschi, C. Sarica, and H. Subramani. “Uncertainty Analysis of Multiphase Flow Modelling: A Case Study for Vertical Flows”. 7th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, 2010.

Dong, H., H.Q. Zhang, and C. Sarica. “An Experimental Study of Low Liquid Loading GasOilWater Flow in Horizontal Pipes”. 14th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, 2009.

Zhang, H.Q., J. Brill, and C. Sarica. “An Overhead Receiver for Capture, ReFormation, Storage and Transportation of Gas Hydrates Produced from Deepwater Sediments”. Offshore Technology Conference, 2009.

Vuong, D., H.Q. Zhang, C. Sarica, and M. Li. “Experimental Study on High Viscosity oil/Water Flow in Horizontal and Vertical Pipes”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2009.

AlSarkhi, A., and C. Sarica. “New Dimensionless Parameters and a Power Law Correlation for Pressure Drop of GasLiquid Flows in Horizontal Pipelines”. 14th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, 2009.

Ersoy, G., M. Yu, and C. Sarica. “Modeling of Inversion Point for Heavy OilWater Emulsion Systems”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2008.

Zhang, H.Q., J. Brill, and C. Sarica. “A Method of Harvesting Gas Hydrates from Marine Sediments”. 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates, 2008.

Bruno, A., C. Sarica, H. Chen, and M. Volk. “Paraffin Deposition During the Flow of WaterinOil and OilinWater Dispersions in Pipes”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2008.

Ricordeau, A., C. Sarica, and A. Mathieu. “Development Of Tuwax As A CapeOpen Compliant Process Modelling Environment”. 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting, 2007.

AlSafran, E., and C. Sarica. “Experimental Investigation of TwoPhase Flow Behavior at the Top Elbow of a Hill Configuration in a HillyTerrain Pipeline”. 13th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, 2007.

Keskin, C., H.Q. Zhang, and C. Sarica. “Identification and Classification of New ThreePhase Gas/Oil/Water Flow Patterns”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2007.

Alsafran, E., C. Sarica, H.Q. Zhang, and J. Brill. “Mechanistic/Probabilistic Modeling of Slug Initiation in a Lower Elbow of a HillyTerrain Pipeline”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2006.

Hernandez, O., M. Volk, E. DelleCase, C. Sarica, J. Brill, and N. McMullen. “Stratified gas–liquid–solid Flow modeling—application to Hydrate Slurry Flow”. Proceedings of the 5th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. Banff, 2006.

Fan, Y., Q. Wang, H.Q. Zhang, C. Sarica, and T. Danielson. “A Model to Predict Liquid Holdup and Pressure Gradient of NearHorizontal WetGas Pipelines”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2005.

Hossain, M., C. Sarica, H.Q. Zhang, L. Rhyne, and K. Greenhill. “Assessment and Development of Heavy Oil Viscosity Correlations”. SPE International Thermal Operations and Heavy Oil Symposium, 2005.

Manabe, R., Q. Wang, H.Q. Zhang, C. Sarica, and J. Brill. “A Mechanistic Heat Transfer Model for Horizontal TwoPhase Flow”. Proceedings of the 4th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, Banff, Canada, 2004, pp. 3–4.

Zhang, H.Q., Q. Wang, C. Sarica, and J. Brill. “Unified Model of Heat Transfer in GasLiquid Pipe Flow”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2004.

Tengesdal, J., L. Thompson, and C. Sarica. “A Design Approach For‘ SelfLifting’ Method to Eliminate Severe Slugging in Offshore Production Systems”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2003.

Manabe, R., Q. Wang, H.Q. Zhang, C. Sarica, and J. Brill. “A Mechanistic Heat Transfer Model for Vertical TwoPhase Flow”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2003.

Hernandez, O., C. Sarica, J. Brill, M. Volk, E. DelleCase, and J. CREEK. “Effect of Flow Regime, Temperature Gradient and Shear Stripping in SinglePhase Paraffin Deposition”. BHRG Multiphase Technology Conference, San Remo, Italy, 2003.

Hernandez, O., H. Hensley, C. Sarica, J. Brill, M. Volk, and E. DelleCase. “Improvements in SinglePhase Paraffin Deposition Modeling”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2003.

Alsafran, E., C. Sarica, H.Q. Zhang, and J. Brill. “Probabilistic/Mechanistic Modeling of Slug Length Distribution in a Horizontal Pipeline”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2003.

Tengesdal, J., C. Sarica, and L. Thompson. “Severe Slugging Attenuation for Deepwater Multiphase Pipeline and Riser Systems”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2002.

Vicente, R., C. Sarica, and T. Ertekin. “A TwoPhase Model Coupling Reservoir and Horizontal Well Flow Dynamics”. SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference, 2001.

Vicente, R., C. Sarica, and T. Ertekin. “An Investigation of Horizontal Well Completions Using a TwoPhase Model Coupling Reservoir and Horizontal Well Flow Dynamics”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2001.

Sarica, C., and J. Tengesdal. “A New Technique to Eliminate Severe Slugging in pipeline/Riser Systems”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2000.

Vicente, R., C. Sarica, and T. Ertekin. “A Numerical Model Coupling Reservoir and Horizontal Well Flow Dynamics: Transient Behavior of SinglePhase Liquid and Gas Flow”. SPE/CIM International Conference on Horizontal Well Technology, 2000.

Tang, Y., E. Ozkan, M. Kelkar, C. Sarica, and T. Yildiz. “Performance of Horizontal Wells Completed With Slotted Liners and Perforations”. SPE/CIM International Conference on Horizontal Well Technology, 2000.

Yuan, H., C. Sarica, H.Q. Zhang, and J. Brill. Characterization of Slug Dissipation in Downward Flow. Vol. 35, BHR GROUP CONFERENCE SERIES PUBLICATION, 1999, pp. 119–132.

Kaya, A., C. Sarica, and J. Brill. “Comprehensive Mechanistic Modeling of TwoPhase Flow in Deviated Wells”. SPE Annual Technical Conference, 1999.

Meng, W., X. Chen, G. Kouba, C. Sarica, and J. Brill. “Experimental Study of Low Liquid Loading GasLiquid Flow in NearHorizontal Pipes”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 1999.

Ozkan, E., C. Sarica, and M. Haci. “Interpretation of HorizontalWell Production Logs: Influence of Logging Tool”. SPE International Conference on Horizontal Well Technology, 1998, pp. 165–174.

Yuan, H., C. Sarica, and J. Brill. “Effect of Completion Geometry and Phasing on SinglePhase Liquid Flow Behavior in Horizontal Wells”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 1998.

Flores, J., C. Sarica, T. Chen, and J. Brill. “Investigation of Holdup and Pressure Drop Behavior for OilWater Flow in Vertical and Deviated Wells”. ASME’s ETCE, Vol. 32, 1997, pp. 1079–1082.

Flores, J., T. Chen, and J. Brill. “Characterization of OilWater Flow Patterns in Vertical and Deviated Wells”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 1997.

Yang, J., C. Sarica, X. Chen, and J. Brill. “A Study of Intermittent Flow in Downward Inclined Pipes”. 1996 International Congress & Exposition IMECE, 1996.

Sarica, C., F. Vigneron, and J. Brill. “Effects of Inlet Flow Rate Changes on TwoPhase Stratified Flow in Horizontal Pipelines”. The 1996 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. Part 1(of 2), San Diego, CA, USA, 07/0711/96, 1996, pp. 681–687.

Sarica, C., M. Haciislamoglu, R. Raghavan, and J. Brill. “Influence of Wellbore Hydraulics on Pressure Behavior and Productivity of Horizontal Gas Wells”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 1994.

Adewumi, M., S. Tian, J. Brill, X. Cai, C. Sarica, and N. Azlan. “PCB Migration in Natural Gas Pipelines”. PSIG Annual Meeting, 1993.

Sarica, C., O. Shoham, J. Brill, and Y. Taitel. “Transient Analysis of Point Arguello Gas Pipeline Behavior”. SPE Production Operations Symposium, 1991.

Sarica, C., O. Shoham, and J. Brill. “TwoPhase Flow in LowVelocity Hilly Terrain Pipelines”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 1991.

Shoham, O., and J. Brill. “A New Approach for Finger Storage Slug Catcher Design”. Offshore Technology Conference, 1990.
Technical Reports

Sarica, C., and H.Q. Zhang. Development of Next Generation Multiphase Pipe Flow Prediction Tools. University Of Tulsa, 2006.
Journal Article Reviews

AlSarkhi, A., and C. Sarica. Comment On: “Droplet Entrainment Correlation in Vertical Upward CoCurrent Annular TwoPhase flow”, by Sawant, P., Ishii, M., Mori, M., Nuclear Engineering and Design 238 1342–1352 (2008). Vol. 241, Nuclear Engineering and Design, 2011, pp. 33578.
Other

Sarica, C. TwoPhase Flow in Low Velocity Terrain Pipelines. University of Tulsa, 1990.
Courses Taught
 Research and Thesis
 Residency
 Advanced Production Design
 Research and Dissertation
Professional Affiliations
 Society of Petroleum Engineers
Awards & Honors
 Outstanding Editor
 ASME Jacobson Best Paper Award
 Eminent Reviewer
 ASME Certificate of Appreciation
 Top 25 papers published in International Journal of Multiphase Flow in 2012
 SPE Distinguished Membership Award
 SPE International Production and Operations Award
 Chevron Fellowship
 Top 20 Science & Engineering Professors in Oklahoma
 The Cedric K. Ferguson Certificate
 The John Franklin Carll Award
 BHRg Best Paper Award