Hong-Quan Zhang, PhD

Hong-Quan Zhang, PhD
Williams Professor of Petroleum Engineering
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Petroleum Engineering
918-631-5142 North Campus

Education

PhD – Tianjin University MS – Xi’an Jiaotong University BS – Xi’an Jiaotong University

Research Interests

Artificial Lift
Multiphase Flow in Wells and Pipelines
Heat and Mass Transfer
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Heavy Oil and Emulsion Rheology
Oil and Gas Production
Flow Assurance

Teaching Interests

Production Engineering
Advanced Production Design
Transient Multiphase Production Design
Multiphase Flow Modeling
Artificial Lift
Flow Assurance

Publications

Journal Articles

  • ZhuJ., ZhuH., and ZhangJ. A Numerical Study on Flow Patterns Inside an Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) and Comparison With Visualization Experiments. Vol. 173, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2019, pp. 339-50.
  • ZhuJ., ZhangJ., CaoG., ZhaoQ., and PengJ. Modeling Flow Pattern Transitions in Electrical Submersible Pump under Gassy Flow Conditions. Vol. 180, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2019, pp. 471-84.
  • ZhuJ., ZhuH., CaoG., ZhangJ., BanjarH., and ZhangH.-Q. A New Mechanistic Model to Predict Boosting Pressure of Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESPs) under High-Viscosity Fluid Flow With Validations by Experimental Data. SPE Journal, 2019.
  • ZhangH.-Q., and MaZ. Stability and Tilting of Regional Water Cycle over Tarim Basin. Vol. 379, Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, 2018, pp. 31-36.
  • ZhuJ., ZhuH., WangZ., ZhangJ., CuamatziR., and MartinezA. Surfactant Effect on Air/Water Flow in a Multistage Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP). Vol. 98, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 2018, pp. 95-111.
  • ZhuJ., GuoX., and LiangF. Experimental Study and Mechanistic Modeling of Pressure Surging in Electrical Submersible Pump. Vol. 45, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2017, pp. 625-36.
  • Zhu, jianjun. Numerical Study on Electrical-Submersible-Pump Two-Phase Performance and Bubble-Size Modeling. SPE Production & Operations, 2017, pp. 267-78.
  • WangZ., LiJ., ZhangH.- quan, LiuY., and LiW. Treatment on Oil/Water Gel Deposition Behavior in Non-Heating Gathering and Transporting Process With Polymer Flooding Wells. Vol. 76, Environ Earth Science, 2017, p. 326.
  • ZhuJ., BanjarH., XiaZ., and ZhangH.- quan. CFD Simulation and Experimental Study of Oil Viscosity Effect on Multi-Stage Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) Performance. Vol. 146, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2016, pp. 735-4.
  • ZhuJ., and ZhangH.- quan. Mechanistic Modeling and Numerical Simulation of In-Situ Gas Void Fraction Inside ESP Impeller. Vol. 36, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2016, pp. 144-5.
  • GuH., ChenQ., and WangH. Condensation of a Hydrocarbon in the Presence of a Non-Condensable Gas: Heat and Mass Transfer. Vol. 91, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2015, pp. 938-45.
  • A Mechanistic Slug-Liquid-Holdup Model for Different Oil Viscosities and Pipe-Inclination Angles. Vol. 29, SPE Production & Operations, 2014, pp. 329–336.
  • ChenX., TsangY., ZhangH.- quan, and ChenX. Pressure-Wave Propagation Technique for Blockage Detection in Subsea Flowlines. Vol. 5, International Journal of Microscale and Nanoscale Thermal and Fluid Transport Phenomena, 2014, pp. 257-78.
  • Experimental Study of High-Viscosity oil/water/Gas Three-Phase Flow in Horizontal and Upward Vertical Pipes. Vol. 28, SPE Production & Operations, 2013, pp. 306–316.
  • Liquid Entrainment in Annular gas/Liquid Flow in Inclined Pipes. Vol. 17, SPE Journal, 2012, pp. 617–630.
  • Modeling High-Viscosity Oil/Water Cocurrent Flows in Horizontal and Vertical Pipes. Vol. 17, SPE Journal, 2012, pp. 243–250.
  • Review of High-Viscosity Oil Multiphase Pipe Flow. Vol. 26, Energy & Fuels, 2012, pp. 3979–3985.
  • A Model for Wetted-Wall Fraction and Gravity Center of Liquid Film in Gas/Liquid Pipe Flow. Vol. 16, SPE Journal, 2011, pp. 692–697.
  • Low Liquid Loading gas/Liquid Pipe Flow. Vol. 3, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2011, pp. 413–422.
  • Modeling of oil–water Flow Using Energy Minimization Concept. Vol. 37, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2011, pp. 326–335.
  • Sensitivity of Slug Flow Mechanistic Models on Slug Length. Vol. 133, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2011, p. 043001.
  • A Mechanistic Model for gas/Liquid Flow in Upward Vertical Annuli. Vol. 25, SPE Production & Operations, 2010, pp. 285–295.
  • Characterization of Oil Water Flows in Inclined Pipes. Vol. 4, SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction, 2009, pp. 41-46.
  • Characterization of oil/Water Flows in Horizontal Pipes. Vol. 3, SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction, 2008, pp. 1–21.
  • Effects of High Oil Viscosity on oil/Gas Flow Behavior in Horizontal Pipes. Vol. 3, SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction, 2008, pp. 1–11.
  • Unified Modeling of gas/oil/Water Pipe Flow-Basic Approaches and Preliminary Validation. Vol. 1, SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction, 2006, pp. 1–7.
  • Investigation of Slug Flow Characteristics in the Valley of a Hilly-Terrain Pipeline. Vol. 31, International journal of multiphase flow, 2005, pp. 337–357.
  • Modeling of Slug Dissipation and Generation in Gas-Liquid Hilly-Terrain Pipe Flow. Vol. 125, Journal of energy resources technology, 2003, pp. 161–168.
  • Unified Model for Gas-Liquid Pipe Flow via Slug dynamics—part 1: Model Development. Vol. 125, Journal of energy resources technology, 2003, pp. 266–273.
  • MatzainB., ApteM., ZhangH.- quan, VolkM., BrillJ., and CreekJ. Investigation of Paraffin Deposition During Multiphase Flow in Pipelines and Wellbores – Part 1: Experiments. Vol. 124, ASME J. Energy Resources Technology, 2002, pp. 180-6.
  • ApteM., MatzainB., ZhangH.- quan, VolkM., BrillJ., and CreekJ. Investigation of Paraffin Deposition During Multiphase Flow in Pipelines and Wellbores – Part 2: Modeling. Vol. 123, ASME J. Energy Resources Technology, 2001, pp. 150-7.
  • ZhangH.-Q., YuanH., RedusC., and BrillJ. Observations of Slug Dissipation in Downward Flow. Vol. 122, ASME J. Energy Resources Technology, 2000, pp. 110-4.
  • ChenX., ZhangH.- quan, RedusC., and BrillJ. Pressure Loss/Gain Boundary of Gas-Liquid Downward Flow in Inclined and Vertical Pipes. Vol. 122, ASME J. Energy Resources Technology, 2000, pp. 83-87.
  • ZhangH.-Q., JayawardenaS., RedusC., and BrillJ. Slug Dynamics in Gas-Liquid Pipe Flow. Vol. 122, ASME J. Energy Resources Technology, 2000, pp. 14-21.
  • ZhangH.-Q., FeyU., NoackB., KoenigM., and EckelmannH. On the Transition of the Cylinder Wake. Vol. 7, Physics of Fluids, 1995, p. 779.

Conference Proceedings

  • “Unified Model of Heat Transfer in Gas/Oil/Water Pipe Flow”. SPE Latin America and Caribbean Heavy and Extra Heavy Oil Conference, 2016.
  • “A Mechanistic Slug Liquid Holdup Model for Wide Ranges of Liquid Viscosity and Pipe Inclination Angle”. Offshore Technology Conference, 2013.
  • “Multiphase Simulator Performance in Three-Phase Undulating Pipeline”. 16th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, 2013.
  • “Effects of Inclination on Flow Characteristics of High Viscosity Oil/Gas Two Phase Flow”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2012.
  • “Effects of High Oil Viscosity on Slug Liquid Holdup in Horizontal Pipes”. Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference, 2011.
  • “Experimental Investigation of Three-Phase Gas-Oil-Water Slug Flow Evolution in Hilly-Terrain Pipelines”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2011.
  • “Experiments and Model Assessment on High-Viscosity Oil/Water Inclined Pipe Flows”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2011.
  • “High-Viscosity Oil-Gas Flow in Vertical Pipe”. Offshore Technology Conference, 2010.
  • “Modeling High-Viscosity oil/Water Flows in Horizontal and Vertical Pipes”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2010.
  • “An Experimental Study of Low Liquid Loading Gas-Oil-Water Flow in Horizontal Pipes”. 14th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, 2009.
  • “An Overhead Receiver for Capture, Re-Formation, Storage and Transportation of Gas Hydrates Produced from Deepwater Sediments”. Offshore Technology Conference, 2009.
  • “Experimental Study on High Viscosity oil/Water Flow in Horizontal and Vertical Pipes”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2009.
  • “A Method of Harvesting Gas Hydrates from Marine Sediments”. 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates, 2008.
  • “Identification and Classification of New Three-Phase Gas/Oil/Water Flow Patterns”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2007.
  • “Mechanistic/Probabilistic Modeling of Slug Initiation in a Lower Elbow of a Hilly-Terrain Pipeline”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2006.
  • “A Model to Predict Liquid Holdup and Pressure Gradient of Near-Horizontal Wet-Gas Pipelines”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2005.
  • “Assessment and Development of Heavy Oil Viscosity Correlations”. SPE International Thermal Operations and Heavy Oil Symposium, 2005.
  • “A Mechanistic Heat Transfer Model for Horizontal Two-Phase Flow”. Proceedings of the 4th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, Banff, Canada, 2004, pp. 3–4.
  • “Unified Model of Heat Transfer in Gas-Liquid Pipe Flow”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2004.
  • “A Mechanistic Heat Transfer Model for Vertical Two-Phase Flow”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2003.
  • “Probabilistic/Mechanistic Modeling of Slug Length Distribution in a Horizontal Pipeline”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2003.
  • Characterization of Slug Dissipation in Downward Flow. Vol. 35, BHR GROUP CONFERENCE SERIES PUBLICATION, 1999, pp. 119–132.

Books

  • ZhangH.-Q. Revive Eden – Green Sahara Now. Bookbaby, 2019.
  • ZhangH.-Q. Cloud Fountain of China – Lop Nur. Guangming Daily Press, 2017.

Technical Reports

  • Development of Next Generation Multiphase Pipe Flow Prediction Tools. University Of Tulsa, 2006.

Journal Article Reviews

  • ZhuJ. A Review of Experiments and Modeling of Gas-Liquid Flow in Electrical Submersible Pumps. Vol. 11, Energies, 2018, p. 180.

Courses Taught

  • Research and Thesis
  • Artificial Lift Systems
  • Independent Study
  • Research and Dissertation
  • Flow Assurance
  • Transient Multiphase Production Design

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Awards & Honors

  • Zelimir Schmidt Award for Outstanding Research
  • ASME Jacobson Best Paper Award
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship
  • Outstanding Associate Editor Award