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Mengjiao Yu, PhD

Mengjiao Yu, PhD
Professor of Petroleum Engineering
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Petroleum Engineering
918-631-5170 Stephenson Hall Room 2260

Education

PhD – University of Texas-Austin MS – University of Texas-Austin MS – Tsinghua University BS – Tianjin University

Research Interests

Drilling and Well Completion
Drilling Fluids
Fluid Rheology and Hydraulics
Wellbore Stability
Shale and Shale Stability
Cuttings Transport
UBD/MPD
Drillstring Mechanics
Downhole and Surface Measurement
Drilling Automations
Large Scale Engineering Simulations

Teaching Interests

Drilling Engineering
Drilling Fluids
Math Modeling in Drilling Engineering
Engineering Programming

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Dokhani, Vahid et al. “Investigating the Relation Between Sorption Tendency and Hydraulic Properties of Shale Formations.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 140.1 (2018): 012902. Print.

  • Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Modeling in the Event of Lost Circulation and Its Application in Locating Loss Zones. Vol. 148, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2017, pp. 1–9.
  • Dokhani, Vahid, Mengjiao Yu, and Ben Bloys. “A Wellbore Stability Model for Shale Formations: Accounting for Strength Anisotropy and Fluid Induced Instability.” Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 32 (2016): 174–184. Print.

  • Dokhani, Vahid, Yue Ma, and Mengjiao Yu. “Determination of Equivalent Circulating Density of Drilling Fluids in Deepwater Drilling.” Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 34 (2016): 1096–1105. Print.

  • Dokhani, Vahid, and Mengjiao Yu. “Effects of Sorptive Tendency of Shale on Borehole Stability.” Journal of Geological Resource and Engineering 5 (2016): 195–209. Print.

  • Equivalent Circulating Density Modeling of Yield Power Law Fluids Validated With CFD Approach. Vol. 140, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2016, pp. 16–27.
  • Laminar to Turbulent Transition of Yield Power Law Fluids in Annuli. Vol. 128, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2015, pp. 128–139.
  • Pressure Profile in Annulus: Solids Play a Significant Role. Vol. 137, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2015, p. 064502.
  • The Effects of Drillstring-Eccentricity,-Rotation, and-Buckling Configurations on Annular Frictional Pressure Losses While Circulating Yield-Power-Law Fluids. Vol. 30, SPE Drilling & Completion, 2015, pp. 257–271.
  • The Role of Moisture Adsorption in Wellbore Stability of Shale Formations: Mechanism and Modeling. Vol. 27, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2015, pp. 168–177.
  • Accurate Predictions of Velocity Profiles and Frictional Pressure Losses in Annular YPL-Fluid Flow. Vol. 53, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, 2014, pp. 355–363.
  • Buckling of Buoyancy-Assisted Tubulars. Vol. 29, SPE Drilling & Completion, 2014, pp. 372–385.
  • Effect of Drillstring Deflection and Rotary Speed on Annular Frictional Pressure Losses. Vol. 136, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2014, p. 042909.
  • Experimental Study and Modelling of Barite Sag in Annular Flow. Vol. 53, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, 2014, pp. 365–374.
  • Numerical Simulation and Experiments of Barite Sag in Horizontal Annulus. Vol. 2, American Journal of Numerical Analysis, 2014, pp. 14–19.
  • Chen, G., R. Ewy, and M. Yu. Analytic Solutions With Ionic Flow for a Pressure Transmission Test on Shale. Vol. 72, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2010, pp. 158–165.
  • Ersoy, G., M. Yu, and C. Sarica. Modeling of Inversion Point for Heavy Oil-Water Emulsion Systems. SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction, 2009.
  • Transport of Small Cuttings in Extended-Reach Drilling. Vol. 23, SPE Drilling & Completion, 2008, pp. 258–265.
  • Chen, G., M. Chenevert, M. Sharma, and M. Yu. A Study of Wellbore Stability in Shales Including Poroelastic, Chemical, and Thermal Effects. Vol. 38, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2003, pp. 167–176.
  • Yu, M., M. Chenevert, and M. Sharma. Chemical–mechanical Wellbore Instability Model for Shales: Accounting for Solute Diffusion. Vol. 38, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2003, pp. 131–143.

Conference Proceedings

  • “On the Instability of Cement-Fluid Interface and Fluid Mixing”. SPE Deepwater Drilling and Completions Conference, 2016.
  • “Feasibility Study of Applying Intelligent Drill Pipe in Early Detection of Gas Influx During Conventional Drilling”. SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, 2013.
  • “Cuttings Transport With Aqueous Foam at Intermediate Inclined Wells”. SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing Conference and Exhibition, 2004.

Courses Taught

  • Research and Thesis
  • Drilling Engineering II
  • Drilling Engineering II Lab
  • Research and Dissertation

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers

Awards & Honors

  • SPE Distinguished Lecturer
  • Best Drilling Technology Finalist