Nicholas Takach, PhD

Nicholas Takach, PhD
Professor of Chemistry
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
918-631-3025 Keplinger Hall Room 2105

Education

PhD – University of Nevada BS – California State Polytechnic University

Research Interests

Petroleum-related Chemistry
Surface Chemistry
Properties of Drilling
Completion Fluids for Oil and Gas Wells

Teaching Interests

General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Inorganic Chemistry
Inorganic Synthesis

Publications

Journal Articles

  • ZhongR., MiskaS., YuM., OzbayogluM., and TakachN. Experimental Investigation of Fracture-Based Wellbore Strengthening Using a Large-Scale True Triaxial Cell. Vol. 178, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2019, pp. 691-9.
  • KarbasforoushanH., OzbayogluM., MiskaS., YuM., and TakachN. On the Instability of Cement-Fluid Interface and Fluid Mixing. Vol. 33, SPE Drilling and Completion, 2018.
  • KutluB., OzbayogluM., MiskaS., TakachN., YuM., and MataC. Drilling Fluid Density and Drag Reduction With Hollow Glass Additives. Vol. 139, Journal of Energy Resources and Technololgy, 2017.
  • Erge, Oney et al. “Equivalent Circulating Density Modeling of Yield Power Law Fluids Validated with CFD Approach.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 140 (2016): 16–27. Print.

  • Erge, Oney et al. “Laminar to Turbulent Transition of Yield Power Law Fluids in Annuli.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 128 (2015): 128–139. Print.

  • Zhang, Feifei et al. “Pressure Profile in Annulus: Solids Play a Significant Role.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 137.6 (2015): 064502. Print.

  • Erge, Oney et al. “The Effects of Drillstring-Eccentricity,-Rotation, and-Buckling Configurations on Annular Frictional Pressure Losses While Circulating Yield-Power-Law Fluids.” SPE Drilling & Completion 30.03 (2015): 257–271. Print.

  • Dokhani, Vahid et al. “The Role of Moisture Adsorption in Wellbore Stability of Shale Formations: Mechanism and Modeling.” Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 27 (2015): 168–177. Print.

  • ArslanM., OzbayogluM., MiskaS., YuM., TakachN., and MitchellR. Buckling of Buoyancy-Assisted Tubulars. Vol. 29, SPE Drilling & Completion, 2014, pp. 372–385.
  • ErgeO., OzbayogluM., MiskaS., YuM., TakachN., SaasenA., and MayR. 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.
  • HashemianY., MiskaS., YuM., OzbayogluE., and TakachN. Numerical Simulation and Experiments of Barite Sag in Horizontal Annulus. Vol. 2, American Journal of Numerical Analysis, 2014, pp. 14–19.
  • DuanM., MiskaS., YuM., TakachN., AhmedR., and ZettnerC. Transport of Small Cuttings in Extended-Reach Drilling. Vol. 23, SPE Drilling & Completion, 2008, pp. 258–265.
  • OzbayogluM., MiskaS., ReedT., and TakachN. Using Foam in Horizontal Well Drilling: A Cuttings Transport Modeling Approach. Vol. 46, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2005, pp. 267–282.
  • OzbayogluM., KuruE., MiskaS., and TakachN. A Comparative Study of Hydraulic Models for Foam Drilling. Vol. 41, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, 2002.

Conference Proceedings

  • KarbasforoushanH., OzbayogluM., MiskaS., YuM., and TakachN. On the Instability of Cement-Fluid Interface and Fluid Mixing. Vol. 33, SPE Drilling and Completion, 2018.
  • CapoJ., YuM., MiskaS., TakachN., and AhmedR. “Cuttings Transport With Aqueous Foam at Intermediate Inclined Wells”. SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing Conference and Exhibition, 2004.
  • TeetersD., TakachN., RedmanW., and RussellB. Three-Dimensional Wetting Maps: A Novel Technique for Assessing and Applying Data from Rock-Fluid Interaction Studies. Vol. 38, American Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry, Preprints, 1993, pp. 131-5.

Courses Taught

  • General Chemistry II
  • Inorganic Synthesis and Characterization
  • General Chemistry I
  • Inorganic Chemistry