Nicholas Takach, PhD

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


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


Journal Articles

  • 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.

  • Arslan, M., M. Ozbayoglu, S. Miska, M. Yu, N. Takach, and R. Mitchell. Buckling of Buoyancy-Assisted Tubulars. Vol. 29, SPE Drilling & Completion, 2014, pp. 372–385.
  • Erge, O., M. Ozbayoglu, S. Miska, M. Yu, N. Takach, A. Saasen, and R. May. 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.
  • Hashemian, Y., S. Miska, M. Yu, E. Ozbayoglu, and N. Takach. Numerical Simulation and Experiments of Barite Sag in Horizontal Annulus. Vol. 2, American Journal of Numerical Analysis, 2014, pp. 14–19.
  • Duan, M., S. Miska, M. Yu, N. Takach, R. Ahmed, and C. Zettner. Transport of Small Cuttings in Extended-Reach Drilling. Vol. 23, SPE Drilling & Completion, 2008, pp. 258–265.
  • Ozbayoglu, M., S. Miska, T. Reed, and N. Takach. Using Foam in Horizontal Well Drilling: A Cuttings Transport Modeling Approach. Vol. 46, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2005, pp. 267–282.
  • Ozbayoglu, M., E. Kuru, S. Miska, and N. Takach. A Comparative Study of Hydraulic Models for Foam Drilling. Vol. 41, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, 2002.

Conference Proceedings

  • Karbasforoushan, Hanieh et al. “On the Instability of Cement-Fluid Interface and Fluid Mixing.” SPE Deepwater Drilling and Completions Conference. 2016. Print.

  • Capo, J., M. Yu, S. Miska, N. Takach, and R. Ahmed. “Cuttings Transport With Aqueous Foam at Intermediate Inclined Wells”. SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing Conference and Exhibition, 2004.
  • Teeters, D., N. Takach, W. Redman, and B. Russell. 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