Nicholas Takach - Faculty & Adjuncts

Nicholas Takach, PhD

Nicholas Takach, PhD
Professor Emeritus 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

  • Zhong R., Miska S., Yu M., Ozbayoglu M., and Takach N. 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.
  • Karbasforoushan H., Ozbayoglu M., Miska S., Yu M., and Takach N. On the Instability of Cement-Fluid Interface and Fluid Mixing. Vol. 33, SPE Drilling and Completion, 2018.
  • Kutlu B., Ozbayoglu M., Miska S., Takach N., Yu M., and Mata C. 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.

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

Conference Proceedings

  • Karbasforoushan H., Ozbayoglu M., Miska S., Yu M., and Takach N. On the Instability of Cement-Fluid Interface and Fluid Mixing. Vol. 33, SPE Drilling and Completion, 2018.
  • Capo J., Yu M., Miska S., Takach N., and Ahmed R. “Cuttings Transport With Aqueous Foam at Intermediate Inclined Wells”. SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing Conference and Exhibition, 2004.
  • Teeters D., Takach N., Redman W., and Russell B. 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