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Cem Sarica PhD

Director of Tulsa University Paraffin Deposition Project (TUPDP)
Director of Tulsa University Fluid Flow Projects (TUFFP)
Director of The University of Tulsa Horizontal Well Artificial Lift Projects (TUHWALP)
F.H. "Mick" Merelli/Cimarex Energy Professor of Petroleum College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering
Drill Building 107 918-631-5154
cem-sarica@utulsa.edu
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Biography

Dr. Cem Sarica is F.H. “Mick” Merelli/Cimarex Energy Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Tulsa (TU), and the director of three industry supported consortia at the TU: Fluid Flow, Paraffin Deposition, and Horizontal Well Artificial Lift Projects. His research interests are production engineering, multiphase flow in pipes, flow assurance and horizontal wells. He has over 150 publications. He holds BS and MS degrees in petroleum engineering from Istanbul Technical University and Ph.D. degree in petroleum engineering from TU. He is a member of Technical Advisory Committee of British Hydrodynamics Research Group (BHRg) Multiphase Production Conferences. He was the Technical Program Chair of BHRg 2008 and 2012 Conferences. He currently serves as a member of SPE Projects, Facilities and Construction Advisory Committee, and a board member of Flow Assurance Section of SPE. He has previously served in several SPE committees and on editorial boards of SPEJ and JERT of ASME. He is the recipient of 2010 SPE International Production and Operations Award. He is recognized as a Distinguished Member of SPE in 2012. He is 2015 recipient of the SPE John Franklin Carll Award. He is also one of the 2015 recipients of the SPE Cedric K. Ferguson. Certificate


Ph.D., The University of Tulsa
M.S., Istanbul Technical University
B.S., Istanbul Technical University


Production Engineering
Multiphase Flow in Pipes
Flow Assurance
Horizontal Wells

Production Engineering
Multiphase Flow
Flow Assurance


The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Journal Articles


Soedarmo, Auzan, Nagu Daraboina, and Cem Sarica. “Validation of Wax Deposition Models with Recent Laboratory Scale Flow Loop Experimental Data.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 149 (2017): 351–366. Print.

Singh, Amrinder, Ekarit Panacharoensawad, and Cem Sarica. “A Mini Pilot-Scale Flow Loop Experimental Study of Turbulent Flow Wax Deposition by Using a Natural Gas Condensate.” Energy & Fuels 31.3 (2017): 2457–2478. Print.

Soepyan, Frits et al. “A Model Ranking and Uncertainty Propagation Approach for Improving Confidence in Solids Transport Model Predictions.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 151 (2017): 128–142. Print.

Karami, Hamidreza et al. “Droplet Entrainment Analysis of Three-Phase Low Liquid Loading Flow.” International Journal of Multiphase Flow 89 (2017): 45–56. Print.

Ersoy, G et al. “Three-Phase Gas-Oil-Water Flow in Undulating Pipeline.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (2017): n. pag. Print.

Rittirong, Ake, Ekarit Panacharoensawad, and Cem Sarica. “Experimental Study of Paraffin Deposition Under Two-Phase Gas/Oil Slug Flow in Horizontal Pipes.” SPE PRODUCTION & OPERATIONS 32.1 (2017): 99–117. Print.

Karami, H et al. “Modeling Study of Three-Phase Low Liquid Loading Flow in Horizontal Pipes.” International Journal of Multiphase Flow 91 (2017): 76–88. Print.

Chi, Yuandao, Nagu Daraboina, and Cem Sarica. “Effect of the Flow Field on the Wax Deposition and Performance of Wax Inhibitors: Cold Finger and Flow Loop Testing.” Energy & Fuels 31.5 (2017): 4915–4924. Print.

Karami, Hamidreza et al. “Analysis of Roll Wave Characteristics under Low Liquid Loading Two-Phase Flow Conditions.” AIChE Journal 63.7 (2017): 3177–3186. Print.

Al-Sarkhi, A et al. “Upscaling Modeling Using Dimensional Analysis in Gas–Liquid Annular and Stratified Flows.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 137 (2016): 240–249. Print.

Soedarmo, Auzan et al. “Microscopic Study of Wax Precipitation? Static Conditions.” Energy & Fuels 30.2 (2016): 954–961. Print.

Ajani, Abdulkamil et al. “Effect of Surfactants on Liquid Loading in Vertical Wells.” International Journal of Multiphase Flow 83 (2016): 183–201. Print.

Ajani, Abdulkamil et al. “Foam Flow in Vertical Gas Wells under Liquid Loading: Critical Velocity and Pressure Drop Prediction.” International Journal of Multiphase Flow 87 (2016): 124–135. Print.

Chi, Yuandao, Nagu Daraboina, and Cem Sarica. “Investigation of Inhibitors Efficacy in Wax Deposition Mitigation Using a Laboratory Scale Flow Loop.” AIChE Journal 62.11 (2016): 4131–4139. Print.

Daraboina, Nagu, Auzan Soedarmo, and Cem Sarica. “OTC-26973 MICROSCOPIC STUDY OF WAX INHIBITION MECHANISM.” (2016): n. pag. Print.

Soepyan, Frits et al. “Threshold Velocity to Initiate Particle Motion in Horizontal and near-Horizontal Conduits.” Powder Technology 292 (2016): 272–289. Print.

Karami, Hamidreza et al. “Experimental Investigation of Three-Phase Low-Liquid-Loading Flow.” Oil and Gas Facilities 5.02 (2016): 45–56. Print.

Al-Sarkhi, A et al. “Positive Frictional Pressure Gradient in Vertical Gas-High Viscosity Oil Slug Flow.” International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 59 (2016): 50–61. Print.

Karami, Hamidreza, Eduardo Pereyra, and Cem Sarica. “Effects of Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) on Three-Phase Flow Characteristics in near-Horizontal Pipes.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (2016): n. pag. Print.

Soepyan, Frits et al. “Estimation of Percentiles Using the Kriging Method for Uncertainty Propagation.” Computers & Chemical Engineering 93 (2016): 143–159. Print.

Sarica, Cem et al. “Feasibility and Evaluation of Surfactants and Gas Lift in Combination as Severe Slugging Suppression Method.” SPE Oil and Gas Facilities (2015): n. pag. Print.

Schleicher, Eckhard et al. “Refined Reconstruction of Liquid–Gas Interface Structures for Stratified Two-Phase Flow Using Wire-Mesh Sensor.” Flow Measurement and Instrumentation (2015): n. pag. Print.

Aydin, Tayfun et al. “On the Characteristics of the Roll Waves in Gas–Liquid Stratified-Wavy Flow: A Two-Dimensional Perspective.” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 65 (2015): 90–102. Print.

Vuong, Duc et al. “A Methodology to Quantify the Uncertainty in Liquid Holdup Measurements with Wire Mesh Sensor.” Flow Measurement and Instrumentation 46 (2015): 18–24. Print.

Skopich, Anton et al. “Pipe-Diameter Effect on Liquid Loading in Vertical Gas Wells.” SPE Production & Operations 30.02 (2015): 164–176. Print.

Al-Safran, Eissa, Ceyda Kora, and Cem Sarica. “Prediction of Slug Liquid Holdup in High Viscosity Liquid and Gas Two-Phase Flow in Horizontal Pipes.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 133 (2015): 566–575. Print.

Wang, Shufan et al. “A Mechanistic Slug-Liquid-Holdup Model for Different Oil Viscosities and Pipe-Inclination Angles.” SPE Production & Operations 29.04 (2014): 329–336. Print.

Gawas, Kiran et al. “Wave Characteristics in Gas–Oil Two Phase Flow and Large Pipe Diameter.” International Journal of Multiphase Flow 63 (2014): 93–104. Print.

Moreiras, Jose et al. “Unified Drift Velocity Closure Relationship for Large Bubbles Rising in Stagnant Viscous Fluids in Pipes.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 124 (2014): 359–366. Print.

Luo, Shu et al. “A New Comprehensive Model for Predicting Liquid Loading in Gas Wells.” SPE Production & Operations 29.04 (2014): 337–349. Print.

Soepyan, Frits et al. “Solids Transport Models Comparison and Fine-Tuning for Horizontal, Low Concentration Flow in Single-Phase Carrier Fluid.” AIChE Journal 60.1 (2014): 76–122. Print.

Soepyan, Frits et al. “Solids Transport Models Comparison and Fine-Tuning for Horizontal, Low Concentration Flow in Single-Phase Carrier Fluid.” AIChE Journal 60.1 (2014): 76–122. Print.

Soepyan, FB et al. “Quantification and Reduction of Uncertainties for Solids Transport Velocity Predictions at Low Concentrations in Near-Horizontal Flow.” (2013): n. pag. Print.

Wang, Shufan et al. “Experimental Study of High-Viscosity Oil/Water/Gas Three-Phase Flow in Horizontal and Upward Vertical Pipes.” SPE Production & Operations 28.03 (2013): 306–316. Print.

Shang, Wei, and Cem Sarica. “A Model for Temperature Prediction for Two-Phase Oil/Water Stratified Flow.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 135.3 (2013): 032906. Print.

Sarica, Cem, and Cleon Dunham. “Developing Tools, Practices for Artificial Lift Applications Critical in Horizontal Wells.” The American Oil&Gas Reporter (2013): n. pag. Print.

Choi, Jinho et al. “Development of a Fast Transient Simulator for Gas–Liquid Two-Phase Flow in Pipes.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 102 (2013): 27–35. Print.

Dwivedi, Priyank et al. “Experimental Study on Wax-Deposition Characteristics of a Waxy Crude Oil Under Single-Phase Turbulent-Flow Conditions.” Oil and Gas Facilities 2.04 (2013): 61–73. Print.

Soepyan, F et al. “Model Parameter Fine-Tuning and Ranking Methodology to Improve the Accuracy of Threshold Velocity Predictions for Solid Particle Transport.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 110 (2013): 210–224. Print.

Panacharoensawad, Ekarit, and Cem Sarica. “Experimental Study of Single-Phase and Two-Phase Water-in-Crude-Oil Dispersed Flow Wax Deposition in a Mini Pilot-Scale Flow Loop.” Energy & Fuels 27.9 (2013): 5036–5053. Print.

Lee, H et al. “Hydrodynamics Model for Gas–Liquid Stratified Flow in Horizontal Pipes Using Minimum Dissipated Energy Concept.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 108 (2013): 336–341. Print.

Al-safran, Eissa, Bahadir Gokcal, and Cem Sarica. “Investigation and Prediction of High-Viscosity Liquid Effect on Two-Phase Slug Length in Horizontal Pipelines.” SPE Production & Operations 28.03 (2013): 296–305. Print.

Soepyan, F et al. “Model Parameter Fine-Tuning and Ranking Methodology to Improve the Accuracy of Threshold Velocity Predictions for Solid Particle Transport.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 110 (2013): 210–224. Print.

Al-Sarkhi, Abdelsalam, and Cem Sarica. “MODELING OF THE DROPLET ENTRAINMENT FRACTION IN ADIABATIC GAS-LIQUID ANNULAR FLOW.” Multiphase Science and Technology 25.1 (2013): n. pag. Print.

Soepyan, FB et al. “Selection of the Optimal Critical Velocity for Sand Transport at Low Concentrations for Near-Horizontal Flow.” Offshore Technology Conference (2012): 1–7. Print.

Creek, Jefferson et al. “Inaugural Symposium of Upstream Engineering and Flow Assurance (UEFA) Forum.” Energy & Fuels 26.7 (2012): 3967–3967. Print.

Zhang, Hong-Quan, Cem Sarica, and Eduardo Pereyra. “Review of High-Viscosity Oil Multiphase Pipe Flow.” Energy & Fuels 26.7 (2012): 3979–3985. Print.

Sarica, Cem, and Ekarit Panacharoensawad. “Review of Paraffin Deposition Research under Multiphase Flow Conditions.” Energy & Fuels 26.7 (2012): 3968–3978. Print.

Magrini, Kyle et al. “Liquid Entrainment in Annular Gas/Liquid Flow in Inclined Pipes.” SPE Journal 17.02 (2012): 617–630. Print.

Zhang, Hong-Quan, Duc Vuong, and Cem Sarica. “Modeling High-Viscosity Oil/Water Cocurrent Flows in Horizontal and Vertical Pipes.” SPE Journal 17.01 (2012): 243–250. Print.

Al-Sarkhi, Abdelsalam, Cem Sarica, and Bilal Qureshi. “Modeling of Droplet Entrainment in Co-Current Annular Two-Phase Flow: A New Approach.” International Journal of Multiphase Flow 39 (2012): 21–28. Print.

Al-Sarkhi, A, Cem Sarica, and K Magrini. “Inclination Effects on Wave Characteristics in Annular Gas–Liquid Flows.” AIChE Journal 58.4 (2012): 1018–1029. Print.

Jeyachandra, BC et al. “Drift-Velocity Closure Relationships for Slug Two-Phase High-Viscosity Oil Flow in Pipes.” SPE Journal 17.02 (2012): 593–601. Print.

Choi, Jinho et al. “An Efficient Drift-Flux Closure Relationship to Estimate Liquid Holdups of Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow in Pipes.” Energies 5.12 (2012): 5294–5306. Print.

Zhang, Hong-Quan, and Cem Sarica. “A Model for Wetted-Wall Fraction and Gravity Center of Liquid Film in Gas/Liquid Pipe Flow.” SPE Journal 16.03 (2011): 692–697. Print.

Sharma, Anoop et al. “Modeling of Oil–Water Flow Using Energy Minimization Concept.” International Journal of Multiphase Flow 37.4 (2011): 326–335. Print.

Al-Sarkhi, A, and Cem Sarica. “Comment on ‘Correlation of Entrainment for Annular Flow in Horizontal Pipes’, by Pan, L., Hanratty, TJ, Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 28 (3),(2002), Pp. 385–408.” International Journal of Multiphase Flow 37.5 (2011): 535–536. Print.

Sarica, Cem, Hong-Quan Zhang, and Robert Wilkens. “Sensitivity of Slug Flow Mechanistic Models on Slug Length.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 133.4 (2011): 043001. Print.

Zhang, Hong-Quan, and Cem Sarica. “Low Liquid Loading Gas/Liquid Pipe Flow.” Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 3.2 (2011): 413–422. Print.

Posluszny, D et al. “Uncertainty Analysis of Multiphase Flow Modelling: A Case Study for Vertical Flows.” Proceedings of the 7th North American Multiphase Technology Conference (2010): 2–4. Print.

Gokcal, Bahadir et al. “Prediction of Slug Frequency for High Viscosity Oils in Horizontal Pipes.” SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction 5.3 (2010): 136–144. Print.

Al-Sarkhi, Abdelsalam, and Cem Sarica. “Power-Law Correlation for Two-Phase Pressure Drop of Gas/Liquid Flows in Horizontal Pipelines.” SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction 5.04 (2010): 176–182. Print.

Yu, Tingting et al. “A Mechanistic Model for Gas/Liquid Flow in Upward Vertical Annuli.” SPE Production & Operations 25.03 (2010): 285–295. Print.

Ersoy, Gizem, Mengjiao Yu, and Cem Sarica. “Modeling of Inversion Point for Heavy Oil-Water Emulsion Systems.” SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction (2009): n. pag. Print.

Gokcal, Bahadir, Abdel Al-Sarkhi, and Cem Sarica. “Effects of High Oil Viscosity on Drift Velocity for Horizontal and Upward Inclined Pipes.” SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction 4.02 (2009): 32–40. Print.

Atmaca, Serdar et al. “Characterization of Oil Water Flows in Inclined Pipes.” SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction 4.2 (2009): 41–46. Print.

Gokcal, Bahadir et al. “Effects of High Oil Viscosity on Oil/Gas Flow Behavior in Horizontal Pipes.” SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction 3.02 (2008): 1–11. Print.

Sarica, Cem. “Flow Assurance and Control in Petroleum Production and Transport.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 130.4 (2008): 040302. Print.

Wang, Qian, Cem Sarica, and Michael Volk. “An Experimental Study on Wax Removal in Pipes with Oil Flow.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 130.4 (2008): 043001. Print.

Al-Safran, Eissa, Leonidas Kappos, and Cem Sarica. “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Separator Pressure Fluctuation Effect on Terrain Slugging in a Hilly Terrain Two-Phase Flow Pipeline.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 130.3 (2008): 033001. Print.

Vielma, Maria et al. “Characterization of Oil/Water Flows in Horizontal Pipes.” SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction 3.04 (2008): 1–21. Print.

Couto, Guilherme et al. “An Investigation of Two-Phase Oil/Water Paraffin Deposition.” SPE Production & Operations 23.01 (2008): 49–55. Print.

Zhang, Hong-Quan, and Cem Sarica. “Unified Modeling of Gas/Oil/Water Pipe Flow-Basic Approaches and Preliminary Validation.” SPE Projects, Facilities & Construction 1.02 (2006): 1–7. Print.

Al-Safran, E et al. “Investigation of Slug Flow Characteristics in the Valley of a Hilly-Terrain Pipeline.” International journal of multiphase flow 31.3 (2005): 337–357. Print.

Wang, Qian, Cem Sarica, and Tom Chen. “An Experimental Study on Mechanics of Wax Removal in Pipeline.” Journal of energy resources technology 127.4 (2005): 302–309. Print.

Tengesdal, J. O., Cem Sarica, and L Thompson. “Severe Slugging Attenuation for Deepwater Multiphase Pipeline and Riser Systems.” SPE REPRINT SERIES 1 (2004): 110–122. Print.

Vicente, Ronaldo, Cem Sarica, and Turgay Ertekin. “A Numerical Model Coupling Reservoir and Horizontal Well Flow Dynamics—Applications in Well Completions, and Production Logging.” Journal of energy resources technology 126.3 (2004): 169–176. Print.

Zhang, Hong-Quan et al. “Modeling of Slug Dissipation and Generation in Gas-Liquid Hilly-Terrain Pipe Flow.” Journal of energy resources technology 125.3 (2003): 161–168. Print.

Vicente, R, Cem Sarica, and T Ertekin. “Horizontal Well Design Optimization: A Study of the Parameters Affecting the Productivity and Flux Distribution of a Horizontal Well, SPE 84194.” (2003): n. pag. Print.

Zhang, Hong-Quan et al. “Unified Model for Gas-Liquid Pipe Flow via Slug Dynamics—Part 1: Model Development.” Journal of energy resources technology 125.4 (2003): 266–273. Print.

Ozkan, E, Cem Sarica, and M Haci. “Interpretation of Horizontal-Well Production Logs: Influence of Logging Tool.” SPE production & facilities 17.02 (2002): 84–90. Print.

Satman, Abdurrahman et al. “Discussion of’ Equivalency of International Petroleum Engineering Programs.’” Journal of Petroleum Technology 53.04 (2001): 26–32. Print.

Jiang, Weipeng et al. “Investigation of the Effects of Completion Geometry on Single-Phase Liquid Flow Behavior in Horizontal Wells.” Journal of energy resources technology 123.2 (2001): 119–126. Print.

Kaya, AS, Cem Sarica, and JP Brill. “Mechanistic Modeling of Two-Phase Flow in Deviated Wells.” SPE Production & Facilities 16.03 (2001): 156–165. Print.

Kaya, Avni et al. “Investigation of Transition From Annular to Intermittent Flow in Pipes.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 122.1 (2000): 22–28. Print.

Taitel, Yehuda, Cem Sarica, and JP Brill. “Slug Flow Modeling for Downward Inclined Pipe Flow: Theoretical Considerations.” International journal of multiphase flow 26.5 (2000): 833–844. Print.

Tengesdal, Jarl et al. “A Mechanistic Model for Predicting Pressure Drop in Vertical Upward Two-Phase Flow.” Ed. J. P. Brill. Journal of Energy Resources Technology 121.1 (1999): 1–9. Print.

Marcano, R et al. “Study of Slug Characteristics for Two-Phase Horizontal Flow.” Computer Standards & Interfaces 21.2 (1999): 118–119. Print.

Ozkan, Erdal, Cem Sarica, and Marc Haci. “Influence of Pressure Drop along the Wellbore on Horizontal-Well Productivity.” SPE Journal 4.03 (1999): 288–301. Print.

Yuan , Hong, Cem Sarica, and J. Brill. “Effect of Perforation Density on Single Phase Liquid Flow Behavior in Horizontal Wells.” SPE Production & Facilities (1999): 203–210. Print.

Tengesdal, JØ, AS Kaya, and Cem Sarica. “Flow-Pattern Transition and Hydrodynamic Modeling of Churn Flow.” SPE Journal 4.04 (1999): 342–348. Print.

Flores, JG et al. “Investigation of Holdup and Pressure Drop Behavior for Oil-Water Flow in Vertical and Deviated Wells.” Journal of energy resources technology 120.1 (1998): 8–14. Print.

Sarica, Cem, HM Demir, and JP Brill. “An Analysis of Weep Holes as a Product-Detection Device for Underground, Compensated LPG-Storage Systems.” SPE production & facilities 13.01 (1998): 47–52. Print.

Yuan, H et al. “An Experimental and Analytical Study of Single-Phase Liquid Flow in a Horizontal Well.” Journal of energy resources technology 119.1 (1997): 20–25. Print.

Trallero, JL, Cem Sarica, and JP Brill. “A Study of Oil-Water Flow Patterns in Horizontal Pipes.” SPE Production & Facilities 12.03 (1997): 165–172. Print.

Roumazeilles, PM et al. “An Experimental Study on Downward Slug Flow in Inclined Pipes.” SPE Production & Facilities 11.03 (1996): 173–178. Print.

Ozkan, E et al. “Supplement to SPE 24683: Effect of Conductivity on Horizontal Well Pressure Behavior.” paper SPE 30230 (1995): n. pag. Print.

Ozkan, Erdal et al. “Effect of Conductivity on Horizontal Well Pressure Behavior.” SPE Advanced Technology Series 3.01 (1995): 85–94. Print.

Vigneron, F, Cem Sarica, and JP Brill. “Experimental Analysis of Imposed Two-Phase Flow Transients in Horizontal Pipelines.” 95 (1995): 199–217. Print.

Ansari, AM et al. “A Comprehensive Mechanistic Model for Upward Two-Phase Flow in Wellbores.” Old Production & Facilities 9.2 (1994): 143–151. Print.

Sarica, Cem, and Ovadia Shoham. “A Simplified Transient Model for Pipeline-Riser Systems.” Chemical engineering science 46.9 (1991): 2167–2179. Print.

Sarica, Cem, and Abdurrahman Satman. “Equations of States in Petroleum Engineering.” PETROL September (1986): 3–12. Print.

Journal Article Review


Al-Sarkhi, Abdelsalam, and Cem Sarica. “Comment on: ‘Droplet Entrainment Correlation in Vertical Upward Co-Current Annular Two-Phase Flow’, by Sawant, P., Ishii, M., Mori, M., Nuclear Engineering and Design 238 1342–1352 (2008) .” 2011: 3357–3358. Print.

Technical Report


Sarica, Cem, and Hong-Quan Zhang. Development of Next Generation Multiphase Pipe Flow Prediction Tools. University Of Tulsa, 2006. Print.

Conference Proceedings


Barreto, Carolina et al. “Experimental Investigation of Severe Slugging Control by Surfactant Injection.” Offshore Technology Conference. 2017. Print.

Daraboina, N et al. “Effect of Hydrodynamic Parameters on the Wax Mass Density: Scale Up from Laboratory Flow Loop to Crude Production Pipelines.” Offshore Technology Conference. 2017. Print.

Brito, R et al. “Well Trajectory Effect on Slug Flow Development.” 10th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. 2016. Print.

Valbuena, J et al. “Defining the Artificial Lift System Selection Guidelines for Horizontal Wells.” SPE North America Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition. 2016. Print.

Brito, R et al. “Effect of Well Trajectory on Liquid Removal in Horizontal Gas Wells.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2016. Print.

Dinata, Randy et al. “End of Tubing EOT Placement Effects on the Two-Phase Flow Behavior in Horizontal Wells: Experimental Study.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2016. Print.

Daraboina, Nagu et al. “Microscopic Study of Wax Inhibition Mechanism.” Offshore Technology Conference. 2016. Print.

Zheng, Wei et al. “Unified Model of Heat Transfer in Gas/Oil/Water Pipe Flow.” SPE Latin America and Caribbean Heavy and Extra Heavy Oil Conference. 2016. Print.

Nair, J et al. “A Statistical Evaluation of Slug Frequency Models for Air-Water Flow in 6-in. ID near Horizontal Pipes.” 10th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. 2016. Print.

Brito, R et al. “A Novel Analysis to Detect When and Where Liquid Loading Occurs in Horizontal Gas Wells-Case Studies.” SPE North America Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition. 2016. Print.

Brito, R et al. “Existence of Severe Slugging in Toe-Up Horizontal Gas Wells.” SPE North America Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition. 2016. Print.

Dinata, Randy et al. “A Methodology of End of Tubing EOT Location Optimization for Horizontal Shale Gas Wells with and without Deliquification.” SPE North America Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition. 2016. Print.

Chung, S et al. “Effect of High Oil Viscosity on Oil-Gas Flow Behavior in Vertical Downward Pipes.” 10th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. 2016. Print.

Nair, J et al. “Downhole Venturi Nozzles and Foam Application: A Novel Artificial Lift Method.” SPE Production and Operations Symposium. 2015. Print.

Fan, Y et al. “Experimental Study on the Onset of Intermittent Flow and Pseudo-Slug Characteristics in Upward Inclined Pipes.” 17th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology. 2015. Print.

Alsaadi, Y et al. “Liquid Loading of Highly Deviated Gas Wells from 60° to 88°.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2015. Print.

Gawas, Kiran et al. “Experimental Study of Drop Size Distribution for Air-Oil Two-Phase Flow in Large Diameter Pipe.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2015. Print.

Rittirong, Ake et al. “An Experimental Study of Paraffin Deposition under Two-Phase Gas-Oil Slug Flow in Horizontal Pipes.” Offshore Technology Conference. 2015. Print.

Guner, M et al. “An Experimental Study of Low Liquid Loading in Inclined Pipes from 90° to 45°.” SPE Production and Operations Symposium. 2015. Print.

Golchha, Abhishek et al. “Settling of Wax Particles in Near-Gelling Systems Under Quiescent Conditions.” Offshore Technology Conference. 2015. Print.

Soepyan, FB et al. “The Use of Single Continuous-Phase Solids Transport Models for near-Horizontal Stratified Liquid/Gas Flow.” 9th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. 2014. Print.

Aydin, Tayfun et al. “Spatio-Temporal Features of Air-Oil Interface for Stratified-Wavy Two Phase Flow in Horizontal Pipes with a 6-Inch Diameter.” 9th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. BHRG, 2014. Print.

Schleicher, Eckhard et al. “Refined Reconstruction of Liquid-Gas Interface Structures for Oil-Gas Stratified Two-Phase Flow Using Wire-Mesh Sensor.” 5th International Workshop on Process Tomography, Jeju, South Korea, 16th–18th September, 2014. Print.

Soepyan, Frits et al. “Confidence in Critical Velocity Predictions for Solids Transport.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2014. Print.

Karami, Hamidreza et al. “CFD Simulations of Low Liquid Loading Multiphase Flow in Horizontal Pipelines.” ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting Collocated with the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. 2014. V002T06A011–V002T06A011. Print.

Soepyan, Frits et al. “Confidence in Critical Velocity Predictions for Solids Transport.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2014. Print.

Brito, R et al. “Experimental Study To Characterize Slug Flow for Medium Oil Viscosities in Horizontal Pipes.” 9th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. 2014. Print.

Sarica, Cem et al. “Feasibility of Surfactants as Severe Slugging Suppression Agents.” 9th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. 2014. Print.

Sarica, Cem et al. “Feasibility of Surfactants as Severe Slugging Suppression Agents.” 9th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. 2014. Print.

Singh, Amrinder et al. “Study the Effect of Condensate Tie-Back on Wax Deposition in an Indonesian Offshore Crude Oil Pipeline.” Offshore Technology Conference. 2014. Print.

Soepyan, FB et al. “The Use of Single Continuous-Phase Solids Transport Models for near-Horizontal Stratified Liquid/Gas Flow.” 9th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. 2014. Print.

Panacharoensawad, Ekarit, Cem Sarica, and others. “Wax Deposit Surface Characteristic under Single-Phase and Water-in-Crude-Oil Flow Conditions.” Offshore Technology Conference. 2014. Print.

Ersoy, G et al. “Multiphase Simulator Performance in Three-Phase Undulating Pipeline.” 16th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology. 2013. Print.

Al-Safran, E, C Kora, and Cem Sarica. “Prediction of Liquid Volume Fraction in Slugs in Two-Phase Horizontal Pipe Flow with High Viscosity Liquid.” 16th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology. 2013. Print.

Wang, Shufan et al. “A Mechanistic Slug Liquid Holdup Model for Wide Ranges of Liquid Viscosity and Pipe Inclination Angle.” Offshore Technology Conference. 2013. Print.

Yuan, Ge et al. “An Experimental Study on Liquid Loading of Vertical and Deviated Gas Wells.” SPE Production and Operations Symposium. 2013. Print.

Brito, Rosmer et al. “Effect of Medium Oil Viscosity on Two Phase Oil Gas Flow Behavior in Horizontal Pipes.” Offshore Technology Conference. 2013. Print.

Kelkar, Mohan et al. “Pipe Diameter Effect on Liquid Loading in Vertical Gas Wells.” SPE Production and Operations Symposium. 2013. Print.

Cremaschi, Selen et al. “Quantification and Reduction of Uncertainties for Solids Transport Velocity Predictions at Low Concentrations in near-Horizontal Flow.” Offshore Technology Conference. 2013. Print.

Brito, R et al. “A Simplified Slug Flow Model for Highly Viscous Oil-Gas Flow in Horizontal Pipes.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2013. Print.

Klavetter, K et al. “Uncertainty Analysis of Multiphase Flow Models: a Comparison of Three Propagation Approaches.” 8th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. 2012. Print.

Soepyan, Byron et al. “Selection of the Optimal Critical Velocity for Sand Transport at Low Concentrations for near-Horizontal Flow.” Offshore Technology Conference. 2012. Print.

Brito, R, Eduardo Pereyra, and Cem Sarica. “Stratified Flow For Downward Highly Viscous Two-Phase Flow.” 8th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. 2012. Print.

Karamimirazizi, Hamidreza, Wei Shang, and Cem Sarica. “Paraffin Deposition Analysis for Crude Oils under Turbulent Flow Conditions.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2012. Print.

Mirazizi, H, W Shang, and Cem Sarica. “Experimental Investigation of Paraffin Deposition Under Turbulent Flow Conditions.” 8th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. 2012. Print.

Jeyachandra, Benin et al. “Effects of Inclination on Flow Characteristics of High Viscosity Oil/Gas Two Phase Flow.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2012. Print.

Klavetter, K et al. “Uncertainty Analysis of Multiphase Flow Models: a Comparison of Three Propagation Approaches.” 8th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. 2012. Print.

Al-Safran, E, B Gokcal, and Cem Sarica. “High Viscosity Liquid Effect on Two-Phase Slug Length in Horizontal Pipes.” 15th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology. 2011. Print.

Singh, Amrinder et al. “Flow Assurance: Validation of Wax Deposition Models Using Field Data from a Subsea Pipeline.” Offshore Technology Conference. 2011. Print.

Sridhar, Siddesh et al. “Experiments and Model Assessment on High-Viscosity Oil/Water Inclined Pipe Flows.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2011. Print.

Ersoy, Gizem et al. “Experimental Investigation of Three-Phase Gas-Oil-Water Slug Flow Evolution in Hilly-Terrain Pipelines.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2011. Print.

Kora, Ceyda et al. “Effects of High Oil Viscosity on Slug Liquid Holdup in Horizontal Pipes.” Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference. 2011. Print.

Al-Safran, Eissa, Bahadir Gokcal, and Cem Sarica. “Analysis and Prediction of Heavy Oil Two-Phase Slug Length in Horizontal Pipelines.” SPE Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition. 2011. Print.

Makogon, T, D Estanga, and Cem Sarica. “A New Passive Technique for Severe Slugging Attenuation.” 15th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology. 2011. Print.

Gonccalves, MAL et al. “A Case Study of Scale-Up of Wax Deposition Model Predictions Using Flow Loop Wax Deposition Data for Pipeline Design.” 15th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology. 2011. Print.

Posluszny, D et al. “Uncertainty Analysis of Multiphase Flow Modelling: A Case Study for Vertical Flows.” 7th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. 2010. Print.

Shang, W, and Cem Sarica. “Temperature Prediction for Two-Phase Oil/Water Stratified Flow.” 7th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. 2010. Print.

Akhiyarov, Denis, Hong-Quan Zhang, and Cem Sarica. “High-Viscosity Oil-Gas Flow in Vertical Pipe.” Offshore Technology Conference. 2010. Print.

Zhang, Hong-Quan, Duc Vuong, and Cem Sarica. “Modeling High-Viscosity Oil/Water Flows in Horizontal and Vertical Pipes.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2010. Print.

Ben-Mansour, R et al. “Effect of Pipe Diameter and High Oil Viscosity on Drift Velocity for Horizontal Pipes.” 7th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. 2010. Print.

Al-Sarkhi, A, and Cem Sarica. “New Dimensionless Parameters and a Power Law Correlation for Pressure Drop of Gas-Liquid Flows in Horizontal Pipelines.” 14th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology. 2009. Print.

Zhang, Hong-Quan, James Brill, and Cem Sarica. “An Overhead Receiver for Capture, Re-Formation, Storage and Transportation of Gas Hydrates Produced from Deepwater Sediments.” Offshore Technology Conference. 2009. Print.

Vuong, Duc et al. “Experimental Study on High Viscosity Oil/Water Flow in Horizontal and Vertical Pipes.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2009. Print.

Dong, Hongkun, Hong-Quan Zhang, and Cem Sarica. “An Experimental Study of Low Liquid Loading Gas-Oil-Water Flow in Horizontal Pipes.” 14th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology. 2009. Print.

Ersoy, Gizem, Mengjiao Yu, and Cem Sarica. “Modeling of Inversion Point for Heavy Oil-Water Emulsion Systems.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2008. Print.

Bruno, Antonio et al. “Paraffin Deposition during the Flow of Water-in-Oil and Oil-in-Water Dispersions in Pipes.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2008. Print.

Zhang, Hong-Quan, James Brill, and Cem Sarica. “A Method of Harvesting Gas Hydrates from Marine Sediments.” 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates. 2008. Print.

Ricordeau, Alain, Cem Sarica, and Anais Mathieu. “Development Of Tuwax As A Cape-Open Compliant Process Modelling Environment.” 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting. 2007. Print.

Al-Safran, E, and Cem Sarica. “Experimental Investigation of Two-Phase Flow Behavior at the Top Elbow of a Hill Configuration in a Hilly-Terrain Pipeline.” 13th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology. 2007. Print.

Keskin, Cengizhan, Hong-Quan Zhang, and Cem Sarica. “Identification and Classification of New Three-Phase Gas/Oil/Water Flow Patterns.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2007. Print.

Hernandez, OC et al. “Stratified Gas–Liquid–Solid Flow Modeling—Application to Hydrate Slurry Flow.” Proceedings of the 5th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. Banff. 2006. Print.

Alsafran, Eissa et al. “Mechanistic/Probabilistic Modeling of Slug Initiation in a Lower Elbow of a Hilly-Terrain Pipeline.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2006. Print.

Fan, Yongqian et al. “A Model to Predict Liquid Holdup and Pressure Gradient of near-Horizontal Wet-Gas Pipelines.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2005. Print.

Hossain, Mohammad et al. “Assessment and Development of Heavy Oil Viscosity Correlations.” SPE International Thermal Operations and Heavy Oil Symposium. 2005. Print.

Zhang, Hong-Quan et al. “Unified Model of Heat Transfer in Gas-Liquid Pipe Flow.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2004. Print.

Manabe, R et al. “A Mechanistic Heat Transfer Model for Horizontal Two-Phase Flow.” Proceedings of the 4th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology, Banff, Canada. 2004. 3–4. Print.

Al-safran, Eissa et al. “Probabilistic/Mechanistic Modeling of Slug Length Distribution in a Horizontal Pipeline.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2003. Print.

Tengesdal, JØ et al. “A Design Approach for’ Self-Lifting’ Method to Eliminate Severe Slugging in Offshore Production Systems.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2003. Print.

Hernandez, OC et al. “Effect of Flow Regime, Temperature Gradient and Shear Stripping in Single-Phase Paraffin Deposition.” BHRG Multiphase Technology Conference, San Remo, Italy. 2003. Print.

Hernandez, OC et al. “Improvements in Single-Phase Paraffin Deposition Modeling.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2003. Print.

Manabe, Ryo et al. “A Mechanistic Heat Transfer Model for Vertical Two-Phase Flow.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2003. Print.

Tengesdal, JØ, Cem Sarica, and Leslie Thompson. “Severe Slugging Attenuation for Deepwater Multiphase Pipeline and Riser Systems.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2002. Print.

Vicente, Ronaldo, Cem Sarica, and Turgay Ertekin. “An Investigation of Horizontal Well Completions Using a Two-Phase Model Coupling Reservoir and Horizontal Well Flow Dynamics.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2001. Print.

Vicente, Ronaldo, Cem Sarica, and Turgay Ertekin. “A Two-Phase Model Coupling Reservoir and Horizontal Well Flow Dynamics.” SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference. 2001. Print.

Tang, Yula et al. “Performance of Horizontal Wells Completed with Slotted Liners and Perforations.” SPE/CIM International Conference on Horizontal Well Technology. 2000. Print.

Vicente, Ronaldo, Cem Sarica, and T Ertekin. “A Numerical Model Coupling Reservoir and Horizontal Well Flow Dynamics: Transient Behavior of Single-Phase Liquid and Gas Flow.” SPE/CIM International Conference on Horizontal Well Technology. 2000. Print.

Sarica, Cem, Jarl Tengesdal, and others. “A New Technique to Eliminate Severe Slugging in Pipeline/Riser Systems.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 2000. Print.

Meng, Weihong et al. “Experimental Study of Low Liquid Loading Gas-Liquid Flow in near-Horizontal Pipes.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 1999. Print.

Kaya, Avni, Cem Sarica, and JP Brill. “Comprehensive Mechanistic Modeling of Two-Phase Flow in Deviated Wells.” SPE Annual Technical Conference. 1999. Print.

Yuan, H et al. “Characterization of Slug Dissipation in Downward Flow.” Vol. 35. BHR GROUP CONFERENCE SERIES PUBLICATION, 1999. 119–132. Print.

Yuan, Hong et al. “Effect of Completion Geometry and Phasing on Single-Phase Liquid Flow Behavior in Horizontal Wells.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 1998. Print.

Ozkan, E, Cem Sarica, and M Haci. “Interpretation of Horizontal-Well Production Logs: Influence of Logging Tool.” SPE International Conference on Horizontal Well Technology. 1998. 165–174. Print.

Flores, Jose et al. “Characterization of Oil-Water Flow Patterns in Vertical and Deviated Wells.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 1997. Print.

Flores, Jose et al. “Investigation of Holdup and Pressure Drop Behavior for Oil-Water Flow in Vertical and Deviated Wells.” ASME's ETCE . Vol. 32. 1997. 1079–1082. Print.

Yang, Jiede et al. “A Study of Intermittent Flow in Downward Inclined Pipes.” 1996 International Congress & Exposition IMECE. 1996. Print.

Sarica, Cem, Fabrice Vigneron, and James Brill. “Effects of Inlet Flow Rate Changes on Two-Phase Stratified Flow in Horizontal Pipelines.” The 1996 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. Part 1(of 2), San Diego, CA, USA, 07/07-11/96. 1996. 681–687. Print.

Sarica, Cem et al. “Influence of Wellbore Hydraulics on Pressure Behavior and Productivity of Horizontal Gas Wells.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 1994. Print.

Adewumi, Michael et al. “PCB Migration in Natural Gas Pipelines.” PSIG Annual Meeting. 1993. Print.

Sarica, Cem et al. “Transient Analysis of Point Arguello Gas Pipeline Behavior.” SPE Production Operations Symposium. 1991. Print.

Sarica, Cem, Ovadia Shoham, and JP Brill. “Two-Phase Flow in Low-Velocity Hilly Terrain Pipelines.” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. 1991. Print.

others, Ovadia Shoham, and JP Brill. “A New Approach for Finger Storage Slug Catcher Design.” Offshore Technology Conference. 1990. Print.

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Sarica, Cem. “Two-Phase Flow in Low Velocity Terrain Pipelines.” University of Tulsa (1990): n. pag. Print.


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