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Hong-Quan Zhang PhD

Professor of Petroleum Engineering College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering
918-631-5142
hong-quan-zhang@utulsa.edu
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Ph.D., Tianjin University
M.S., Xi'an Jiaotong University
B.S., Xi'an Jiaotong University


Artificial Lift
Multiphase Flow in Wells and Pipelines
Heat and Mass Transfer
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Heavy Oil and Emulsion Rheology
Oil and Gas Production
Flow Assurance

Production Engineering
Advanced Production Design
Transient Multiphase Production Design
Multiphase Flow Modeling
Artificial Lift
Flow Assurance


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

Journal Articles


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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Technical Report


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

Conference Proceedings


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.

Ersoy, G et al. “Multiphase Simulator Performance in Three-Phase Undulating Pipeline.” 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.

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.

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.

Sridhar, Siddesh et al. “Experiments and Model Assessment on High-Viscosity Oil/Water Inclined Pipe Flows.” 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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


PE 3073 Production Engineering I
PE 7023 Advanced Production Design
PE 7143 Transient Multiphase Production Design
PE 7983 Research and Thesis
PE 9983 Research and Dissertation