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Mengjiao Yu PhD

Professor of Petroleum Engineering College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering
918-631-2863
mengjiao-yu@utulsa.edu
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Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin
M.S., Tsinghua University
M.S., University of Texas-Austin
B.S., Tianjin University


Drilling and Well Completion
Drilling Fluids
Fluid Rheology and Hydraulics
Wellbore Stability
Shale and Shale Stability
Cuttings Transport
UBD/MPD
Drillstring Mechanics
Downhole and Surface Measurement
Drilling Automations
Large Scale Engineering Simulations

Drilling Engineering
Drilling Fluids
Math Modeling in Drilling Engineering
Engineering Programming


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

Journal Articles


Dokhani, Vahid et al. “Investigating the Relation Between Sorption Tendency and Hydraulic Properties of Shale Formations.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 140.1 (2018): 012902. Print.

Chen, Yuanhang et al. “Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Modeling in the Event of Lost Circulation and Its Application in Locating Loss Zones.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 148 (2017): 1–9. Print.

Dokhani, Vahid, Mengjiao Yu, and Ben Bloys. “A Wellbore Stability Model for Shale Formations: Accounting for Strength Anisotropy and Fluid Induced Instability.” Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 32 (2016): 174–184. Print.

Dokhani, Vahid, Yue Ma, and Mengjiao Yu. “Determination of Equivalent Circulating Density of Drilling Fluids in Deepwater Drilling.” Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 34 (2016): 1096–1105. Print.

Dokhani, Vahid, and Mengjiao Yu. “Effects of Sorptive Tendency of Shale on Borehole Stability.” Journal of Geological Resource and Engineering 5 (2016): 195–209. Print.

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.

Hashemian, Yahya et al. “Accurate Predictions of Velocity Profiles and Frictional Pressure Losses in Annular YPL-Fluid Flow.” Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology 53.06 (2014): 355–363. Print.

Arslan, Mehmet et al. “Buckling of Buoyancy-Assisted Tubulars.” SPE Drilling & Completion 29.04 (2014): 372–385. Print.

Erge, Oney et al. “Effect of Drillstring Deflection and Rotary Speed on Annular Frictional Pressure Losses.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 136.4 (2014): 042909. Print.

Hashemian, Yahya et al. “Numerical Simulation and Experiments of Barite Sag in Horizontal Annulus.” American Journal of Numerical Analysis 2.1 (2014): 14–19. Print.

Chen, Guizhong, Russell Ewy, and Mengjiao Yu. “Analytic Solutions with Ionic Flow for a Pressure Transmission Test on Shale.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 72.1 (2010): 158–165. 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.

Duan, Mingqin et al. “Transport of Small Cuttings in Extended-Reach Drilling.” SPE Drilling & Completion 23.03 (2008): 258–265. Print.

Chen, Guizhong et al. “A Study of Wellbore Stability in Shales Including Poroelastic, Chemical, and Thermal Effects.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 38.3 (2003): 167–176. Print.

Yu, Mengjiao, Martin Chenevert, and Mukul Sharma. “Chemical–Mechanical Wellbore Instability Model for Shales: Accounting for Solute Diffusion.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 38.3 (2003): 131–143. Print.

Conference Proceedings


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

Karimi Vajargah, A et al. “Feasibility Study of Applying Intelligent Drill Pipe in Early Detection of Gas Influx during Conventional Drilling.” SPE/IADC Drilling Conference. 2013. 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.

Capo, Jesus et al. “Cuttings Transport with Aqueous Foam at Intermediate Inclined Wells.” SPE/ICoTA Coiled Tubing Conference and Exhibition. 2004. Print.


Society of Petroleum Engineers


PE 3041 Drilling Lab
PE 3043 Drilling Engineering I
PE 4043 Drilling Engineering II
PE 7063 Advanced Drilling
PE 7813 Special Topics in Petroleum Engineering
PE 7913 Master's Project
PE 7981 Research and Thesis
PE 9981 Research and Dissertation