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Nicholas Takach PhD

Professor of Chemistry College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
918-631-3025
nicholas-takach@utulsa.edu
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Ph.D., University of Nevada
B.S., California State Polytechnic University


Petroleum-related Chemistry
Surface Chemistry
Properties of Drilling
Completion Fluids for Oil and Gas Wells

General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Inorganic Chemistry
Inorganic Synthesis


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

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. “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.

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.

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.

Ozbayoglu, Mehmet et al. “Using Foam in Horizontal Well Drilling: A Cuttings Transport Modeling Approach.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 46.4 (2005): 267–282. Print.

Ozbayoglu, Mehmet et al. “A Comparative Study of Hydraulic Models for Foam Drilling.” Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology 41.06 (2002): n. pag. 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.

D. Teeters, N. Takach, and W. A. Redman, "Three-Dimensional Wetting Maps: A Novel Technique for Assessing and Applying Data from Rock-Fluid Interaction Studies," Petroleum Preprints, 38(2), 131(1993).

Teeters, Dale et al. “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. 131–135. Print.


CHEM 1013 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1023 General Chemistry II
CHEM 4043 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 4101 INorganic Synthesis and Characterization