Summer Course of Application of Hydrodynamics in Pipe Flow for Oil and Gas Wells
In order to improve students' English skills, to promote students to learn more about the hydrodynamics, and to teach students how to work and think as an engineer, the school of Energy and Environment, University of Science and Technology Beijing organizes a summer course on the topic of application of hydrodynamics in pipe flow for oil and gas wells. For this course, Prof. Ding Zhu, from Texas A&M University is invited to give lectures.
This course focuses on the application of Bernoulli equation for pressure- flow rate relationship in a pipe flow. The application is to wellbores that are used to produce oil and gas. Each terms in the Bernoulli equation, potential, friction, kinetic and shift work, will be discussed separately on the significance in pressure estimate at the bottom of the well condition. The application of vertical and horizontal wells will also be covered in the class.
The students are expected to know the Bernoulli equation before the class, and be able to run calculation with excel program developed during the class. The class is aimed for the students to understand the importance of Bernoulli equation when practice as an engineer. There will be daily homework. The course starts with an assessment test, and ends with a final exam.
Through this summer course, it not only promotes students to have a deeper understanding of hydrodynamics, but also broadens students’ vision to global energy issues. At the same time, it can also promote international teaching and academic exchanges, laying a good foundation for improving our school's teaching practice and the construction of disciplines.
Lecture professor: Ding Zhu, Professor
Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University
Dr. Ding Zhu Holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China, a MS and PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering, both from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research areas are production engineering, well stimulation, intelligent well modeling and complex well-performance optimization. Dr. Zhu is an author of more than 150 technical papers, a co-author of text book, Petroleum Production Systems (2nd edition), and a co-author of a SPE book, Multilateral Wells. She has been a committee member and chairperson for many conferences and events with Society of Petroleum Engineers, and is currently an associate editor for SPE Production and Operation Journal. She is a Distinguished Member of SPE.
Dr. Ding Zhu is mainly engaged in research in the field of general production engineering, well stimulation and intelligent completion technology. Her main research directions include: matrix acidizing, acid fracturing, and hydraulic fracturing in well stimulation; downhole monitoring and control, distributed temperature and acoustic measurement and interpretation, and optimization of well performance by downhole flow control equipment, etc.