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October 6th, 2017

Welcomed Dr. Jim Brill and

Dr. Eissa Al-Safran for book signing.

“Applied Multiphase Flow in Pipes and Flow Assurance

– Oil and Gas Production”






Welcome to TUALP

Founded in May 1983 by Dr. Zelimir Schmidt, the Tulsa University Artificial Lift Projects (TUALP) is a cooperative industry-university consortium to conduct research on artificial lift technologies and strategies for petroleum production. Our primary objective is to provide our members with experimental results and theoretical analyses on the performances of various artificial lift methods, and useful tools for artificial lift applications and production optimization. Through different research projects, our graduate students are also equipped with up-to-date technical knowledge and skills so they can be productive in a research and development or technical service position.


WELCOME - New Visiting Scholar


Yi Shi is a visiting scholar from China University of

Petroleum , Beijing, China, where he has a Ph.D in

Mechanical Engineering. Shi's research focus is on

Hydraulic Design and Mutiphase Flow Dynamics of

Mutiphase pump.


Zhang’s Unified Model for Multiphase Pipe Flow

The unified model for multiphase pipe flow developed by Dr. Zhang is covered in the newly published SPE textbook “Applied Multiphase Flow in Pipes and Flow Assurance – Oil and Gas Production” with an entire chapter. The inclusion was specifically requested by the SPE Textbook Committee. This is a remarkable recognition by the industry. Currently this unified model is extended by our PhD candidate Fahad Al-Mudairis to transient multiphase flow modeling.







 Comments are welcome


Last updated October 11,, 2017