Yilin Fan

Assistant Professor

Dr. Yilin Fan joined Colorado School of Mines as an assistant professor in August 2018. She holds a B.S. degree in Oil and Gas Storage and Transportation Engineering from China University of Petroleum and received her both Master and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa. Before joining Colorado School of Mines, she worked as a post-doc research associate at the University of Tulsa for 1 year. Her research interests include, but are not limited to, steady-state and transient multiphase flow in pipelines and wellbores, gas well deliquification, artificial lift design and optimization, multiphase flow related flow assurance issues, as well as the application of fiber optic sensor in production logging and optimization. Dr. Fan received the Best Paper Award in the 17th International Conference on Multiphase Technology, and was awarded the 2020 ACS Petroleum Research Fund. She is currently serving as associated editor for SPE Production & Operation, and technical reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, 2017
  • M.S. Petroleum Engineering, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, 2012
  • B.S. Oil and Gas Storage and Transportation Engineering, China University of Petroleum, China, 2009

ACADEMIC AWARDS

  • Bellwether Fellowship Award, University of Tulsa, 2016-2017.
  • Best Paper Award, 17th International Conference on Multiphase Technology, Cannes, France, 2015.
  • Doctoral Research Assistantship Award, TUFFP, University of Tulsa, 2012-2016.
  • Graduate Research Assistantship Award, TUHOP, University of Tulsa, 2010-2012.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Steady-state and transient multiphase flow in pipeline and wellbore
  • Artificial lift design and optimization
  • Multiphase flow related flow assurance issues
  • Gas well deliquification
  • Application of fiber optic sensing in production optimization

TEACHING

  • PEGN411: Mechanics of Petroleum Production (Spring)
  • PEGN598: Advanced Production Design (Fall)

PUBLICATION

  • Fan, Y., Al-Safran, E., Pereyra, E., and Sarica, C. 2020. Modeling Pseudo-slugs Liquid Holdup in Slightly Upward Inclined Pipes. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. Vol 194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2020.107564

  • Rastogi, A. and Fan, Y. 2020. Experimental and Modeling Study of Onset of Liquid Accumulation. Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering. Vol 73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2019.103064

  • Fan, Y., Pereyra, E., Sarica, C. 2020. Experimental Study of Pseudo-slug Flow in Upward Inclined Pipes. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. Vol. 75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2020.103147

  • Fan, Y., Al-Safran, E., Pereyra, E., Sarica, C. 2020. Modeling Liquid Holdup in Pseudo-slugs. International Petroleum Technology Conference. IPTC-19769-Abstract. 13-15 January, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. https://doi.org/10.2523/IPTC-19769-Abstract

  • Titov, A., Jin, G., Fan, Y., Tura, A., Kutun, K., and Miskimins, J. 2020. Distributed Fiber-optic Sensing Based Production Logging Investigation: Flowloop Experiments. First EAGE Workshop on Fibre Optic Sensing, 2020 (1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.202030035

  • Uzunoglu, H., Fan, Y., Pereyra, E., and Sarica, C. Effects of Constant Pressure Boundary on Multiphase Flow Behavior in Horizontal Wells. Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2020.

  • Titov, A., Fan, Y., Jin, G., Tura, A., Kutun, K., Miskimins, J. Experimental Investigation of Distributed Acoustic Fiber-optic Sensing in Production Logging: Thermal Slug Tracking and Multiphase Flow Characterization. Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 2020.

  • Uzunoglu, H., Fan, Y., Pereyra, E., and Sarica, C. Effect of Constant Pressure Boundary on Gas Lift of Horizontal Wells. SPE Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition – Americas, 2020.

  • Fan, Y., Pereyra, E., Sarica, C., Schleicher, E., and Hampel, U. 2019. Analysis of Flow Pattern Transition from Segregated to Slug Flow in Upward Inclined Pipes. International Journal of Multiphase Flow. 115: 19-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2019.03.021

  • Rastogi, A. and Fan, Y. 2019. Experimental Investigation and Modeling of Onset of Liquid Accumulation in Large-Diameter Deviated Gas Wells. Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 30 September – 2 October. https://doi.org/10.2118/196130-MS

  • Fan, Y. and Sarica, C. 2019. A Novel Approach for System Instability Prediction Using Nodal Analysis. Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 30 September – 2 October. https://doi.org/10.2118/196134-MS

  • Soedarmo, A., Fan, Y., Pereyra, E., and Sarica, C. 2018. A Unit Cell Model for Gas-Liquid Pseudo-Slug Flow in Pipes. Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering. 60: 125-143. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2018.10.006

  • Fan, Y., Pereyra, E., and Sarica, C. 2018. Onset of Liquid Film Reversal in Inclined Pipe. SPE Journal. SPE-191120-PA. 5 (23). https://doi.org/10.2118/191120-PA

  • Fan, Y., Pereyra, E., Torres, C., Aydin, T., and Sarica, C. 2015. Experimental Study on the Onset of Intermittent Flow and Pseudo-slug Characteristics in Upward Inclined Pipes. 17th International Conference on Multiphase Technology, June 10 – 12, 2015, Cannes, France. (Winner of Best Paper Award)

Contact

303-273-3749
Fax: 303-273-3189
315 Marquez Hall
yilinfan@mines.edu