Yilin Fan

Assistant Professor

Dr. Yilin Fan joined Colorado School of Mines in August 2018. Before that, Dr. Fan was research associate for Tulsa University Fluid Flow Projects (TUFFP) and Tulsa University Horizontal Well Artificial Lift Projects (TUHWALP). During that time, she was involved in multiple industry-cooperation projects in multiphase flow and artificial lift area. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Oil and Gas Storage and Transportation Engineering from China University of Petroleum, China, and Master and Ph.D. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa. She worked as a research assistant in Tulsa University High-viscosity Oil Projects (TUHOP) and TUFFP during that period. Her current interest area includes steady-state and transient multiphase flow in pipes, artificial lift optimization, flow assurance, gas well deliquification, etc. She is actively seeking students who wish to pursue MS or PhD degrees in related areas.

 

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
  • Flow assurance
  • Gas well deliquification
  • Application of fiber optic sensor in production optimization

TEACHING

  • PEGN411: Mechanics of Petroleum Production (Spring)
  • PEGN463: Petroleum Midstream Design (Spring)
  • PEGN598A: Advanced Production Design (Fall)

PUBLICATION

  • Fan, Y., Pereyra, E., Sarica, C., Schleicher, E., and Hampel, U. Analysis of Flow Pattern Transition from Segregated to Slug Flow in Upward Inclined Pipes. Submitted to International Journal of Multiphase Flow. (Under Review)
  • 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.
  • Fan, Y., Pereyra, E., and Sarica, C. 2018. Onset of Liquid Film Reversal in Inclined Pipe. SPE Journal. 23 (5). SPE-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.

Contact

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