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Luis E. Zerpa

  • Assistant Professor
  • Petroleum Engineering Department
  • Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO 80401


  • BS, MS - University of Zulia, Venezuela
  • PhD - Colorado School of Mines


  • Reservoir characterization and modeling, enhanced oil recovery methods, gas hydrates as unconventional natural resources, flow assurance and multiphase flow modeling.


  • L.E. Zerpa, I. Rao, Z.M. Aman, T.J. Danielson, C.A. Koh, E.D. Sloan, A.K. Sum. "Multiphase Flow Modeling of Gas Hydrates with a Simple Hydrodynamic Slug Flow Model," Chemical Engineering Science, 99:298-304 (2013). [doi: 10.1016/j.ces.2013.06.016]
  • S.V. Joshi, G.A. Grasso, P.G. Lafond, I. Rao, E. Webb, L.E. Zerpa, E.D. Sloan, C.A. Koh, A.K. Sum. "Experimental flowloop investigations of gas hydrate formation in high water cut systems," Chemical Engineering Science, 97:198-209 (2013). [doi: 10.1016/j.ces.2013.04.019]
  • L.E. Zerpa, E.D. Sloan, A.K. Sum, C.A. Koh. "Overview of CSMHyK: A transient hydrate formation model," Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 98-99: 122-129 (2012). [doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2012.08.017]
  • L.E. Zerpa, E.D. Sloan, C.A. Koh, and A.K. Sum. "Hydrate Risk Assessment and Restart Procedure Optimization of an Offshore Well Using a Transient Hydrate Prediction Model," SPE Oil and Gas Facilities, 1(5):49-56 (2012). [doi: 10.2118/160578-PA]
  • L.E. Zerpa, J.L. Salager, C.A. Koh, E.D. Sloan, A.K. Sum. "Surface Chemistry and Gas Hydrates in Flow Assurance," Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research, 50(1): 188-197 (2011). [doi: 10.1021/ie100873k]
  • E. Carrero, N.V. Queipo, S. Pintos, L.E. Zerpa. "Global Sensitivity Analysis of Alkali-Surfactant-Polymer Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes," Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 58(1-2): 30-42 (2007). [doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2006.11.007]
  • L.E. Zerpa, N.V. Queipo, S. Pintos, J.L. Salager. "An Optimization Methodology of Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer Flooding Processes Using Field Scale Numerical Simulation and Multiple Surrogates," Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 47(3-4):197-208 (2005). [doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2005.03.002]
  • N.V. Queipo, L.E. Zerpa, J. Goicochea, A.J. Verde, S.Pintos, A. Zambrano. "A Model for the Integrated Optimization of Oil Production Systems," Journal of Engineering with Computers. 19(2): 130-141 (2003). [doi: 10.1007/s00366-003-0255-1]