Ovadia Shoham, PhD

Ovadia Shoham, PhD
Floyd M. Stevenson Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Petroleum Engineering
918-631-3255 Stephenson Hall Room 2295

Education

PhD – Tel Aviv University MS – University of Houston BS – Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Production, Transportation and Separation of Multiphase Flow
Two Phase Flow Modeling

Teaching Interests

Production Engineering
Two Phase Flow Modeling

Publications

Journal Articles

  • “Onset of Separated Water-Layer in Three-Phase Stratified Flow”. Integral Methods in Science and Engineering, Springer International Publishing, 2015, pp. 177–194.
  • Unified Maximum Particle Size Prediction for Turbulent Dilute Dispersions. Vol. 127, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2015, pp. 190–195.
  • A Simplified Mechanistic Model for an Oil/Water Horizontal Pipe Separator. Vol. 2, Oil and Gas Facilities, 2013, pp. 40–46.
  • A Methodology and Database to Quantify the Confidence Level of Methods for gas–liquid Two-Phase Flow Pattern Prediction. Vol. 90, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 2012, pp. 507–513.
  • Droplet Formation Through Centrifugal Pumps for Oil-in-Water Dispersions. Vol. 18, SPE Journal, 2012, pp. 172–178.
  • State of the Art of Experimental Studies and Predictive Methods for Slug Liquid Holdup. Vol. 134, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 2012, p. 023001.
  • “Design and Performance of Gas–Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone/Slug Damper System”. Integral Methods in Science and Engineering, Birkhäuser Boston, 2011, pp. 299–311.
  • Erdal, F.M., and Shirazi, S.A., Mantilla, I. and Shoham, O. “CFD Study of Bubble Cary-Under in Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators,” SPE Journal of Production and Facilities, November 2000, Vol. 15, No.4, pp. 217-221.

  • Mantilla, I., Shirazi, S.A., and Shoham, O., “Flow Prediction and Bubble Trajectory Model in Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC) Separators, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 1999, Vol. 121, pp. 9-14.

  • Erdal, F.M., Shirazi, S.A., Shoham, O., and Kouba, G.E., “CFD Simulation of Single-Phase and Two-Phase Flow in Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators,” SPE Journal, Vol. 2, December 1997, pp. 436-446.

  • Arpandi, I., Joshi, A.R., Shoham, O., and Shirazi, S.A., “Hydrodynamics of Two-Phase Flow in Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators, SPE Journal, Vol. 1, December 1996, pp. 427-436.

  • A Comprehensive Mechanistic Model for Upward Two-Phase Flow in Wellbores. Vol. 9, Old Production & Facilities, 1994, pp. 143–151.
  • A Simplified Transient Model for Pipeline-Riser Systems. Vol. 46, Chemical engineering science, 1991, pp. 2167–2179.
  • Co-Electrospinning Cellulose Acetate (CAc) and Poly (vinyl Alcohol) (PVA) Composite Nanofibrous Membranes from One Polymer Solution. J. Am. Chem. Soc.

Conference Proceedings

  • “Integration Methodology of Separation Units Using Steady-State Particle Size Approach”. The Twenty-Fifth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, 2015.
  • “Transient Mechanistic Model for Slug Damper/Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC) Compact Separator System”. ASME 2009 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 2009, pp. 661–672.
  • Erdal, F.M., Mantilla, I., Shirazi, S.A., and Shoham, O., “Simulation of Free Interface Shape and Complex Two-Phase Flow Behavior in a Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separator,” in Proceeding of the 1998 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM98-5206, Washington D.C., June 1998.

  • Motta, B.R., Erdal, F.M., Shirazi, S.A., Shoham, O., and Rhyne, L.D., “Simulation of Single-Phase and Two- Phase Flow in Gas Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators,” in Proceedings of the 1997 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM97-3554, Vancouver, Canada, June 1997.

  • “Transient Analysis of Point Arguello Gas Pipeline Behavior”. SPE Production Operations Symposium, 1991.
  • “Two-Phase Flow in Low-Velocity Hilly Terrain Pipelines”. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 1991.
  • “A New Approach for Finger Storage Slug Catcher Design”. Offshore Technology Conference, 1990.

Technical Reports

  • Shoham, O. and Shirazi, S.A., “Design and Performance of Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC) Separators for Multiphase Production Systems,” Final Report to DOE – BDM, Delivery Order 0031 – Rev. A, Reporting Period: April 21, 1995 to April 20, 1996.

Other

  • Amey, M.J., Benard, A., Chase, G.G., Evans, E.A., Jayaraman, K., Mohan, R.S., Parks, S.M., Petty, C.A., Shoham, O., Shirazi, S.A., Wisecarver, K.D., and Zhuang, M.: “NSF Combined Research and Curriculum Development on Multiphase Transport Phenomena,” ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, 2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L’ingenieur, 2002, pp. 9877-9886.

  • Erdal, F.M., Shirazi, S.A., Mantilla, I., and Shoham, O., “CFD Study of Bubble Carry-under in Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators, SPE/EPA Exploration and Production Environmental Conference, 1999, SPE 49309, pp. 125-135.

  • Mantilla, I., Shirazi, S.A., and Shoham, O., “Flow Prediction and Bubble Trajectory Model in Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC) Separators,” Paper No. ETCE99-6658, Proceedings of the 1999 ASME Energy Sources Technology Conference, Feb. 1999, Houston.

  • Erdal, F.M., Shirazi, S.A., Mantilla, I., and Shoham, O., “Bubble Trajectory Analysis for Design of Gas Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators,” SPE Paper 49309, in Proceedings of the SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Pi Production Operations and Engineering/General, New Orleans, October 1998.

  • Ferhat, F.M., Shirazi, S.A., Shoham, O. and Kouba, G.E., “CFD Simulation of Single-Phase and Two-Phase Flow in Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators,” SPE paper 36645, presented at the SPE Annual Meeting, Denver, October 1996.

  • Marti, S.K., Erdal, F.M., Shoham, O., and Shirazi, S.A., “Analysis of Gas Carry-Under in Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclones,” in proceedings of the “Hydrocyclones 96” International Conference, Cambrige, England, April 1996.

  • Arpandi, I., Joshi, A.R., Shoham, O., and Shirazi, S.A., “Hydrodynamics of Two-Phase Flow in Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators,” SPE Paper 30683, in Proceedings of the SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Pi Production Operations and Engineering Annual Meeting, Dallas, October 1995.

  • Kouba, G.E., Shoham, O. and Shirazi, S.A., “Design and Performance of Gas Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators,” in Proceedings of the BHR Group 6th International Meeting on Multiphase Flow, Gannes, France, June 7-9, 1995.

Courses Taught

  • Residency
  • Research and Dissertation
  • Research and Thesis
  • Independent Study
  • Production Engineering I
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Master's Project
  • Two Phase Flow Modeling