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Eduardo Pereyra PhD

Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering
North Campus 918-631-5114
eduardo-pereyra@utulsa.edu
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Biography

Eduardo Pereyra is assistant professor at the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering and associate director at the Fluid Flow Project and Horizontal Wells Artificial Lift Projects of The University of Tulsa. Eduardo holds two B.E. Degree one in Mechanical Engineering (2000) and one in System Engineering (2000) from University of Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela. He received his Master Degree (2006) and Ph.D (2010) in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Tulsa. His research interests are multiphase flow systems and transport, flow assurance, artificial lift and separation technologies. Eduardo counts with several refereed journal and conference papers in his area of interest.


Ph.D., The University of Tulsa
M.S., The University of Tulsa
B.S., The University of Los Andes
B.S., The University of Los Andes


Multiphase Flow
Flow Assurance
Gas Well Deliquification
Artificial Lift
Multiphase Flow Metering
Separation Technologies
Uncertainty Analysis

Flow Assurance
Two-phase Flow Modeling
Oil and Gas Production
Artificial Lift
Petroleum Economics
Surface Production Facilities
Transient Two-phase Flow


The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Journal Articles


Karami, Hamidreza, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and Carlos Torres. 2017. “Analysis of Roll Wave Characteristics under Low Liquid Loading Two-Phase Flow Conditions.” AIChE Journal 63 (7). AIChE Journal: 3177–86.

Al-Sarkhi, A, Eduardo Pereyra, I Mantilla, and C Avila. 2017. “Dimensionless Oil-Water Stratified to Non-Stratified Flow Pattern Transition.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 151. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering: 284–91.

Karami, Hamidreza, Eduardo Pereyra, Carlos Torres, and Cem Sarica. 2017. “Droplet Entrainment Analysis of Three-Phase Low Liquid Loading Flow.” International Journal of Multiphase Flow 89. International Journal of Multiphase Flow: 45–56.

Karami, H, Eduardo Pereyra, C Torres, and Cem Sarica. 2017. “Modeling Study of Three-Phase Low Liquid Loading Flow in Horizontal Pipes.” International Journal of Multiphase Flow 91. International Journal of Multiphase Flow: 76–88.

Karami, Hamidreza, Eduardo Pereyra, and Cem Sarica. 2016. “Effects of Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) on Three-Phase Flow Characteristics in near-Horizontal Pipes.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering.

Ajani, Abdulkamil, Mohan Kelkar, Cem Sarica, and Eduardo Pereyra. 2016. “Effect of Surfactants on Liquid Loading in Vertical Wells.” International Journal of Multiphase Flow 83. International Journal of Multiphase Flow: 183–201.

Al-Sarkhi, A, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and F Alruhaimani. 2016. “Positive Frictional Pressure Gradient in Vertical Gas-High Viscosity Oil Slug Flow.” International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 59. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow: 50–61.

Ajani, Abdulkamil, Mohan Kelkar, Cem Sarica, and Eduardo Pereyra. 2016. “Foam Flow in Vertical Gas Wells under Liquid Loading: Critical Velocity and Pressure Drop Prediction.” International Journal of Multiphase Flow 87. International Journal of Multiphase Flow: 124–35.

Karami, Hamidreza, Carlos Torres, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and others. 2016. “Experimental Investigation of Three-Phase Low-Liquid-Loading Flow.” Oil and Gas Facilities 5 (02). Oil and Gas Facilities: 45–56.

Er, M, Ram Mohan, Eduardo Pereyra, Ovadia Shoham, G Kouba, and C Avila. 2015. “Onset of Separated Water-Layer in Three-Phase Stratified Flow.” Springer International Publishing. Springer International Publishing, 177–94.

Skopich, Anton, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and Balmohan Kelkar. 2015. “Pipe-Diameter Effect on Liquid Loading in Vertical Gas Wells.” SPE Production & Operations 30 (02). SPE Production & Operations: 164–76.

Pereyra, Eduardo, and Ovadia Shoham. 2015. “Unified Maximum Particle Size Prediction for Turbulent Dilute Dispersions.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 127. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering: 190–95.

Vuong, Duc, Tayfun Aydin, Carlos Torres, Eckhard Schleicher, Eduardo Pereyra, and Cem Sarica. 2015. “A Methodology to Quantify the Uncertainty in Liquid Holdup Measurements with Wire Mesh Sensor.” Flow Measurement and Instrumentation 46. Flow Measurement and Instrumentation: 18–24.

Schleicher, Eckhard, Tayfun Aydin, Ronald Vieira, Carlos Torres, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and Uwe Hampel. 2015. “Refined Reconstruction of Liquid–Gas Interface Structures for Stratified Two-Phase Flow Using Wire-Mesh Sensor.” Flow Measurement and Instrumentation. Flow Measurement and Instrumentation.

Aydin, Tayfun, Carlos Torres, Hamidreza Karami, Eduardo Pereyra, and Cem Sarica. 2015. “On the Characteristics of the Roll Waves in Gas–Liquid Stratified-Wavy Flow: A Two-Dimensional Perspective.” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 65. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science: 90–102.

Sarica, Cem, Ge Yuan, Wei Shang, Eduardo Pereyra, and Gene Kouba. 2015. “Feasibility and Evaluation of Surfactants and Gas Lift in Combination as Severe Slugging Suppression Method.” SPE Oil and Gas Facilities. SPE Oil and Gas Facilities.

Gawas, Kiran, Hamidreza Karami, Eduardo Pereyra, Abdelsalam Al-Sarkhi, and Cem Sarica. 2014. “Wave Characteristics in Gas–Oil Two Phase Flow and Large Pipe Diameter.” International Journal of Multiphase Flow 63. International Journal of Multiphase Flow: 93–104.

Moreiras, Jose, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and Carlos Torres. 2014. “Unified Drift Velocity Closure Relationship for Large Bubbles Rising in Stagnant Viscous Fluids in Pipes.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 124. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering: 359–66.

Chaudhuri, Anirban, Dipen Sinha, Abhijit Zalte, Eduardo Pereyra, Charles Webb, and Manuel Gonzalez. 2014. “Mass Fraction Measurements in Controlled Oil-Water Flows Using Noninvasive Ultrasonic Sensors.” Journal of Fluids Engineering 136 (3). Journal of Fluids Engineering: 031304.

Luo, Shu, Mohan Kelkar, Eduardo Pereyra, and Cem Sarica. 2014. “A New Comprehensive Model for Predicting Liquid Loading in Gas Wells.” SPE Production & Operations 29 (04). SPE Production & Operations: 337–49.

Wang, Shufan, Hong-Quan Zhang, Cem Sarica, Eduardo Pereyra, and others. 2014. “A Mechanistic Slug-Liquid-Holdup Model for Different Oil Viscosities and Pipe-Inclination Angles.” SPE Production & Operations 29 (04). SPE Production & Operations: 329–36.

Choi, Jinho, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, Hoyoung Lee, Il Jang, and JooMyoung Kang. 2013. “Development of a Fast Transient Simulator for Gas–Liquid Two-Phase Flow in Pipes.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 102. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering: 27–35.

Pereyra, Eduardo, Ram Mohan, Ovadia Shoham, and others. 2013. “A Simplified Mechanistic Model for an Oil/Water Horizontal Pipe Separator.” Oil and Gas Facilities 2 (03). Oil and Gas Facilities: 40–46.

Lee, H, A Al-Sarkhi, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, C Park, J Kang, and J Choi. 2013. “Hydrodynamics Model for Gas–Liquid Stratified Flow in Horizontal Pipes Using Minimum Dissipated Energy Concept.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 108. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering: 336–41.

Wang, Shufan, Hong-Quan Zhang, Eduardo Pereyra, and Cem Sarica. 2013. “Experimental Study of High-Viscosity Oil/Water/Gas Three-Phase Flow in Horizontal and Upward Vertical Pipes.” SPE Production & Operations 28 (03). SPE Production & Operations: 306–16.

Pereyra, Eduardo, Rosnayi Arismendi, Luis Gomez, Ram Mohan, Ovadia Shoham, and Gene Kouba. 2012. “State of the Art of Experimental Studies and Predictive Methods for Slug Liquid Holdup.” Journal of Energy Resources Technology 134 (2). Journal of Energy Resources Technology: 023001.

Choi, Jinho, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, Changhyup Park, and Joe Kang. 2012. “An Efficient Drift-Flux Closure Relationship to Estimate Liquid Holdups of Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow in Pipes.” Energies 5 (12). Energies: 5294–5306.

Zhang, Hong-Quan, Cem Sarica, and Eduardo Pereyra. 2012. “Review of High-Viscosity Oil Multiphase Pipe Flow.” Energy & Fuels 26 (7). Energy & Fuels: 3979–85.

Morales, Rosanel, Eduardo Pereyra, Shoubo Wang, Ovadia Shoham, and others. 2012. “Droplet Formation Through Centrifugal Pumps for Oil-in-Water Dispersions.” SPE Journal 18 (01). SPE Journal: 172–78.

Pereyra, Eduardo, C Torres, Ram Mohan, L Gomez, G Kouba, and Ovadia Shoham. 2012. “A Methodology and Database to Quantify the Confidence Level of Methods for Gas–Liquid Two-Phase Flow Pattern Prediction.” Chemical Engineering Research and Design 90 (4). Chemical Engineering Research and Design: 507–13.

Pereyra, Eduardo, L Gómez, Ram Mohan, Ovadia Shoham, and G Kouba. 2011. “Design and Performance of Gas–Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone/Slug Damper System.” Birkhäuser Boston. Birkhäuser Boston, 299–311.

Mata, C, Eduardo Pereyra, JL Trallero, and DD Joseph. 2002. “Stability of Stratified Gas–Liquid Flows.” International Journal of Multiphase Flow 28 (8). International journal of multiphase flow: 1249–68.

Moreno, Luis, EJ Pereyra, and JC Vielma. 2001. “Estimación De Temperatura y Humedad Relativa En Venezuela Mediante Redes Neuronales.” Ciencia e Ingeniería 22 (1). Ciencia e Ingeniería: 24–29.

Conference Proceedings


Barreto, Carolina, Amanda Pimenta, Hamidreza Karami, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and others. 2017. “Experimental Investigation of Severe Slugging Control by Surfactant Injection.” In Offshore Technology Conference.

Brito, R, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and others. 2016. “Effect of Well Trajectory on Liquid Removal in Horizontal Gas Wells.” In SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

Valbuena, J, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and others. 2016. “Defining the Artificial Lift System Selection Guidelines for Horizontal Wells.” In SPE North America Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition.

Brito, R, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and others. 2016. “A Novel Analysis to Detect When and Where Liquid Loading Occurs in Horizontal Gas Wells-Case Studies.” In SPE North America Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition.

Chung, S, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, G Soto, F Alruhaimani, J Kang, and others. 2016. “Effect of High Oil Viscosity on Oil-Gas Flow Behavior in Vertical Downward Pipes.” In 10th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology.

Nair, J, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and others. 2016. “A Statistical Evaluation of Slug Frequency Models for Air-Water Flow in 6-in. ID near Horizontal Pipes.” In 10th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology.

Dinata, Randy, Cem Sarica, Eduardo Pereyra, and others. 2016. “A Methodology of End of Tubing EOT Location Optimization for Horizontal Shale Gas Wells with and without Deliquification.” In SPE North America Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition.

Brito, R, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and others. 2016. “Well Trajectory Effect on Slug Flow Development.” In 10th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology.

Xu, H, Eduardo Pereyra, E Dellacase, M Volk, and others. 2016. “Study on Ice Formation and Its Effect in Oil Pipelines.” In Arctic Technology Conference.

Brito, R, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and others. 2016. “Existence of Severe Slugging in Toe-Up Horizontal Gas Wells.” In SPE North America Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition.

Dinata, Randy, Cem Sarica, Eduardo Pereyra, and others. 2016. “End of Tubing EOT Placement Effects on the Two-Phase Flow Behavior in Horizontal Wells: Experimental Study.” In SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

Gawas, Kiran, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and others. 2015. “Experimental Study of Drop Size Distribution for Air-Oil Two-Phase Flow in Large Diameter Pipe.” In SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

Ogra, Konark, Emmanuel Delle-Case, Eduardo Pereyra, Michael Volk, Matthew Walsh, Wadoud Hazineh, Changhua Qiu, Ken Primrose, and others. 2015. “Assuring Flow for Generation: A Pilot Study of Key Technologies, Findings, and Way Ahead for Gas Hydrate Evaluation in Pipelines.” In SPE Digital Energy Conference and Exhibition.

Fan, Y, Eduardo Pereyra, CF Torres-Monzon, TB Aydin, Cem Sarica, and others. 2015. “Experimental Study on the Onset of Intermittent Flow and Pseudo-Slug Characteristics in Upward Inclined Pipes.” In 17th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology.

Pereyra, Eduardo, Ovadia Shoham, Luis Gomez, Ram Mohan, and others. 2015. “Integration Methodology of Separation Units Using Steady-State Particle Size Approach.” In The Twenty-Fifth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference.

Alsaadi, Y, Eduardo Pereyra, C Torres, Cem Sarica, and others. 2015. “Liquid Loading of Highly Deviated Gas Wells from 60° to 88°.” In SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

Guner, M, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, C Torres, and others. 2015. “An Experimental Study of Low Liquid Loading in Inclined Pipes from 90° to 45°.” In SPE Production and Operations Symposium.

Nair, J, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, CF Torres, JM Arellano, and others. 2015. “Downhole Venturi Nozzles and Foam Application: A Novel Artificial Lift Method.” In SPE Production and Operations Symposium.

Aydin, Tayfun, Carlos Torres, Eckhard Schleicher, Hamidreza Karami, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and others. 2014. “Spatio-Temporal Features of Air-Oil Interface for Stratified-Wavy Two Phase Flow in Horizontal Pipes with a 6-Inch Diameter.” In 9th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology. BHRG.

Brito, R, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and others. 2014. “Experimental Study To Characterize Slug Flow for Medium Oil Viscosities in Horizontal Pipes.” In 9th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology.

Schleicher, Eckhard, Tayfun Aydin, Carlos Torres, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and Uwe Hampel. 2014. “Refined Reconstruction of Liquid-Gas Interface Structures for Oil-Gas Stratified Two-Phase Flow Using Wire-Mesh Sensor.” In . 5th International Workshop on Process Tomography, Jeju, South Korea, 16th–18th September.

Sarica, Cem, P Begen, Eduardo Pereyra, G Kouba, and others. 2014. “Feasibility of Surfactants as Severe Slugging Suppression Agents.” In 9th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology.

Sarica, Cem, Polat Begen, Eduardo Pereyra, Gene Kouba, and . 2014. “Feasibility of Surfactants as Severe Slugging Suppression Agents.” In 9th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology.

Karami, Hamidreza, Carlos Torres, Mazdak Parsi, Eduardo Pereyra, and Cem Sarica. 2014. “CFD Simulations of Low Liquid Loading Multiphase Flow in Horizontal Pipelines.” In ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting Collocated with the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, V002T06A011–V002T06A011.

Yuan, Ge, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and Robert Sutton. 2013. “An Experimental Study on Liquid Loading of Vertical and Deviated Gas Wells.” In SPE Production and Operations Symposium.

Brito, R, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, C Torres, and others. 2013. “A Simplified Slug Flow Model for Highly Viscous Oil-Gas Flow in Horizontal Pipes.” In SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

Wang, Shufan, Hong-Quan Zhang, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and others. 2013. “A Mechanistic Slug Liquid Holdup Model for Wide Ranges of Liquid Viscosity and Pipe Inclination Angle.” In Offshore Technology Conference.

Kelkar, Mohan, Eduardo Pereyra, Anton Skopich, Cem Sarica, and others. 2013. “Pipe Diameter Effect on Liquid Loading in Vertical Gas Wells.” In SPE Production and Operations Symposium.

Brito, Rosmer, Eduardo Pereyra, Cem Sarica, and others. 2013. “Effect of Medium Oil Viscosity on Two Phase Oil Gas Flow Behavior in Horizontal Pipes.” In Offshore Technology Conference.

Brito, R, Eduardo Pereyra, and Cem Sarica. 2012. “Stratified Flow For Downward Highly Viscous Two-Phase Flow.” In 8th North American Conference on Multiphase Technology.

Brito, R., Graham S., Pereyra, E., Sarica, and C. 2012. “Evaluation of Capacitance Sensors for the Liquid Holdup Measurement in Two-Phase Phase with Highly Viscous Liqui.” In 58th International Instrumentation Symposium, 4–7.

Jeyachandra, Benin, Cem Sarica, Hong-Quan Zhang, Eduardo Pereyra, and others. 2012. “Effects of Inclination on Flow Characteristics of High Viscosity Oil/Gas Two Phase Flow.” In SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

Sridhar, Siddesh, Hong-Quan Zhang, Cem Sarica, and Eduardo Pereyra. 2011. “Experiments and Model Assessment on High-Viscosity Oil/Water Inclined Pipe Flows.” In SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

Pereyra, Eduardo, L Gomez, Ram Mohan, Ovadia Shoham, and G Kouba. 2009. “Transient Mechanistic Model for Slug Damper/Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC) Compact Separator System.” In ASME 2009 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 661–72.

Mohan, RS, Pereyra, EJ, Gomez, LE, and F Ting. 2008. “Modeling of Well Test Measurement System Performance.” In Proceedings of the Production and Upstream Flow Measurement Workshop, 12–14.

Dissertation Project


Pereyra, Eduardo. 2011. “Modeling of Integrated Compact Multiphase Separation System(CMSS (c)).”

Software


Pereyra, Eduardo, and C Torres. 2005. “FLOPATN—: Flow Pattern Prediction and Plotting Computer Code.” The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK. The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.


Member of Engineer College of Venezuela
Society of Petroleum Engineers


PE 3003 Petroleum EcoNomics and Property Evaluation
PE 3013 Computer Applications in Petroleum Engineering
PE 3233 Natural Gas Production Engineering
PE 4183 Flow Assurance
PE 4863 Special Topics in Petroleum Engineering
PE 4863 Special Topics in Petroleum Engineering
PE 7023 Advanced Production Design