Ovadia Shoham, Ph.D.
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Dr. Ovadia Shoham is F.M. Stevenson Presidential Chair Professor of Petroleum Engineering at The University of Tulsa (TU). He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and his M.S. and B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston and the Technion in Israel. Shoham teaches and conducts research in the area of modeling two-phase flow in pipes and its application in the oil and gas production, transportation and separation. He served as the Associate Director and the Director of Research of the TU Fluid Flow Projects (TUFFP) for 10 years. Since 1994, Dr. Shoham directs the TU Separation Technology Projects (TUSTP), conducting research on compact separators. He has taught short courses on multiphase flow for various oil and gas companies worldwide. Shoham has authored or co-authored more than 90 publications in the areas of multiphase flow and separation and production operations. He is also the author of the book: ”Mechanistic Modeling of Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow in Pipes” (Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), 2006). He was a member of the SPE Production Operation Technical Committee (1990-1992 and 1998-2000), received the SPE Cedric K. Ferguson Medal in 1999 and the 2003 SPE Production and Operation Award.
Education and Degrees Earned
- Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel (1982)
- M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas (1976)
- B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel (1973)
Areas of Academic Specialty
See "Areas of Research."
Areas of Research Focus
- Two-Phase Flow Modeling
- Compact Multiphase Cyclonic Separators
- Oil and Gas Production
Previous Teaching Experience
- The University of Tulsa (1982 - present)
Previous Relevant Work Experience
- Research and Teaching Assistant, Tel Aviv University (1977-1982)
- Research and Teaching Assistant, Houston University (1974-1976)
- Research Assistant, T.H.T. University, Enschede, Holland (Summer 1973)
- Society of Petroleum Engineers