Dr. Ovadia Shoham and Dr. Ram Mohan, Directors

Established in 1994, the mission of Tulsa University Separation Technology Projects (TUSTP) is to advance the state-of-the-art of compact multiphase cyclonic separation technology for gas/oil/water/sand flow. This includes individual compact separator components, such as the Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (GLCC), Liquid-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (LLCC) and integrated compact separation systems. Emphasis is placed on measurement and understanding of the hydrodynamic flow behavior in compact separators and development of design tools, based on mechanistic modeling, for the industry.

TUSTP research is supported by 16 leading national and international companies in the petroleum industry. We envision long-term cooperation with the petroleum industry conducting projects to better understand, analyze and design separation systems.  To date over 4,000 GLCCs have been installed by the industry in fields all around the world, based on the technology developed by TUSTP.  These include a subsea GLCC and a compact Inline Water Separation (IWS) system.

  41st Advisory Board Meeting (November 14, 2018)