Mr. Madhusuden Agrawal has 25+ industrial experience in analyzing fluid dynamics and related phenomena through numerical simulations and optimization for wide range of applications in energy eco‐system. He is currently working as Sr Principal Engineer at BP, providing technological leadership in areas involving CFD and Multiphysics modelling. Mr. Agrawal worked with ANSYS and Fluent for about 20 years prior to joining BP. He specializes in multiphase and particulate flow modelling, including sand particle erosion. Mr. Agrawal is chair of SPE GCS CFD Study group and he has published 40+ journal and conference papers.
Ardjan Kopliku is a materials and corrosion engineer working with 29 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He is now the BP Upstream Engineering Center erosion subject matter expert. He is chair of NACE International TG 245 “Oil and Gas Production, Erosion Management”. He is leading several other committees at NACE.
Ardjan graduated in Special Physics in Albania and obtained its Ph.D. in Materials Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy. He then joined the Italian oil company Eni as a material and corrosion engineer. He joined BP in 2004, where he has covered several roles. He has been the Discipline Lead for Corrosion, Materials and Welding, Corrosion Engineering Team Leader for the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations, and has led several multidisciplinary teams and projects.
Ardjan is author of 30 papers and articles on corrosion, material selection and erosion.
Siamack A. Shirazi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Erosion/Corrosion Research Center (E/CRC) at The University of Tulsa (TU) and Director of TU Sand Management Projects (TUSMP) in addition to some other petroleum engineering consortia at TU that he has contributed and co-founded. Dr. Shirazi received his BS (81) MS (83) and PhD (89) from the University of New Mexico in Mechanical Engineering. Professor Shirazi has over 500 publications, technical and invited presentations most of them related to erosion/corrosion and multiphase flow for the oil and gas industry applications, including several invited SPE sponsored symposiums on sand management, pipeline erosion-corrosion and the API RP 14E. Professor Shirazi’s past 31 years of teaching and research has advanced the state-of-the-art in the important field of erosion mitigation for oil field applications and he is known worldwide through his work for the sponsors of his research and through his publications and short courses delivered around the globe. To recognize his contributions for his research in erosion-corrosion, Shirazi has received NACE Technical Achievement award in 2013, in addition to ASME Fellow (2008) and NACE Fellow (2015) awards, and the 2018 SPE International Projects, Facilities, and Construction Award, and the 2019 ASME-Petroleum Fluids Engineering Award.
Thomas Bertheau Eeg is a Senior Engineer working in the Well and Flow Technology section for flow calculations for the oil & gas industry. His main focus is on sand and particle erosion, sand management, multiphase flow and CFD modelling.
Dr. Chochua has 20 years of experience in the Oil and Gas, Turbomachinery, and Aerospace Industries, specializing in Computational Fluid Dynamics and heat transfer. Early on in his career, Gocha obtained his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida. Dr. Chochua is currently is a Principal Modeling and Simulation Engineer at Schlumberger. His research interests include CFD, simulation-driven design, erosion modeling and mitigation, turbomachinery, thermal management, multiphase flows, and machine learning. He has authored or co-authored 26 journal and conference publications and holds 28 patents and trade secrets.
Neil Barton is a specialist in erosion and multiphase flow with 30 years of experience in CFD modelling, physical testing and failure investigation in the oil and gas sector. He previously worked for British Gas and the National Engineering Laboratory, and is now a consultant at Xodus Group in Scotland. In 2016 Neil was the author of the first edition of the Energy Institute Guidelines on Erosion and Erosion-Corrosion Management.
Dr. Mazdak Parsi has received his Ph.D. from Erosion/Corrosion Research Center at the University of Tulsa, where he conducted research on erosion in multiphase flow. He has published many papers in the areas of solid particle erosion and multiphase flow in prestigious journals like IJMF and WEAR. He is currently a senior simulation scientist at National Oilwell Varco.