• Professor of Engineering Practice, Subsea Engineering
Keshawa Shukla

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, chemical engineering/thermodynamics - Banaras Hindu University - 1979
  • Master of Science, chemical engineering/thermodynamics - Banaras Hindu University - 1974
  • Bachelor of Science - Banaras Hindu University - 1971

Research Interests

    • Flow Assurance and Operability

Industry Experience

    • Design and Operation of Subsea Production Fields producing Hydrocarbons at McDermott, Intecsea, TechnipFMC, and Halliburton
    • Subsea Flow Assurance Engineering, Production Chemistry and Solids Management
    • Multiphase Flow, Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer, and Thermal Hydraulics
    • Reservoir Fluids, Phase Behavior, Physical Chemistry, and Thermodynamics
    • Project Management and Business Development

Certifications & Memberships

  • Honorary Rosalind Member of London Journals Press. Membership. London Journal of Research in Science
  • Member of Steering Committee Upstream Engineering and Flow Assurance (UE&FA) Forum
  • Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member of American Chemical Society (ACS)

Selected Publications

  • “Managing Paraffin/Wax Deposition Challenges in Deepwater Hydrocarbon Production Systems”. K. Shukla and M. Labh. A Chapter in Book “Paraffins”, Edited by Dr. Fathi Soliman, IntechOpen (UK), ISBN: 978-1-83880-595-1 (Sep 9th 2020).
  • “Thermodynamics of Thermal Diffusion Factors in Hydrocarbon Mixtures”. K. Shukla. A Chapter in Book “Exploitation of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources - Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Recovery and Assessment Techniques” Edited by Kenneth Imo-Imo Eshiet, IntechOpen (UK), ISBN: 978-1-83881-107-5 (Jul 10th 2019).
  • “A New Transient Thermal Model for Predicting Cooldown Temperature in PIP Systems Transporting Waxy Hydrocarbons”. M. Lab and K. Shukla, ERS Conference, TAMU, Sep 22-25 (2019).
  • “Statistical thermodynamics of thermal diffusion factors in binary hydrocarbon mixtures – an application”. K. Shukla. Molecular Physics, 115:1253-1263 (2017)
  • “Non-chemical Products Offer Effective Flow Assurance”. K. Shukla, Offshore, Apr (2014).