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The current presentation date and time shown is a TENTATIVE schedule. The final/confirmed presentation schedule will be notified/available middle of October 2019. If we have learned anything from the North American experience, unconventional resources cannot be exploited by small incremental projects. If we are to be successful in developing these types of reservoirs, we have to make project scale operations work to bring these resources to market in a timely manner. A number of Eastern Hemisphere unconventional gas projects have raised interest, neared completion or are commencing deliveries.
Lotanna Ohazuruike is a devout Christian, a skilled researcher and an adept petroleum engineering academic. Perhaps the earliest display of his flair for research was demonstrated when, contrary to convention, he designed a wooden power–operated car for a junior secondary school project at the age of 12. Afterward, he graduated from the Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Lagos as a science ace, excelling in the STEM subjects. He was subsequently admitted into the petroleum engineering programme at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria (RSUST) having emerged as the top engineering student in the entrance examinations. He was awarded a personal computer by the institution for emerging as the overall best engineering student at the end of his first year. He graduated with a first class honors, receiving the Vice Chancellor's Award of Academic Excellence in April 2014.
Richard Boakye Yiadom, EIT from Ghana, West Africa, is currently a MS in petroleum engineering candidate at the University of Utah. He received his BS in mining engineering from the University of Utah and was a recipient of the prestigious McIntosh Engineering Scholarship by the SME Foundation. Before joining the program, he worked as a mine engineer for Peabody Energy at their Twentymile Mine in Colorado and Rawhide Mine in Wyoming. At Peabody Energy, Yiadom put together and supervised several high capital projects and carried out mine planning projects. Among his achievements, he generated a water model for the mine and recommended a booster pump location.
Emmanuel Ikehi holds a BEng in petroleum and natural gas engineering (first class honours, 2015) from the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Nigeria. His research thesis entitled Application of Intelligent Well Completions in Optimizing Production from Oil Rim Reservoirs focused on the modeling of inflow control device (ICD) performance in oil rims. In 2013, Ikehi served as a petroleum engineering intern at the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company. His journey to the Imomoh Scholarship began in 2012 when he inspired his course mates to form an SPE student chapter. He went on to become the pioneer secretary of the newly formed chapter.
Carl Quist is 21 years old and from Accra, Ghana. He belongs to a family of 4, single handily raised by his mother. Carl holds a first class honours BSc certificate in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Ghana. His final year project was on "Investigating the Effects of Using Ester Oil on the Compressive Strength of Cement". Carl is also an old student of Labone Senior High School in Accra.
Soneye Temitope is first and foremost an African, then a Nigerian. He hails precisely from Ogere-Remo in Ogun State, Nigeria. He is the only male child in a family of five. He had his primary and secondary education at Mayflower School, Ikenne. Right from secondary, Soneye had developed a natural aptitude for Mathematics and other analytical subjects.
Obi C Edmond Jnr is a Petroleum Engineering graduate student at the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University. Obi Edmond earned a BEng in Petroleum Engineering (First Class Honors) from Covenant University, Nigeria, in 2018 having been found worthy of character and learning. Obi Edmond has been an active member of SPE International since 2015 volunteering in various capacities such as social, technical, Petro quiz team, and served as the Treasurer of the SPE-Covenant University student chapter. Edmond has interned with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). His undergraduate thesis, which proffered an improved stability criterion for predicting severe slugging in offshore pipeline-riser systems was motivated from his industrial experience with the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).
Jones Mueje Maju grew up in the Niger Delta area of West Africa. For the latter part of his years he has been in South West Texas where exploration, development and production of petroleum is the center of the local economy. His desire to pursue studies in oil & gas exploration and production dated far back to his passion and curiosity in geology as it relates to petroleum, ore and water. The process stages from the formation, extraction and the end use of petroleum was a mystery to his young mind – one he was determined to unfold. With this goal in sight, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Geology from the University of Benin, Nigeria and an Associate Degree in Process/Petroleum Engineering Technology at Houston Community College.
Damilola Ojedeji was born in Oyo State, Nigeria, where he had his primary and secondary school education. He moved to Lagos after his secondary education to study Petroleum and Gas Engineering at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. His decision to study Petroleum Engineering stemmed from his proclivity towards mathematics and his love for physical sciences. The experience he garnered during his undergraduate degree shaped his thoughts towards employing his skills to the betterment of Nigeria and the world at large. Due to his clarity of purpose and passion for Petroleum Engineering, he worked assiduously during his undergraduate degree at the University of Lagos, graduating with a first class honors degree.