Research

Ongoing Research
  • Experimental Investigation of Gum Arabic Coated Nanoparticles and Silica/Alumina Nanoparticles for EOR on Berea Sandstone & Niger Delta Cores – A Comparative Analysis on a Niger Delta Intermediate Crude Oil
    • Investigators: Engr. (Prof.) O. D. Orodu, Engr. (Dr.) R. O. Afolabi, Mr. T. Ojo
    • Graphical Presentation of Preliminary Results
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  • Equation of State for Improved Prediction of High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) Phase Behavior of Natural Gas
    • Investigators: Engr. K.B. Orodu [Supervisors: Engr. Prof. C.T. Ako, Engr. (Dr.) P.A.L. Anawe]
  • Evaluation of the Suitability of Selected Non-Edible Oils for Synthetic-Based Oil Formulation in Drilling Operations
    • Investigators: Engr. C.Y. Onuh [Supervisors: Engr. (Prof.) O. Dosunmu, Engr. (Dr.) P.A.L. Anawe]
  • Smart Injector Well Optimization in a Stratified Reservoir under Waterflooding
    • Investigators: Engr. D.O. Oladepo [Supervisors: Engr. (Prof.) C.T. Ako, Engr. (Prof.) O.D. Orodu]
  • Performance of a Two-Layered Laterally Infinite Horizontal Reservoir with Crossflow Interphase
    • Investigators: Engr. I. Seteyeobot [Supervisors: Engr. (Prof.) E.S. Adewole, Engr. (Dr.) P.A.L. Anawe]
  • Holistic wellbore sidetrack evaluation under uncertainty for reservoir management
    • Investigators: Engr. (Prof.) O.D. Orodu, Engr. (Dr.) S.S. Ikeinsikimama & Mrs. A.M. Mumuni (Ph.D Candidate, World Bank African Centre of Excellence for Oilfield Chemicals Research – CEFOR, University of Port Harcourt)
    • Engr. (Prof.) O. D. Orodu: Responsible for - development of analytical expressions, optimization study, MS Excel Macros script writing, design of experiment, Monte-Carlo, risk analysis and economic analysis; Responsible for - reservoir simulation of sidetrack configurations, MS Excel Macros script writing
    • Mrs. A.M. Mumuni: Responsible for - decline curve analysis and material balance to build-up a mathematical expression (semi-analytical expression) for production forecast

 

  • Evaluation of Silica Nanoparticles as Additives in Water Based Drilling Mud (Synthesis, characterization, and evaluation of nanoparticles as additive for local drilling mud)
    • Investigators: Engr. (Dr.) R. O. Afolabi, Engr. (Prof.) O.D. Orodu & Engr. (Dr.) V. Efeovbokhan
    • Equations & Graphical Presentation of Preliminary Results;
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    • A new model for predicting pressure transverse in gas well and its application in gas-solid production
      • Investigators: Engr. (Dr.) A.S. Fadairo & Engr. (Dr.) G. A. Adeyemi
      • Equations & Graphical Presentation of Preliminary Results;
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    • Prediction of Sanding Potentials of Unconsolidated Sandstone Reservoirs in the Niger Delta using Log Derived Parameters.
    • Investigators: Mr. T.F. Ogunkunle [Supervisors: Engr. Prof. S. Isehunwa, Engr. (Prof.) O.D. Orodu]
    • Waterflood performance and interconnectivity estimation by capacitance resistive model for layered reservoirs
      • Investigators: Engr. (Prof.) O.D. Orodu & Mr. O.O. Mosobalaje
      • Engr. (Prof.) O.D. Orodu: Responsible for – development of analytical expressions, MS Excel macros script writing, data QA/QC, set-up, and analysis; Responsible for - development of analytical expressions, MS Excel macros script writing, optimization study and reservoir simulation
    • Modeling Annulus Flowing Pressure in Foam Drilling Operations and Modeling Oilfield Scale induced permeability damage during water flooding
    • Investigators: Engr. (Dr.) A. S. Fadairo, Engr. (Dr.) G. A. Adeyemi

     

    • Surfactant Synthesis and Evaluation for Chemical Enhanced Heavy-Oil Recovery
      • Investigators: Mrs. D. V. Abraham [Supervisors: Engr. (Prof.) O.D. Orodu, Engr. (Prof.) V. Efeovbokhan]
    • Geostatistical Modelling and Stochastic Simulation of Nigerian Heavy Oil and Natural Bitumen Resources
      • Investigators: Mr. O. O. Mosobalaje [Supervisors: Prof. Emeritus, D. Ogbe, Engr. (Prof.) O.D. Orodu]

     

    • One stage process removal of Filter Cake using Microemulsion
      • Investigators: Dr. E.E. Okoro, Dr. R.O. Afolabi, Dr. K.C. Igwilo, Prof. O.D. Orodu
      • Graphical presentation of preliminary results
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    • Cellulosic Cyperus esculentus L and Multiwall Carbon Nanotube as a filtrate loss modifier in field applicable aqueous and non-aqueous drilling fluids
      • Investigators: Dr. E.E. Okoro, Dr. R.O. Afolabi, Dr. K.C. Igwilo, Prof. O.D. Orodu
      • Graphical presentation of preliminary results
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    • A review on Bio-waste to Biogas sources and its potential in Nigeria
        • Investigators: Dr. E.E. Okoro, Dr. R.O. Afolabi, Dr. K.C. Igwilo, Mrs. K.P. Orodu

       

      • De-emulsification of emulsion formed during Crude oil production using renewable bio-de-emulsifier
      • Investigators: Dr. E.E. Okoro, Dr. R.O. Afolabi, Dr. K.C. Igwilo, Prof. O.D. Orodu

       

      • Formation damage of water flooded reservoir with incidence of Scale formation
        • Investigators: Dr. A.S. Fadairo
        • Equations & Graphical presentation of preliminary results
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