Mr CHIBUZO ONYEMARA

Mr CHIBUZO ONYEMARA
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Mr CHIBUZO ONYEMARA
Mr CHIBUZO ONYEMARA

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Aberdeen,
Fraser Noble Building, Research room 201, desk 47
Aberdeen AB24 3UE
 

Biography

Education background

  1. PhD in Engineering (In-View); University of Aberdeen, Uk (2015-2018)
  2. MSc degree in Petroleum and Gas Engineering; University of Salford, Manchester.  (2011-2012).  
  3. Bachelors degree with honours in Geology; Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria (2003-2008)

Research Area:

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) 
  • microbial EOR
  • Environment friendly biosurfactant crude-brine interface partitioning mechanism under reservoir conditions
  • Experimental thermodynamics pendant drop interfacial tension (IFT) analysis

Research Interest:

Screening of Environment Friendly Biosurfactants (EFBS) and Interfacial Phenomenon In Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects

Research Motivation 

The conventional use of chemical surfactants in EOR projects, particularly in IFT reduction between crude oil and brine water in the reservoir is effective and popular, but the technique has been described as un-ethical due to the danger posed by these chemicals to health, safety and environment. But EFBS IFT reduction technique has been defined as environment friendly method. However, fundamental knowledge and database needed to fully understand the key mechanisms of EFBS potential to lower IFT between crude-brine water under high pressure high temperature (HPHT) conditions are sparse and not well understood. Also microbial EOR laboratory research has focused on low pressure low temperature (LPLT) in situ conditions. In view of the foregoing, my research is aimed to understand HPHT applicability of EFBS in IFT reduction project

Job history

  • Joined Nigerian Ministry of Petroleum Resources as a petroleum geologist (2010-2015).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research

Research Interests

 1-High P-T Experimental Applicability of Environment Friendly Biosurfactants In EOR Projects 

 2-Numerical Design And Transport Behaviour Of Environment Friendly Biosurfactants In Porous Media 

Current Research

Screening of Environment Friendly Biosurfactants And Interfacial Phenomenon For The Purpose Of Enhanced/Improved Oil Recovery.

Research Grants

Petroleum Technology Developemnt Fund (PTDF)

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