“My work will help to provide a cheaper, simpler and environmentally friendly alternative to formation damage reduction”

“My research is focused on the effect of ultrasound waves on formation damage reduction. Formation Damage is a constant problem for petroleum engineers. The ever increasing demand for petroleum has meant that the preservation of the current reservoirs is crucial. Formation damage is the consequence of petroleum engineering activities and is unlikely to be avoided. However, the measures taken to prevent and repair the damage can be improved. The traditional methods are effective but they are expensive, complicated and harmful to environment. My work will help to provide a cheaper, simpler and environmentally friendly alternative to the current methods used for formation damage reduction. I am building upon the field applications that are currently in place, although limited, in Russia, China, Canada and America. The research I conduct will help to decipher which variety of formation damage ultrasound frequencies would be most effective in treating.”

“The history of innovative and industry leading research attracted me to the University of Aberdeen”

“Aberdeen’s proximity to the North Sea’s oil and gas platforms is one of the reasons that the University is ideal for studying Petroleum engineering. I am able to obtain samples from the North Sea which helps me massively in my work. The years of innovative and industry leading research attracted me to the University of Aberdeen. The reason I came to Aberdeen is that I looked at the impressive profile of the University and the staff. The staff are all well published in high quality journals which helped the University stand out to me.”

“I love meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. Aberdeen has allowed me to do this”

“Aberdeen is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with cultural events on all year round. I love meeting new people and experience new cultures. Aberdeen has allowed me to do this. I had previously visited the city and I loved the social environment. I knew that I wanted to be a part of it and I have been able to do that by studying my PhD in Aberdeen. I get to experience new cultures everyday whilst still being able to keep connected with home. The Aberdeen Nigerian Researchers Group provides an exciting mix of academic activities and social occasions. It brings together Nigerian Researchers in Aberdeen, including Lecturers, with students from both the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University, from any discipline. This has enabled me to meet new people, develop connections and discuss my research. We meet at least once a month to discuss our work and socialise. We are hoping to hold an international conference next year. This is all done as part of what is a large and vibrant Nigerian community in Aberdeen.”

“There is endless opportunities available at the University of Aberdeen”

“I am a University Lecturer at Riverstate University in Nigeria and I will return there to work once I finish my degree here. I believe that the skills that I have learned here will help me improve both as a lecturer and a researcher. There is endless opportunities available at the University of Aberdeen for Personal development. I have learned how to use the SPS software for statistical analysis, develop my presentation skills and refined my researching skills. This will all help me when I return to Nigeria.”