Dr. Ikechukwu Okafor

Designation:

Lecturer I

Department:

Petroleum and Gas Engineering

Office:

Block A, Room 007

Biography

Engr. Ikechukwu Stanley Okafor (PhD) is a seasoned Petroleum Engineer with progressive experience that cuts across Reservoir and Well Engineering, Research and Development. He obtained his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees from the Department of Petroleum and Gas Engineering, University of Port Harcourt. He was a World Bank Scholar and a beneficiary of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund research grant for his PhD study at the World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence in Oilfield Chemicals Research, University of Port Harcourt. As a motivated, proactive and result oriented professional, he is committed to knowledge acquisition and transfer through learning and teaching, research and development in the areas of reservoir engineering, chemical wellbore instability, petrophysics, oilfield chemicals, renewable energy and sustainable development, and in the mitigation of climatic change through the reduction of anthropogenic carbon, using innovative carbon capture and sequestration technologies. Engr. Ikechukwu is a Registered Engineer with COREN, (R 38, 212) and a member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (40779). He is also an Associate Environmental Professional of the National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP – A1301), and a professional member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (4874961). He is skilled in collaborating with team members to achieve target objectives and has made significant contributions to knowledge through papers published in high impact journals, and presentations at conferences.

Recent Publications (Articles, Books, Book Chapters/Sections, Proceedings, etc.)

Peer Reviewed Journals
1. Emmanuel E. Okoro, Lawrence U. Okoye, Ikechukwu S. Okafor, Tamunotonjo Obomanu, and Ngozi Adeleye (2021) “Impact of Production Sharing Contract Price Sliding Royalty: The case of Nigeria’s Deepwater Operation” International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 2021, 11(3), 261-268 http://www.econjournals.com/

2. Emmanuel E. Okoro, Ikechukwu S. Okafor, Samuel E. Sanni , Tamunotonjo Obomanu, Taiwo S. Olugbenga & Paul Igbinedion (2021): In-situ remediation of petroleum contaminated soil by application of plant-based surfactants toward preventing environmental degradation, International Journal of Phytoremediation, https://doi.org/10.1080/15226514.2021.1872484

3. Emmanuel Emeka Okoro, Ikechukwu S. Okafor, Kevin C. Igwilo, Kale B. Orodu & Angela O. Mamudu (2020): “Sustainable biogas production from waste in potential states in Nigeria – alternative source of energy” Journal of Contemporary African Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/02589001.2020.1825650

4. Petrus Nzerem, Enyo June Adejoh, Oghenerume Ogolo, Ikechukwu S. Okafor, Abulahhi Suleiman Bàh Gimba (2020) “Study of the Potential of Sodium Carbonate Extracted from Trona as a Drilling Fluid Additive” Advanced International Journal of Engineering Research in Africa ISSN 1663-4144 Vol. 49, pp 152-172 © 2020 Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Switzerland.

5. Emmanuel E. Okoro, Ikechukwu S. Okafor, Kevin C. Igwilo, Kale B. Orodu and Adewale Dosunmu (2020) “Loss Circulation Prevention during Drilling Operation – Risk Analysis Approach and its Implications” Advanced Engineering Forum ISSN: 2234-991X, Vol. 35, pp 102-109 doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AEF.35.102 © 2020 Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Switzerland

6. Abdullahi Suleiman Bah Gimba, Shalom Onome Amakhabi Oghenerume Ogolo, Oluwaseun Alonge, Petrus Nzerem, Ikechukwu Okafor, David Afolayan (2020) “Evaluation of the Potential of Calcium Hydroxide Synthesized from Eggshells as a Drilling Fluid Additive” Petroleum and Coal Journal (2020): 62(1) 1-10 ISSN 1337-7027

7. Ameena A. Gaji, Petrus Nzerem, Oghenerume Ogolo, Ikechukwu Okafor, Ternenge Joseph Chior (2020) “A Comparative Analysis of the Well Performance of Vertical, Horizontal and Multilateral Wells” Petroleum and Coal Journal (2020): 62(1) 27-34 ISSN 1337-7027

8. Emeka E. Okoro, Anita A. Zuokumor, Ikechukwu S. Okafor, Kevin C. Igwilo, Kale B Orodu (2019) “Determining the optimum concentration of multiwalled carbon nanotubes as filtrate loss additive in field‑applicable mud systems” Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology https://doi.org/10.1007/s13202-019-0740-8

9. Emmanuel Emeka Okoro, Kevin C. Igwilo, Kelvin Ifeka, Okafor I.S & Idowu Sangotade (2018) “Cellulosic Cyperus esculentus L. as a filtrate loss modifier in field applicable aqueous and non-aqueous drilling fluids” Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13202-018-0580-y

10. Okafor, I. S, Joel, O. F, Iyuke, S. E, Ubani, C. E and Ndubuisi, C. E (2017) “Effect of Shale Properties on Wellbore Instability during Drilling Operations: A Case Study of Selected Fields in Niger Delta-Nigeria”. International Journal of Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering (IJPPE)Volume 3, Issue 1, 2017, PP 22-29 ISSN 2454-7980 (Online)

11. Okafor. I.S., Joel. O.F., Iyuke. S.E., Ubani. C.E (2016) “Evaluation of Shale Properties for Chemical Wellbore Stability Study in Niger Delta” International Journal of Engineering Research and Management (IJERM) ISSN: 2349- 2058, Volume-03, Issue-11, November 2016

12. Ubani, C. E and Okafor I.S (2016) “Determination of Hydraulic Flow Unit using Integrated Petrophysical Method: A Case Study of Field “X” in the Niger Delta” International Journal of Engineering Research and Management (IJERM) ISSN: 2349-2058 Vol. 3, Issue 11.

 

Conference Papers
13. Emmanuel E. Okoro, Samuel E. Sanni, Tamunotonjo Obomanu, Ikechukwu S. Okafor, Moses E. Emetere (2021): Carbon Nanotubes as a Multifunctional additive and its Impact in Oil Based Mud System drilling Hydraulics International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Environment, IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 665 (2021) http://doi:10.1088/1755-1315/665/1/012004Christopher Iheobi, Babalola Daramola, Chidubem Martins Alinnor, and Ikechukwu Stanley Okafor (2020) “Marginal Petroleum Field Profitability Analysis” SPE-203663-MS Presented at the SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, Lagos Nigeria.

14. Oghenerume Ogolo, Petrus Nzerem, Omomumi O. Iledare, Ikechukwu S. Okafor, Emeka Iloegbunam, and Isaac P. Ekeoma (2020) “Assessing the Impact of Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract Amendments on the Economics of Deep Offsore E&P Assets in Nigeria” SPE-203741-MS Presented at the SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, Lagos Nigeria.

15. Emmanuel E. Okoro, Ikechukwu S. Okafor, Samuel E. Sanni, Tamunotonjo Obomanu, Tomiwa Oguntade and Oyinkepreye D. Orodu (2020) “Investigation of Reservoir Permeability Impairment When Drilling with Nano Treated Drill-in Mud System” SPE-203749-MS Presented at the SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, Lagos Nigeria.

16. Ndubuisi Chukuigwe, Sunday Ikiensikimama, and Ikechukwu Okafor (2020) “Digital Transformation of the Standing and Katz Compressibility Factor Chart for Natural Gases” SPE-203755-MS Presented at the SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, Lagos Nigeria.

17. Ololade Owolabi, Ayodele Emmanuel, Ikechukwu Okafor, Ngwu Daniel, Anita Igbine, and Maduabuchi Gloria (2020) “The Evaluation of Coconut Fibre as a Loss Circulation Material in Drilling Operation” SPE-203756-MS Presented at the SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, Lagos Nigeria.

18. Abdulfatah, Hajara Kabeer, Okafor Ikechukwu Stanley, Nzerem Petrus and Jakada Khaleel (2019) “Defining the Optimal Development Strategy To Maximize Recovery And Production Rate From An Integrated Offshore Water-Flood Project” SPE 198843-MS Presented at the SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, Lagos Nigeria

19. Aisha Diggi Tukur, Petrus Nzerem, Nhoyidi Nsan, Ikechukwu Stanley Okafor, Abdullahi Gimba, Oghenerume Ogolo, Alonge Oluwaseun, and Okafor Andrew (2019) “Well Placement Optimization Using Simulated Annealing and Genetic Algorithm”. SPE-198858-MS Presented at the SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, Lagos Nigeria

20. Okafor, I. S, Chikwendu, Ebenezer Ubani, and Mike Obi Onyekonwu (2018) “Impact of Salinity on Oil Recovery during Waterflooding: An Experimental Approach” SPE-193448-MS Presented at the SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, Lagos Nigeria.

21. Okafor, I. S, Chikwendu, Ebenezer Ubani, and Nnnaemeka Anyanwu (2018) “Development Strategies for Oil Reservoir with Coning Problems: A simulation Case Study” SPE-193451-MS Presented at the SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, Lagos Nigeria.

22. Okafor, I. S, Joel, O. F, Iyuke, S. E, Ubani, C. E and Ndubuisi, C. E (2016) “Modelling Wellbore Stability by Chemical Method in Niger Delta: A Review” SPE-184327-MS Presented at the SPE Nigeria Annual International

 

Conference and Exhibition, Lagos Nigeria.
23. Nnabuo, N. N, Okafor, I. S and Ubani, C. E (2014) “Interpretation of Laboratory PVT Analysis Result (A Case Study of a Niger Delta Field)” SPE-172412-MS Presented at the SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, Lagos Nigeria.

24. Ubani C.E and Okafor, I.S (2012) “Management and Control of Refinery Wastes: The Way Forward” International Conference and Technical Exhibition on Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Courses/Modules Taught

Undergraduate

• Basic Reservoir Engineering
• Petroleum Reservoir Engineering
• Stratigraphy and Structural Geology
• Petroleum Geology
• Research Methodology

Postgraduate

1. PGD
• Reservoir Analysis 1
• Reservoir Analysis II
• Applied Petroleum Geology
• Research Methodology
2. Masters
• Enhanced Oil Recovery
• Graduate Seminar
• Research Methodology