Dr. Ohenhen Ikponmwosa, HOD, Petroleum Engineering

Dr. Ohenhen Ikponmwosa

HOD, Petroleum Engineering

History of the Programme

In 1972, the then Mid-Western Institute of Technology, Benin City, formally became known as the University of Benin, Benin City.  The Faculty of Engineering was one of its pioneer faculties.

The Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering was created in 1973 to run two-degree programmes, namely, Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering.  The Department of Petroleum Engineering became an autonomous department in October 1984.


The general philosophy of the programme is to produce graduates with high academic standard with adequate practical background and immediate value to the industry, the nation and international community in general.

The main objectives of the Petroleum Engineering department are therefore to:

(a)          To the train Petroleum Engineers with the required qualities and capabilities to meet the ever-increasing needs for professionals in the Petroleum Industry both in Nigeria and abroad.

(b)          To produce researchers to be able to advance Petroleum Engineering both in the industry and the academia.

(c)           To produce manpower to sustain Petroleum Engineering in tertiary institutions in Nigeria and abroad.

(d)          To establish a center for research and development in Petroleum Engineering.


Academic Staff

S/No.Name of StaffStatusQualificationsArea of Specialization
1.Dr. K.O. BelloAssociate ProfessorB.Sc (Ibadan, 1994) M.Sc (Ibadan, 2000) PhD (RGU, UK, 2013)Drilling & Completion, Production Engineering and Flow Assurance
2.Prof. E.S. AdewoleProfessorB.Eng (Benin, 1989) M.Sc. (Ibadan, 1995) PhD (Benin, 2004)Reservoir System Charatarization
3.Prof. K.I. IdigbeProfessorB.Sc. (UT Austin, Texas, 1977) M.Sc. (UT Austin, Texas, 1979) PhD (UT, Austin 1984)Reservoir Engineering, Natural Gas Engineering and Natural Gas Processing and Monetization, Petroleum Engineering
4Prof. O.A. OlafuyiProfessorB.Sc (Ibadan,1997) M.Sc (Ibadan, 2000) PhD (UNSW,Sydney,2008)Reservoir Engineering, EOR & IOR
    5.Dr. P.U. OhirhianAssociate ProfessorB.Sc (Ibadan,1975 ) M.Sc (New Mexico Tech, Socorro, 1979) PhD (Benin, 2010)Production Engineering and Reservoir Engineering
6.Dr. P. O. OgbeideSenior LecturerB. Tech.(Owerri,1996) M.Sc (Owerri, 2000) Ph.D (Owerri, 2009) PGDPE (Benin, 2013) M.Eng (Benin, 2014)  Offshore Engineering and Maritime Technology
7Dr. A.A. AdenijiSenior LecturerB.Sc (Ibadan, 1995) M.Sc (Ibadan, 2001) PhD (Benin, 2017)Reservoir Engineering, Well Test Analysis and Reservoir Simulation
8Mr. M.C. ChukwumaLecturer IB.Sc (Benin, 1990) M.Sc (PortHarcourt, 2002) PGDPE (Benin, 2013) M.Eng (Benin, 2016)Petroleum Geology and Formation Evaluation
9  Engr. P.U. GiegbefumwenLecturer IB.Eng (Benin, 2007) M.Sc (IPS, PortHarcourt, 2011)Reservoir Engineering and Formation Evaluation
  10  Mr. A.A. IkhuoriahLecturer IB.Sc (1988,Ibadan, ) M.Sc (1998,Ibadan, )Reservoir Engineering and Petroleum Economics
11Dr. S.A. IgbinereSenior LecturerB.Eng. (Benin, 2005) M.Eng (Benin, 2014) PhD ( Port Harcourt, 2017)Production Engineering,Reservoir Engineering and EOR
12Dr. I. OhenhenSenior Lecturer/ Acting HODB.Eng (Benin, 2007) M.Eng (Benin, 2012) PhD ( PortHarcourt, 2017)Reservoir Engineering, EOR and Petroleum Economics
13.Dr. David OnaiwuSenior LecturerB.Eng (Benin, 2006) M.Eng (Benin, 2012) PhD ( Port Harcourt, 2017)Reservoir Engineering, Well Test Analysis and Natural Gas Engineering
14Mr. Benedict IkponmwosaLecturer IIB.Eng(Benin,2010) M.Eng (Benin, 2015)  Drilling & Completion Engineering and Reservoir Simulation
15.Mr. Blessing OtamereLecturer IB.Eng (Benin,2008) M.Eng (Benin,2015)  Drilling & Completion and Production Engineering
16.Mr. Taiwo OluwaseunLecturer IB.Eng (FUTA,2007 ) PGD(Benin,2013) M.Eng. (Benin,2014)  Reservoir Engineering and EOR
17.Mr.  E.W. OsagieLecturer IIB.Eng. (Benin,2012) M.Eng. (Benin,2015)  Reservoir Simulation, Formation Evaluation and reservoir Geomechenics
18.Mr. Isaac OmoregbeeGraduate AssistantB.Eng (Benin,2007)Production Engineering

 Technical Staff

S/No.Name of StaffRank/DesignationQualifications
1.Mr. Gabriel O. NwabahDeputy  Chief TechnologistHND (PTI, Effurun,1997) B.Eng.(Benin, 2004)
  2.Engr. Imuentiyan IgbinoghoduaLaboratory Technologist IB.Eng (Benin, 2004) M.Eng. (Benin, 2012)
  3.Mrs. F. O. AjayiLaboratory Technologist IHND (PTI, Effurun, 2001)
4.Mr. V.O. OteriLaboratory Technologist IB.Eng. (Benin, 2007) PGD (Benin, 2012) M.Eng. (Benin, 2014)
5.Isuk, Nsisong JohnnyLaboratory Technologist IB.Eng. (Futo, 2006) M.Eng (Benin, 2019)
6.Igunbor Cranston OghoghoLaboratory Technologist IIB.Eng. (Benin, 2007)

 Administrative Staff

S/No.Name of StaffRank/DesignationQualifications
1.Akhidue – Ogogo R.O. (Mrs)Principal Conf. Sec II Confidential SecretaryHND (Auchi, 2003) PGD (Benin, 2008) BSc.(Owerri, 2014)
2.Mrs. R. O. OduwaleAdministrative OfficerM.Ed. 2013, B. Sc. Ed 1997
3.Mrs. E. AdjainoPrincipal Executive Officer (P.E.O.II)HND Business Administration
4.Mrs. O. O. OwegieSenior Executive OfficerB.Sc. Business Administration
5.Mrs. C. OkoronkwoData EntryND, Business Administraton
6.Osarenren M. (Mr.)Executive OfficerND Political Science
7.Idowu R. T. (Miss)Clerical OfficerSSCE
8.Bamidele S. (Mr.)Senior Executive OfficerB. Ain French