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Academic Biography

Johnson Ugwu, PhD, MBA, CEng, MEI holds a PhD in Petroleum Reservoir Engineering from Robert Gordon University, following research into development of own approach to modelling and simulation of Gas-Condensate reservoirs, an MSc and MBA degrees from Ahmadu Bello University, and BEng in Chemical Engineering from Anambra State University of Technology.

He is a training beneficiary of Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Petroleum Engineer, Member Energy Institute (MEI), and Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Dr Ugwu worked as a Research Officer and rose to Assistant Chief Research Officer, a position he held for over 10 years. He also served as a Visiting Lecturer to Aberdeen College and as an Oil and Gas Engineering Consultant in Aberdeen before joining Teesside University as a Senior Lecturer in Petroleum & Technology Engineering.

His domestic UK and international professional work experience spans Oil and Gas Upstream Industry Consultancy, Research and Development. He has held Reservoir and Process Engineering positions.

Summary of Research Interests

His main and specialist research and teaching areas include:

Oil and Gas field development planning, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), Production optimisation, Bench marking petroleum fluid property models, Multiphase flow in porous and permeable media, Classical and Numerical Reservoir modelling and Simulation, IOR/ EOR,Wells and production Engineering, hydraulic fracturing, heavy Oil production, and Facilities Engineering.

Dr Ugwu is a professional trainer in Oil and Gas industry with domestic and international work experience in reservoir engineering and management, well design, petroleum production and process engineering. He welcomes research collaboration and PhD research supervision.

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Research Output 1999 2019

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Application of machine learning models in predicting initial gas production rate from tight gas reservoirs

Amaechi, U. C., Ikpeka, P. M., Ugwu, J. & Xianlin, M., 18 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : The Mining Geology Petroleum Engineering Bulletin.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Learning systems
Gases
Mean square error
Fluids
Tight gas

Development of Inflow Performance Model in High Temperature Gas-Condensate Reservoirs

Faraji, F., Ugwu, J., Nabhani, F. & Chong, P. L., 11 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. PETROL_6169.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gas condensates
gas condensate
inflow
well
Temperature
Gas condensates
Viscosity
Temperature
Compressibility
Flow of fluids

Hydrophobically associated polymers for enhanced oil recovery part A: A review on the effects of some key reservoir conditions

Afolabi, R., Oluyemi, G., Officer, S. & Ugwu, J., 30 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 180, p. 681-698 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

enhanced oil recovery
polymer
Recovery
Polymers
oil

Hydrophobically associating polymers for enhanced oil recovery – Part B: A review of modelling approach to flow in porous media

Afolabi, R. O., Oluyemi, G. F., Officer, S. & Ugwu, J. O., 8 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Molecular Liquids. p. 111495

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

oil recovery
Porous materials
Polymers
Oils
Recovery