The Department of Petroleum Engineering offers programmes leading to the award of Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech), Postgraduate diploma (PGD), Master of Technology (M. Tech), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in petroleum engineering.
Petroleum Engineering Department was established in 1995 under the Department of Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering to run courses leading to the award of Bachelor of Technology degree in petroleum engineering.
Consequently, the name of the department was modified to “Department of Chemical/Petrochemical and Petroleum Engineering.” Before this time, the Department of Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering was established in 1980 along with the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Marine Engineering (established in 1974) in the School of Engineering of the former College of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.
On the 6th of August 1980, the law establishing the Rivers State University of Science and Technology was promulgated, which transferred to the University the assets and liabilities of the College. Thus, the School of Engineering in the former College of Science and Technology became the Faculty of Engineering of the University, comprising the aforementioned five departments.
In1995/1996 academic session, first batch of sixteen (16) students were admitted into the department out of which eight (8) graduated in the 1999/2000 academic sessions. In the 2008/2010 academic sessions, the department was presented for the National University Commission (NUC) accreditation and had full accreditation.
In November 2014, the Department of Petroleum Engineering was separated to be autonomous with a substantive head of department. In June 2015, the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN); the body set up by Decree No. 55 of 1970 to control and regulate the practice of engineering profession in Nigeria, visited the department and gave full accreditation to her Bachelor of Technology Degree (B. Tech) programme. Subsequently, from 6th through 9th December 2015, NUC team visited the department again and the department scored a total of 87.7%. Based on the total score, the panel recommended full accreditation status for the programme. Also, from 29th to 30th April 2021, NUC visited the department again and gave a full accreditation.
Presently, the department has a total of 13 academic staff. These includes; 0 Professor, 1 Reader, 2 Senior Lecturer; 3 Lecturer I; 4 Lecturer II; 1 Assistant Lecturer; and 2 Graduate Assistant.
|Name||Rank||Area Of Specialisation|
|Engr. Dr. Mrs Adaobi Stephenie Nwosi-Anele, Ag. HOD||Lecturer l||Petroleum/Energy Economics and Engineering Management|
|Engr. Dr. Chukwuma Godwin Jacob Nmegbu||Reader||Multiphase flow in pipes, Enhanced Oil Recovery, MEOR application in oil & gas recovery|
|Engr. Dr. Kingdom Kponanyie Dune||Senior Lecturer||etroleum Production Enhancement, Multiphase Flow through Restrictions, and Oilfield Produced Water/Waste Management|
|Dr. Fidelis Wopara Onuoha||Senior Lecturer||Transport Phenomena & Drilling Fluid Engineering|
|Engr. Dr. Ikechi Igwe||Lecturer l||eservoir Modelling and Simulation|
|Engr. Bright Bariakpoa Kinate||Lecturer l||Oil & Gas Production Engineering|
|Engr. Ephraim Wisdom Otumudia||Lecturer ll||Production Engineering and Formation Evaluation|
|Engr. Mrs Emeline Adaoma Temple||Lecturer ll||Drilling Engineering, Reservoir Engineering|
|Engr. Dickson Ugwunna Amadi||Lecturer ll||Natural Gas Engineering, Pipeline Engineering, and Multiphase Flow in Pipes|
|Engr. Nyelebuchi Amadichuku||Lecturer ll||Oil & Gas Production Engineering|
|Mr Jeremiah Ifeanyi Okoroma||Assistant Lecturer||Petroleum Engineering|
|Mr Uchenna Daniel Elikee||Graduate Assistant||Petroleum Engineering|
|Mr Kingdom Onyemauche Choko||Graduate Assistant||Petroleum Engineering|
|Mrs Harmony Agbonma Chimezie-Nwosu||Chief Technologist||Water, Oil, Soil Analysis, Drilling Fluid & Cement Analysis Core Analysis|
|Mr Coxson Lucky Neebee||Senior Technologist l||Technologist|
|Mr Prince Azundah Okpara||Technologist ll||Technologist|
|Mr Chinna Eri-Dona Chinna||Technologist ll||Technologist|
|Mr Chize Kalagbor||Technologist ll||Technologist|
|Mr Emmanuel Okah||Technologist ll||Technologist|
|Mr Kale Kelvin Vipene||Technologist ll||Technologist|
|Mrs Nkem Odua Ichemati||Confidential Secretary I||Secretarial duties, Clerical duties & other duties as assigned by HOD.|
|Mrs Grace Leyira Israel- Abiale||Principal Executive Officer||General Office management, Preparation of departmental meeting venues and minutes,Office correspondence|
|Mr Edwin Iwan Karibi||Administrative Officer ll||Administrative matters in the department|
|Mr Temple Bekee||Messenger l||Dispatching of mails, filing, & other duties as assigned by HOD.|
|Mrs Helen Letor Sunday||Cleaner||Cleaning and sanitizing offices in the department, Classrooms and rest rooms|