Imomoh Scholarship Recipients

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2021 Recipients

Karen Ochie

Karen Ochie is a graduate student pursuing a Dual Degree in Petroleum Engineering at the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, and Data Science and Analytics at the Gallogly College of Engineering, both in the University of Oklahoma. Her current research focuses on the Optimization of CO2 for Carbon Storage and Utilization in Oklahoma. 

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Prosper Nekekpemi

My name is Prosper Nekekpemi. I am a graduate student pursuing my master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. I was born in Lagos but studied for a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Uyo in Akwa-Ibom state, Nigeria.

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Sibil Samuel

My name is Sibil Samuel. I was born in April 20, 1989 in a village by name Yameriga in the Talensi district, Tongo. I grew up there with my parents, both farmers, in the Upper East region of Ghana.

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Ifeanyi S. Nwankwo

Ifeanyi holds a BTech (First Class) in Petroleum Engineering from Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He is an MSc student at African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Abuja, Nigeria.

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Elsie Ladan

Elsie Ladan is a graduate student presently pursuing a master’s at the Harold Vance School of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University. Her journey began early on when she discovered a penchant for natural resources through science classes and earth science documentaries. With support from family, she enrolled for a bachelor’s program in Petroleum Engineering at the prestigious University of Ibadan.

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Godfrey Edezu

Godfrey Edezu was born in the rural village of Ayivu, Maracha district, Uganda. He attended primary and secondary school education in the rural settings and later joined Nkumba University to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Minerals Geosciences. His decision to study Geosciences was deeply rooted in earlier inspirations by the science teachers and fascinations to understand the extraction of natural resources from the earth. 

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Temitope Ajayi

Temitope Ajayi is a full time Graduate Student/Researcher at the Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge USA. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria where he studied for a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Lagos. Thereafter, he earned a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at the Petroleum Institute (now Khalifa University of Science and Technology), United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Joicelene Lucas

Joicelene Lucas is a full-time graduate student at the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada. She was born in Malanje, Angola where she only attained up to high school level and decided to pursue her studies abroad, after being awarded a scholarship from Sonangol EP for a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta. During her studies, she had the opportunity to work as a marker for the Faculty of Engineering in an Engineering Mechanics class.

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Damilola Ojedeji

Damilola Ojedeji was born in Oyo State, Nigeria, where he had his primary and secondary school education. He moved to Lagos after his secondary education to study Petroleum and Gas Engineering at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. 


Jones Maju

Jones Mueje Maju grew up in the Niger Delta area of West Africa. More recently he has been in South West Texas where exploration, development and production of petroleum is the center of the local economy.


Obi C Edmond Jnr

Obi C Edmond Jnr is a Petroleum Engineering graduate student at the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University. Obi Edmond earned a BEng in Petroleum Engineering (First Class Honors) from Covenant University, Nigeria, in 2018.


Kazazabrang Dauda

Kazazabrang Elijah Dauda was born in the beautiful city of Kaduna in Nigeria and began his formal education in De Kapital in Bwari, Abuja Nigeria before concluding primary education in Faith Foundation Nursery and Primary School, Kubwa, Abuja.


Esther Teye
Boipelo Ernst
Kenechukwu Moneke
Olusegun Ojumoola

Martins Ikhuehi
Seyide Hunyinbo
Ayikobua Joseph
Alda Saide

Soneye Temitope Damilotun

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Soneye Temitope is first and foremost an African, then a Nigerian. He hails precisely from Ogere-Remo in Ogun State, Nigeria. He is the only male child in a family of five. He had his primary and secondary education at Mayflower School, Ikenne.
Right from secondary, Soneye had developed a natural aptitude for Mathematics and other analytical subjects. This fuelled his interest in Engineering (Specifically Petroleum) after having 9 distinctions in WASSCE.


Zainab Titus

Imperial College London UK

Zainab Titus holds a B.Eng. with First Class Honours from Covenant University, where she graduated as the most outstanding Petroleum Engineering Student in 2015.
Owing to her interest in Physics and the numerous awards she had won in Mathematics Competitions locally and nationally during her secondary school days, it was not difficult to identify her predisposition to engineering. Zainab developed a predilection for Petroleum Engineering when on a road trip...


Carl Quist

Heriot Watt University UK

Carl Quist is 21 years old and from Accra, Ghana. He belongs to a family of 4, single handily raised by his mother. Carl holds a first class honours BSc certificate in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Ghana. His final year project was on “Investigating the Effects of Using Ester Oil on the Compressive Strength of Cement”. 


Grace Murungi

IFP School, France

Grace Murungi is “fanatical about energy generation”. As a Rwandese growing up in a region with constant power cuts, she dreamt of contributing to the creation of a constant energy supply which sparked her interest in engineering. Grace later obtained a BSc. Hon. Electrical Engineering degree at the University Of Cape Town, with a Dean’s Merit scholarship.


Emmanuel Ikehi

Emmanuel Ikehi holds a BEng in petroleum and natural gas engineering (first class honours, 2015) from the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Nigeria. His research thesis entitled Application of Intelligent Well Completions in Optimizing Production from Oil Rim Reservoirs focused on the modeling of inflow control device (ICD) performance in oil rims.


David Semwogerere

David Semwogerere holds a BSc in electrical engineering (honors, 2012) from Makerere University in Uganda. 

In 2012, he started work as a junior well testing and completions engineer at Total. His work involved well test design and execution and working with well engineering modeling and drilling parameter software. 


Richard Boakye Yiadom

Richard Boakye Yiadom, EIT from Ghana, West Africa, is currently a MS in petroleum engineering candidate at the University of Utah. He received his BS in mining engineering from the University of Utah and was a recipient of the prestigious McIntosh Engineering Scholarship by the SME Foundation.


Lotanna Ohazuruike

Lotanna Ohazuruike is a devout Christian, a skilled researcher and an adept petroleum engineering academic. Perhaps the earliest display of his flair for research was demonstrated when, contrary to convention, he designed a wooden power–operated car for a junior secondary school project at the age of 12. 


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