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, she was fascinated by the sophisticated equipment and technology used for oil prospecting activities in the Chad basin of Nigeria.
Zainab’s engagements with SPE International began in 2013 through her University Student Chapter, where she served as the Technical Officer in 2014. She also interned with ExxonMobil Nigeria and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in 2014, where she worked on projects related to well testing, annular pressure build-up analysis and petroleum economics. Her undergraduate research thesis, which presented a diagnostic tool for determining the optimal rate of producing high rate oil wells by turbulence analysis won the 2015 Students’ Paper Contest for the Africa Region (SPE-178751-STU).
For Zainab, the Imomoh Scholarship is a motivation to unlock greater possibilities through research in areas applicable to production optimization and reservoir simulation in graduate school. In the future, she hopes to be a Professor of Energy Resources Engineering, who will inspire the younger generations to pursue engineering skills for solving real and important problems for developing our promising energy industry.
As much as she values learning and importantly her faith in God, she also enjoys still life drawing, basketball and adventures/time with family and friends.