Dr Alexander I. Opara

Dr Alexander Iheanyichukwu Opara


Tel.: +2348033884315
Email: alexander.opara@futo.edu.ng




Dr A. I. Opara has a B. Tech. in Geosciences (Applied Geophysics option) from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, in 1997. He obtained his M.Sc and PhD in 2003 and 2008 respectively. While his Master’s degree was in the same university, his PhD was from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. He joined Federal University of Technology, Owerri, in 2002 as a Graduate Assistant. Dr A. I. Opara is highly proficient in the interpretation of Potential field data and other software used in the oil and gas industry such as; Logic, Vel2pre, Sipmap, etc. He is a registered member of Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG), Society of Exploration Geophysicist (SEG), Nigerian Association of Hydro Geologist (NAH) and Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE). Dr Opara has published extensively in both local and international Journals. He is currently a Reader in the Department of Geology.


  1. Opara, A.I., K.M. Onuoha, S. Igbokwe, C. Anowai and N.N. Onu., 2008. A new velocity – effective stress model for estimating overpressure mechanisms besides compaction disequilibrium, NAPE Bulletin, Vol. 20,n0.2;pp.17-23.
  2. Opara, A.I., K.M. Onuoha, C. Anowai, R.O. Mbah and N.N. Onu., 2008. Overpressure and Trap Integrity Studies in Parts of the Niger Delta Basin: Implications for Hydrocarbon Prospectivity, NAPE Bulletin, vol.20,no.1;pp.24-30.
  3. Opara, A.I. and Onuoha, K. M.,2009. Pre-drill pore pressure prediction from 3-D seismic data, in parts of the Onshore Niger Delta Basin; SPE Paper 128354.
  4. Opara, A.I., 2010. Origin and generation mechanisms of geo-pressures in shale dominated settings worldwide: a review; Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, vol.16, no.4; pp. 429-438.
  5. Anyiam, U, Nduka, V and Opara, A.I., 2010. 3-D Seismic Interpretation and Reserve Estimation of Ossu Field in OML 124, Onshore Niger Delta Basin, Nigeria; Society of Exploration Geophysics Expanded Abstracts, Denver,2010 Annual Meeting; pp.1327-1331 (www.seg.org/publications/expandedabstracts/2010 volumes/INT2: Case Histories 1)
  6. Opara,A.I.,2010. Prospective Evaluation of “Usso” Field, Onshore Niger Delta Basin, using 3-D seismic and well log data; Petroleum & Coal, 52 (4) 307-315, 2010.
  7. Opara, A.I., 2011. Second Vertical Derivatives and Trend Surface Analysis of the Aeromagnetic Data over Part of the Benin Basin, Nigeria; Global Journal of Geological Sciences, vol.9, no.1;pp.19-26.
  8. Opara,A.I.,2011. Estimation of the Depth to Magnetic Basement in part of the Dahomey Basin, Southwestern Nigeria; Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 5(9),335-343.
  9. Opara, A.I., 2011. Estimation of Multiple Sources of overpressures using vertical effective stress approach: a case study of the Niger Delta, Nigeria; Petroleum and Coal, 53(4), 302- 314.
  10. Opara, A.I., U.O. Anyiam, and V. Nduka. 2011. 3-D Seismic Interpretation and Structural Analysis of Ossu Oil Field, Northern Depobelt, Onshore Niger Delta, Nigeria; Pacific Journal of Science and Technology. 12(1):502-509.