Mr Emeka A. Okoli

Mr Emeka Austin Okoli

Lecturer II


B.Tech. Geology (Geophysics option) FUTO; M.Sc. Petroleum Geosciences Uniport
Phone number: 08181441205


Mr Okoli Emeka Austin was born in Lagos and hails from Nsogwu, Umunze, Anambra State. He did his primary school at Mar-yola Nursery and Primary School, Alakija, Lagos between 1992-1998 and his secondary education at Federal Government College Lagos, Ijanikin between 1998-2004 where he obtained his WAEC certificate. He also obtained my Bachelors from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri where he came out with First Class Honours and acquired his Masters degree from the University of Port Harcourt with Distinction. He is currently concluding his PhD degree program in the World Bank African Centre for Excellence, Centre for Oilfield Chemicals at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.


Academic Qualification

  • B.Tech. Geology (Geophysics Option), Federal University of Technology, Owerri, 2011
  • M.Sc. Petroleum Geosciences, University of Port Harcourt, 2015

Ph. D. Petroleum Geology, University of Port Harcourt, 2020 in view


  • Best Graduating Student, Department of Geosciences, 2011 Graduating Class, FUTO.
  • PTDF Scholar for the Local Scholarship Scheme (LSS) for Masters of Sciences (MSc) in Petroleum Geosciences for 2014/2015 session.
  • World Bank Scholar at the World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE), Centre for Oilfield Research (CEFOR), University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 2017
  • TetFund Scholar at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Membership of Professional bodies

  • Associate Environmental Professional, National Registry for Environmental Professionals (NREP).
  • Member, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE).
  • Member, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).
  • Member, Society for Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).

Undergraduate Courses

  • GLY 425:  Applied Geophysics
  • GPH 403: Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods
  • GPH 407: Geophysical Field Techniques
  • GPH 411: Geophysical Data Processing

Work Experience

  • Academic staff at the Department of Geology, 2013-Present
  • NREP Certification Workshop by Pollution Control and Environmental Management Consultants (POCEMA) in 2018.
  • NAPE 2014 Short Course on Integrated Basin and Play Analysis organized by Exxon Mobil.
  • Boot camp Training on Basin Evaluation for the Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) 2012 Edition at Schlumberger, Lagos.
  • Shell Summer School, 2011 organized by Shell Petroleum Development Company(SPDC), Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.

Research Interest

  • Petroleum and Environmental Geophysics


(List of peer-reviewed Publications)

  1. Okoli Emeka Austin1, Akaolisa C. C. Zanders1, Agbasi Okechukwu Ebuka2, Inyang Namdie Joseph3, (2018). Seismic Analysis of Transgressive Systems Tracts (TST) of the Niger Delta. Earth Science Malaysia, Volume 2, Issue nos 2, pp 16-19.
  2. Okoli Emeka Austin1, Onyekuru Samuel O. 1, Agbasi Okechukwu Ebuka2, Zaidoon Taha Abdulrazzaq3,(2018). Application of Model-Based Inversion Technique in a field in the Coastal Swamp Depo belt, Niger Delta. International Journal of Advanced Geosciences, Volume 6, Issue nos. 1, pp 122-126.
  3. Thomas Harry Akpan1, Sunday Edet2, Inyang Namdie Joseph2Okoli Emeka Austin3, (2018). Geomechanical Evaluation of Reservoirs in the Coastal Swamp, Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. International Journal of Advanced Geosciences, Volume 6, Issue nos. 2, pp 165-172.
  4. Okoli Emeka Austin1, Agbasi Okechukwu Ebuka2, Onyekuru Samuel O.3, Sunday Edet4, (2018). Cross plot Analysis of Rock Properties from Well Log Data for gas detection in Soku Field, Coastal Swamp Depo belt, Niger Delta Basin”. Journal of Geosciences, Environment, Engineering and Technology, Volume 3, Issue nos. 4, pp 180-184.
  5. Okoli Emeka Austin1, Acra Jones Edward2, Ehirim Chukwuemeka Ngozi2, Dosunmu Adewale2, Agbasi Okechukwu Ebuka 3, (2019). Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of an Onshore Field, Coastal Swamp Depo belt, Niger Delta. Journal of Geosciences, Scientific & Academic Publishing, Volume 9, Issue nos. 1, pp 18-26.



  1. Umar H. A., Umar D. A., Abdul khanan M. F., Shiru M. S., Isma’il M., Salleh M. R. M., Abdul Rahaman A., Ahmad A., Okoli E. A., (2018). Mapping Potential Habitats for Arthropod Vectors Trypanosomiasis Infection in Northern Nigeria. International Conference on Geomatic and Geospatial Technology 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ISPRS International Archives, Volume XLII-4/W9, pp 63.