Engr. Dr. Angela Nkechi Nwachukwu

Dr. Angela Nkechi Nwachukwu

Senior Lecturer

B. Eng., M. Eng., PhD
Email: angela.nwachukwu@futo.edu.ng


Engr. Dr. Nwachukwu, A.N joined the services of The Federal University of Technology Owerri, (FUTO) as a Graduate Assistant in 2005 and rose to a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Petroleum Engineering. She obtained her B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri and PhD degree partly from the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja (AUST) before transferring to FUTO for the completion of the PhD degree. All degrees are in Petroleum Engineering. Dr. Nwachukwu has taught various Petroleum Engineering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in FUTO. Her research interests include Reservoir Engineering, Production Engineering & Flow Assurance.  She is a member of notable professional organizations such as Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), and Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN). Dr. Nwachukwu is a COREN registered Engineer since 2009.  She has also published papers with reputable journals. She was the Research Assistant to Prof. Godwin A. Chukwu, Professor Emeritus, University of Alaska, USA who is the lead researcher for the Oil and Gas Research Grant of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund, (PTDF) on a Research Project titled “Evaluation of Wax Deposition during Production of Crude Oil in Identified Niger Delta Waxy Oil Fields”. She is in charge of the Laboratory of Excellence for Flow Assurance Research Studies, the host centre for the Oil and Gas Research grant domiciled in the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Dr. Nwachukwu has supervised many students at the Undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels. Her mentoring role helped many students especially the female students to graduate successfully.

Academic Qualification

  • PhD in Petroleum Engineering,2017.
  • M. ENG. (Petroleum Engineering), 2009.
  • B.ENG. Petroleum Engineering (Second Class Honours Upper Division), 1996 
  • Senior Secondary School certificate, 1988
  • First School leaving Certificate, 1982


  • Award of Excellence/ Celebrity given by St Anthony’s Station/ Wing Youth, Maria Assumpta Cathedral Parish, Owerri, Imo State.


  1. Corporate Member, Nigeria Society of Engineers (MNSE, 20975), 2009
  2. Member, Association of Professional Women Engineers (MAPWEN), 2009
  3. Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (MSPE), 2005
  4. COREN Registered Engineer (R 17, 707), 2009

Courses Assigned to Teach

  1. PET 202 (Introduction to Petroleum Engineering)
  2. PET 301 (Drilling Technology 1)
  3. PET 317 (Petroleum Geology)
  4. PET 302 (Drilling fluids technology)
  5. PET 405 (Petroleum Production 1)
  6. PET 409 (Introduction to Geophysics)
  7. PET 501 (Drilling Technology 111)
  8. PET 502 (Reservoir Engineering 111)
  9. PET 504 (Petroleum Production 11)
  10. PET 505 (Reservoir Modeling and Simulation)
  11. PET 700 (Introduction to Petroleum Engineering)
  12. PET 703 (Petroleum Production)
  13. PET 704 (Petroleum Production 11)
  14. PET 705 (Reservoir Analysis 1)
  15. PET 709 (Technical Writing)
  16. PET 801 (Advanced Reservoir Engineering)
  17. PET 802 (Advanced Well test Analysis)
  18. PET 808 (Advanced Formation Evaluation)
  19. PET 919 (Advanced Formation Evaluation)


Date (From-to)

Name & Address of Employer

Position held

Main Activities & Responsibilities


Toncia Energy Consulting and Professional Services Ltd, Abuja

Research Assistant (PhD Student)

Carrying out research to deliver on the PTDF research grant awarded to Prof. G.A Chukwu, my supervisor


SHELL Petroleum development company (SPDC) Port- Harcourt, Rivers state

PhD Intern at Production chemistry laboratory

Carrying out experimental studies on Niger Delta crude oil samples for my PhD research

2005 – date

Federal University of Technology Owerri

Senior Lecturer

Teaching and Research

1998- 2005

Hopal International Services LTD, Port-Harcourt

Services Engineer

Supervision of Engineering works

1997- 1998

Army day secondary school, Bori Camp Port-Harcourt


Mathematics and Physics teacher

1993- 1994

Department of Petroleum Resources Warri, Delta State

Inspections Engineer (Industrial Trainee)

Inspections of petroleum exploration work, drilling, production & workover operations and flowstations

Research Interest

  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Production Engineering & Flow Assurance


  1. Angella Nwachukwu, Henry O. Omoregbee, Modestus O. Okwu, Lagouge K. Tartibu, Dolor Roy Enarevba, Adedoyin Adesuji (2022). Review of Artificial Neural Network Applications in Petroleum Exploration, Production and Distribution Operations. International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research. Vol 11, Issue 01, ISSN 2277-8616.
  2. Anthony Kerunwa, Julian Ubanozie Obibuike, Ndubuisi Uchechukwu Okereke1, Stephen G. Udeagbara, Angela Nkechinyere Nwachukwu, Stanley Toochukwu Ekwueme (2022). Evaluation of Electrical Submersible Pump on Field Production Network Optimization in Niger Delta Oilfield. Open Journal of Yangtze Gas and Oil
  3. Izuwa C. Nkemakolam, Nwachukwu Angela, Nwankwo I. Valerian, Uwaezuoke Nnaemeka*, Okereke Ndubuisi, Onyejekwe I. Michael, Igwilo K. Chinwuba (2022). Evaluation of Locally Sourced Surfactants for Enhanced Oil Recovery in the Niger Delta: An Experimental Approach. Petroleum and Coal. 64 (1), 86-99; ISSN 1337-7027
  4. Odo Jude Emeka, Onyejekwe Ifeanyi, Anthony Chikwe, Angela Nwachukwu, Okereke Ndubuisi, Oguamah Ifeanyi, Obikaonu Agnes Chidiebere (2021). Effect of the Application of Aluminium Oxide on Recovery in Enhanced Oil Recovery. Engineering and Applied Sciences. Doi:10.11648/j.eas.20210602.12. ISSN 2575-1468 (online)
  5. Nkemakolam Chinedu Izuwa, Ifeanyi Valerian Nwankwo, Angela Nwachukwu, Nnaemeka Princewill Ohia, Nnaemeka Uwaezuoke, Ugochukwu Ilozuruike Duru, Boniface Obah, Stanley Toochukwu Ekwueme (2021). Suitability Evaluation of Locally Sourced Surfactants for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) in the Niger Delta. International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Engineering. 9(5): 71-82, doi:10.11648/j.ogce.20210905.12.
  6. Ekeh, Ekejiuba Henry, Ekejiuba, A. I. B. & Nwachukwu, A. N (2021). Modeling a Quantifier for Calculating the Net Quantity of Crude Oil in Storage Tanks. International Journal of Advances in Engineering and Management (IJAEM). Vol 3, Issue 7; pp 1097- 1103.
  7. Oviawele, P, Onwukwe, S.I, Nwachukwu, A. N & Onyejekwe, I.M (2019). Improving the Thermodynamic Properties of Export Gas through Condensate Spiking, Conference paper, Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, held in Lagos.
  8. Modestus Okechukwu Okwu and Angela N. Nwachukwu (2018). Review of Fuzzy Logic Applications in Petroleum Exploration, Production and Distribution Operations. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, Springer Journals
  9. Nwachukwu, A. N, Chukwu, G. A, Onwukwe, S.I , Chukwu, F.I & Obah, B (2017). Characterization of Identified Niger Delta Waxy Crudes. Petroleum Technology Development Journal
  10. Nwachukwu, A.N (2016). A Simple Model of Critical Oil Rate and Well Placement for Simultaneous Water and Gas Coning in a Horizontal Well. FUTO Journal Series
  11. Nwachukwu, A.N, Chukwu, G.A, Onwukwe, S.I and Chukwu, F.I (2016). Establishment of Wax Deposition Index from Saturates, Aromatics, Resins, Asphaltene Journal of Petroleum Engineering & Technology, Vol 6 (1), ISSN: 2231-1785 (online), ISSN: 2321- 5178 (print)
  12. Igbokwe, L.C, Muonagor, C.M and Nwachukwu, A.N (2016). Assessment of Natural Depletion and Water Injection in the Development of Oil Reservoirs. Journal of Petroleum and Coal, 58(1): 209-222
  13. Nwachukwu, A.N (2016). A Simple Model of Critical Oil Rate and Well Placement for Simultaneous Water and Gas Coning in a Horizontal Well. FUTO journal series; e-ISSN:2476-8456, Vol 2, Issue 2, pp 346- 360
  14. Nwachukwu, A.N, Chukwu, G.A, Onwukwe, S.I and Chukwu, F.I (2015). Synopsis of Laboratory Methods for Characterizing Waxy Crude Oils. Journal of Adv. Petrol.Tech. Mgmt. 1(2): 1- 11

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