Chinedu Nkemakolam Izuwa

Chinedu Nkemakolam Izuwa

Senior Lecturer

B Eng., M Eng., PhD



Engr. Dr Nkemakolam Chinedu Izuwa joined the service of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri in 2002 as a Graduate Assistant. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Petroleum Engineering. He is actively involved in Teaching and research in Petroleum and Gas Engineering. Dr.Izuwa has contributed to the development of academics in FUTO and oil and gas industry through research carried out in the following areas:-  reservoir characterization, enhanced oil and gas production ( oil and gas condensate  reservoirs), prediction and resolution of liquid loading in gas wells, development of local viscosifiers for optimal drilling efficiency and natural gas management.

He has produced 14 scientific papers in archival journals and 3 papers in conference proceedings. He has supervised three master’s student projects and about eighty undergraduate projects. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (IMSPE), a fellow of The High Education Academy (FHEA) and duly registered by the Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria (COREN). Dr.Izuwa holds a Bachelor Degree in Petroleum Engineering, Master Degree in Natural Gas Engineering (Reservoir Engineering option) and Doctoral degree in Petroleum Engineering (reservoir engineering option). He also has a certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice from Newcastle University, Upon Tyne, UK and Curriculum Development and Teaching and Learning Methodology from MIT, USA. He is happily married and blessed with children.

Career Objectives: To use my skill and competence in the development of human and material resources. To achieve continuous progress on both professional and personal development through hard work and team play towards realizing my career goals.  My aspiration as a teacher and lecturer is to use my skills in developing student learning. I have the desire to produce students that will be able to meet the expected outcomes in closing the gap between theory and practice in the industry. I have always strived to make students realize their potentials and use it for modern technological development required for national growth.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B.Eng. (Natural Gas Engineering) University of Port Harcourt
  • M.Eng. (Petroleum Engineering) Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  • PhD (Petroleum Engineering) Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Research Interests

  • Production Optimization,
  • Enhanced and improved Production, Formation evaluation
  • Multiphase Flow Modeling

Teaching Interests

  • Petroleum Reservoir Engineering
  • Formation Evaluation
  • Petroleum Economics
  • Natural Gas Engineering

Courses Taught:

  • PET 304: Reservoir Engineering I
  • PET 310: Heat and Mass Transfer
  • PET 407: Well Logging
  • PET 411: Oil Pollution and Control
  • PET 415: Petroleum Rock Mechanics
  • PET 502: Reservoir Engineering III
  • PET 521: Natural Gas Engineering
  • PET 501: Drill Engineering III
  • PET 519: Petroleum Economics
  • PET 807: Artificial Lift Methods
  • PET 806: Advanced Formation Evaluation
  • PET 809: Enhanced/ Improved Oil and Gas Recovery

Awards and Honors

  • Study fellowship 2004/2005: Federal University of Technology
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, 2012


  • Department of Petroleum Engineering, FUT, Owerri
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (member)
  • COREN  (member)
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • MIT- ETT Fellow’s Network


  • 1)  Izuwa N C., Obah B, and Appah D (2014) “Optimal Recovery of Condensate in Gas-Condensate Reservoir Through Gas Cycling”, Petroleum Technology Development Journal (ISSN 1595-9104): An International Journal; January 2014 - Vol. 1

  • 2) Izuwa N, C. and Nwosu C.N (2014) “Influence of Aquifer Support on Gas Condensate Reservoir Performance", SPE 172372 presented at the SPE International Annual Conference and Exhibition Lagos, August 2014

  • 3) Izuwa N. C., Appah D and Obah B (2014), “Optimal Gas Production Design In Gas Condensate Reservoirs", SPE 172453 presented at the SPE International Annual Conference and Exhibition Lagos, August 2014

  • 4) Izuwa N. C. and Obidiegwu M. U (2015) “Development of Simple Correlation to Evaluate Formation Volume Factor For Nigerian Crude Oil”, International Journal of Science And Research (IJSR) Vol. 4 Issue 4 pp 1821 -1827

  • 5) Izuwa, N. C., Amandi, K and Oyoh, K. B (2015) “Optimal injection Time and Parametric study on Gas condensate Recovery”, International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research”, Vol. 6 issue4, April 2015 pp 985 – 992

  • 6) Izuwa, N. C. and Nwaobia K. F (2015) “Parametric Study on the Behavior of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,”Petroleum Technology Development Journal (ISSN 1595-9104): An International Journal; July 2015 - Vol. 2

  • 7) Izuwa, N. C (2015)“Evaluating The Impact of Rheological Property of Local Viscosifier On Hole Cleaning “, FUTO Journal Series (FUTOJNLS), 2015, VOL.1 Issue 1.

  • 8). Izuwa N. C. (2015) “Evaluation of Natural Gas Hydrate Technology Potential For Gas Flare Reduction. Int’l Research Journal in Engineering, Science and Technology (irejest) Vol.13 No. 1

  • 9) Izuwa N. C, Udie A.C and Orimadike C. C. (2015) ” Evaluating The Effects of Flow Conditions On Liquid Loading In A Gas Well of A Maturing Gas Field”  FUTO Journal Series (FUTOJNLS), 2015, Vol.1 Issue 2.

  • 10) NkemakolamIzuwa, Basil C Ogbunude, Peace Wokoma (2016) “Parametric Study of Enhance Condensate Recovery of Gas Condensate Reservoirs Using Design of Experiment.” Petroleum and Coal Journal 2016 58 (1) 1-16.

  • 11) IzuwaNkemakolam C., Nwabia Francis N., OkoliNnanna O. and NwukoEjike S. (2017)  “Evaluation Of Parameters That Affect Minimum Miscibility Pressure During Gas Injection Process” International Journal of Advanced Research(IJAR), Issue 5 vol. 2 165 -173 Feb. 2017

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