Paul Ofoche _ (Resume)


I am an ambitious engineer with an academic background in petroleum engineering and seven years professional experience. I am currently undertaking a doctoral study in petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University and in the process of obtaining the P.E. license and SPE Certification. My interests and expertise are in various aspects of petroleum engineering, including drilling, well completion and production engineering. I intend to continue developing my career by undergoing an internship with your firm (with or without remuneration) in 2017 and contributing to high performance in your operations.


• Graduate Teaching Fellow. Texas A&M University, Department of Petroleum Engineering (August 2016 -
December 2016). Taught an undergraduate drilling engineering class for the entire semester as sole instructor.
• Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA.
(September 2014 – Present).
• Completions Engineer (Technical Support- Cased Hole Completions). Baker Hughes Incorporated, Norway. (November 2010 – August 2014).
• (Petroleum) Production Engineer. Statoil ASA, Norway. (June 2007 – October 2010).
• Project team member. Nalco Norge AS, Stavanger, Norway. (July 2006 – September 2006).

Awards and Certifications

Currently in the process of obtaining the P.E. license in the U.S. and SPE Certification.

Professionally licensed in Canada (P.Eng.)

• Graduate Teaching Fellow. Texas A&M University, Department of Petroleum Engineering (Fall 2016).
• Texas A&M University, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Graduate Assistantship Research/Teaching Offer of Financial Assistance (2014)
• Norwegian Business School (BI) Scholarship (for Executive Master’s in Energy Management, 2011)
• Norwegian Oil Industry Scholarship Award (for MSc studies, 2005)
• Federal Government of Nigeria Undergraduate Scholarship, 2003
• Chevron Nigeria Limited- National University Scholarship Award 2000/2001


Tubing stress analysis, torque and drag, well completions design, SAP and equipment control, offshore field operations.
Downhole pressure and temperature gauge monitoring, open hole and cased hole logs understanding, experience with water flood management, well modeling tools and nodal analysis, sand monitoring, well perforation. Working across various disciplines.
Computing skills: MATLAB, Python, LabVIEW


• PhD in petroleum engineering. Texas A&M University, USA. September 2014 – December 2017 (expected).
PhD thesis: Automated drilling fluid rheology measurement using piezoelectric sound components.
• MSc in Energy Studies. University of Dundee (Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom). Centre for Energy, Mineral Law and Policy. December 2013.
• Executive Master’s of Management in Energy. Norwegian Business School (BI) & IFP Energies Nouvelles, France. September 2011 - September 2012.
Consultancy Project: The Nigerian Electricity and Gas Improvement Project use of World Bank’s Partial Risk Guarantee (PRG) – Impact and Effect.
• MSc in Petroleum Engineering. University of Stavanger, Norway. August 2005 - June 2007.
MSc research topic: Effects of kinetic hydrate inhibitors on hydrate stability and dissociation kinetics.
Field trip: Part of the Statoil-sponsored geological field trip to Longyearbyen, Svalbard (Svalex 2006) from August 20th to September 3rd, 2006.
• B.Eng in Petroleum Engineering. Federal Univ. of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. January 2000 - December 2004.
Undergraduate research topic: Economic impact assessment of underground natural gas storage in Nigeria’s hydrocarbon production area.

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