Entry level, Internship and co-op: Petroleum Engineer - Uche Ohafia


My academic background which includes a B.Sc. in chemical engineering and an ongoing M.Sc. in petroleum engineering provide me with the fundamental knowledge required to fill this position. Furthermore, I have about three (3) years’ experience in oil & gas production and distribution, manufacturing, and refining industries through internships and full-time employment. This has afforded me hands-on technical competence in reservoir engineering, drilling engineering, production engineering, reliability engineering, maintenance, world class manufacturing, QA/QC, research and development, and more.

I have also developed structures and procedures required to conduct independent and group research. My R&D experiences are highlighted on my resume. A few of them include:

  • Buckley-Leverett Equation of Shear Thinning Fluids Involving Adsorption and Tracer,
  • Collaborated in a specialized research team that resolved and supervised the implementation of the solution for congealment of a plant’s produced vegetable oil.

In addition to my engineering competence, I have also developed programming, data management, and more computing skills. My leadership roles and senior level positions like SPE student chapter event coordinator (UNILAG) and reliability engineer have harnessed my teamwork and leadership skills. I have also delivered quality work throughout my life which has resulted in honors, and credits highlighted in my resume and recommendations.

I will be delighted to tell you more about myself and my abilities via an interview.


Uche Uche Ohafia Jr.

Permant Resident

5514 Griggs Road, Apt 132,

Houston, Texas 77021

Phone: +1 832 682 7900

Email: aohafia@gmail.com; uohafia@uh.edu

Houston, TX

Teaching Assistant (Fluid Mechanics) January 2016 – present
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON – Department of Petroleum Engineering– Houston, Texas
Graduate Assistant December 2015 - present
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON – Structural Research Laboratory– Houston, Texas
Reliability Engineer (Global Technical Trainee) July 2014 – August 2015
SABMILLER PLC – PABOD Breweries Limited – Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
• Rotated across the 14 technical, business and commercial strategic business units. Concluded in the engineering department and focused on packaging engineering, utilities engineering and capital projects
• Setup and implemented a Computerized Maintenance Management System to replace previous methods. This among others resulted in the one year increase in plant’s machine efficiency and adjusted factory efficiency from 35.84% to 92.61% and 24.39% to 81.19% respectively as well as decrease in maintenance cost and consequently total cost of manufacturing (TCM) from a TCM of 101.55$/HL to 70.51$/HL
• Facilitated a Profit Improvement Project (PIP) on can loss to save 20.5 million Naira ($102,500)
• Participated in energy conservation project via data collection, analysis and recommendation. We achieved a decrease in energy usage from 362.79 MJ/HL to 186.17MJ/HL (Target was 250MJ/HL)
Graduate Process Engineer (Research and Development) July 2013 – February 2014
Raffles Oil LFTZ Enterprises (Subsidiary of De United Foods Industry Limited) – Lagos, Nigeria
• Collaborated in a specialized research team that resolved and supervised the implementation of the solution for congealment of the plant’s produced vegetable oil.
Process Engineer Intern July 2011 – September 2011
UNIKEM Group (Ethanol Refinery) – Lagos, Nigeria.
Petroleum Engineer Intern January 2011 – July 2011
• Rotated several departments to gain hands-on experience in reserve estimation, production engineering, drilling, formation evaluation, and pressure transient analysis on the abura field (OML 65)
• Midstream pipage of petroleum fractions to and from jetties, terminals and depots

Awards and Certifications

• APMG-International Project Management PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate 2013
• 2nd Shale Prologue by Halliburton Landmark 2015
• CMG Reservoir Simulation Model Creation and Analysis 2016
• Association of Energy Engineers Scholarship 2016
• UH SPE events committee member


• Petroleum Softwares: CMG, Kappa, DecisionSpace, WellPlan, Compass, and PVTSIM
• Script Languages: C, FORTRAN, Python, MATLAB, VBA, HTML, SPSS, MySQL, PHP, and CSS
• Algorithms and OS: UNIX/LINUX, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning
• Management Information Systems: COSWIN, SAP, WEBrew, IBIS, IQMS, Syspro
• Field Development Plans and Production/EUR enhancement opportunities.
• Classic reservoir engineering - Decline Curve Analysis (DCA) and Volumetric
• Probabilistic and deterministic Reserves Estimation
• Modeling - Reservoir Simulation and Analytic Modelling.
• Economic Evaluation
• Pressure Transient Analysis (Saphir), OFM and PVTsim


Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering Expected Graduation December 2017
University of Houston – Houston, Texas

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering December 2012
University of Lagos – Akoka, Lagos

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