Contact Information

  • Elijah Adeniyi
    (406) 209-6058


I have acquired about 15 years of sedimentary basin analysis in integrating outcrops, well logs, and mineralogical scale rocks data to characterize petroleum systems, assess hydrocarbon resources and CO2 sequestration repositories including the environmental impacts of oil and gas exploitations in Nigeria, Mozambique, South Africa, Canada, and the United States. I have also acquired interpersonal skills, effective communication, operations, project management, writing, teaching, and leadership skills through various positions in student organizations and community service, including $200,000+ in research grants successfully secured during graduate school.




Lafayette, LA


Surface Logging Geologist [Gulf of Mexico] Jan. 2024 – Present
Schlumberger Well Construction Measurements, Lafayette Louisiana

Petroleum Systems Analyst [Postdoc and Co-PI] June 2022 – Jan. 2024
Montana State University, Bozeman Montana

Environmental Scientist [Research Affiliate] June 2022 – June 2023
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley California

Petroleum Systems Analyst and Carbon Sequestration Analyst [GRA] Sept. 2014 – May 2022
 Doctoral Study | Montana State University, USA (2017– 2022)
 Masters Study | University of Johannesburg, South Africa (2014 – 2017)

Geologist May - Aug. 2018
Sandfire Resources America Inc., White Sulphur Springs Montana.

Wellsite Geologist May – Dec. 2007
Upper Niger River Basin Development Authority, Minna Nigeria

Awards and Certifications

1. ACS-PRF New Directions (ND) Grants Research Fellowship
American Chemical Society · 2021 - 2023

2. Montana Academy of Science (MAS) Award 2020
MAS · 2020

3. AAPG Grant in Aid Award / James E. Hooks Memorial Grant
AAPG Foundation. · May 2019 AND 2021

4. Graduate Student Research Grant
Geological Society of America · May 2019 AND 2021

5. Tobacco Root Geological Society (TRGS) Scholarship
TRGS · May 2021

6. Marathon Oil Company Scholarship
Marathon Oil Corporation · Apr 2021

7. Norman H Foster Memorial Award
Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists · Mar 2019 AND 2021

8. Graduate School Dean's Excellence Scholarship Award
Montana State University · Nov 2020

9. National Association of Black Geoscientists Scholarship 2020
NABG · Sep 2020

10. Colorado Scientific Society (CSS) Memorial Funds Research Grant
CSS · May 2019

11. Faculty of Science Academic Merit Award
University of Johannesburg · Jan 2015

12. University of Johannesburg Center of Excellence for Integrated Mineral and Energy Resource Analysis [CIMERA] NRF/DST Research Fellowship 2014 - 2017.
National Research Fund AND South Africa Department of Science and Technology,

- Well Control Training Level 1 (IWCF) Mar. 2024
- Applied Machine Learning: Algorithms (LinkedIn Learning) July 2022
- Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn (LinkedIn Learning) July 2022
- Deep Learning: Getting Started (LinkedIn Learning) July 2022
- Python for Data Visualization (LinkedIn Learning) June 2022
- Machine Learning Essentials For Seismic Interpretation (Geophysical Insights) April 2021
- CCSx: Climate Change: Carbon Capture and Storage (EdX) (The University of Edinburgh) Oct. 2020
- Health, Safety and Environment Management Supervision Level 3 (NISP) Mar. 2009


Proficiency in Petrel, PetroMod, Techlog, ArcGIS Pro, Python, Machine Learning Algorithms, Geochemical Workbench, Adobe Creative Suite, and CorelDraw


1. Ph.D. Earth Sciences, Montana State University, USA [Dec., 2022]
2. M.S. Geology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa [Dec., 2016]
3. B. Tech Geology, Federal University of Tech, Minna Nigeria [Dec., 2008]