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  • Grace 'Kemi Taiwo


Dedicated geoscientist with over a decade of industry experience in the Niger Delta and Dahomey Basins, Nigeria.

Proficient in data evaluation and integration from exploration to field development with teamwork and communication skills.

Thrives in multicultural settings and excels in a strong, cross-functional technical team. She is currently pursuing a PhD with research focusing on the mixed carbonate-siliciclastic middle Bakken member of the Bakken Formation, Williston Basin.




 NPDC/NDW OML 34 AMT (2018-2020) – Developed and implemented a Field Development Plan (FDP) for the onshore Ughelli East Field, OML 34 Asset. FDP was approved by all stakeholders
 NPDC/NDW OML 34 AMT – (2018-2019) – Increased gas production from 78MMscf/d to 202MMscf/d through geoscience data reprocessing and interpretation, and recompletion program, thereby ensuring and maintaining gas supply to NAG 1 and NAG II plants.
 NPDC/NDW OML 34 AMT (2016-2017) – Planned and drilled the first horizontal well in the onshore Ughelli East field.
 ND Western Limited (2013-2016) – Collaborated with other functions to identify and plan appraisal and development wells for drilling program. Successfully prepared and presented AFE package to management for approval.
 Petrobras Nigeria Limited (2006 – 2013) – Completed pre-drill shallow hazard analysis for offshore OPL 315 through 3D seismic mapping and interpretation of the seabed and shallow horizons.

Awards and Certifications

• Al Golden Scholarship Award, 2023 - 2024
• Harold Hamm Leadership Scholarship Award, 2023 - 2024
• Kleesattel Environmental Geology Scholarship Award, 2023-2024
• Terrance Anstett Memorial Geology Scholarship Award, 2023
• American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation Grants–in–Aids Award; April 2022
• Gene George Scholarship (Wyoming Geological Association), 2021
• Letter of commendation, ND Western Limited; August 2020
• American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation Grants–in–Aids Award; April 2006;
• Dr. Ebi Omatsola/Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) Award, 2006


Communication and presentation skills
Seismic interpretation
Reservoir characterization


 University of North Dakota, North Dakota PhD (Expected 2024)
 Colorado State University, Colorado Coursework toward PhD
(Jan 2021-May 2022)
 University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria MSc. (NAPE and AAPG Award)
Petroleum Geology/Sedimentology 2004-2005
 Institute Francais du Petrole (IFP Training), France Petrobras International Scholar
Petroleum Geoscience 2008-2009 (Graduate Diploma)
 University of Ado Ekiti, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria B.Sc. Hons (2002)