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  • Lotanna Ohazuruike


Petroleum Engineering with Reservoir Engineering, Production Engineering and Strategy Consulting experience. Experienced in working with multidisciplinary teams to solve problems, model complex physics, meet economic goals and drive corporate strategy.






Bain & Co. USA, Consultant (Energy & Natural Resources) Apr. 2023 – present
• Reviewed over ~1500 pages of CCS project permits to establish a framework for accelerating decision-making in future projects
• Developed models predicting the price premiums of recycled vs. virgin plastic across diverse industries in the EU and USA.
• Predicted the 30-year Levelized cost of heat for industrial heating across diverse heat sources, including Hydrogen.
• Primary focus on Energy and Sustainability projects across CCS, Plastics recycling, Sustainable Aviation Fuel, EU & US Regulations (45Q, 45V, CFPC, LCFS, ISCC+)

Shell USA, Reservoir Engineering Intern Jun. 2020 – Jul. 2020
• Reduced average manhours of monthly surveillance tasks from ~2 days to 5 minutes via workflow automation.
• Improved the analysis of pressure data for 22 wells by consolidating legacy and modern interpretations into a single suite.
• Simplified the adoption of 2 new automation tools by creating user manuals and hosting demos for 5 Shell Deepwater teams.

UH Energy & Energy Super-Major (name withheld), Pro bono Consultant Feb. 2020 – Apr 2020
• Created 54 supply and distribution pathways to deliver 1000 kg/day of Hydrogen to 100+ stations in California.
• Achieved $4.3/kg hydrogen break-even cost (goal was $6/kg) by optimizing the company’s hydrogen value chain.

Laser Engineering and Resources Consultants Ltd Nigeria, Reservoir Engineer Sept. 2017 – July 2018
• Supported $200,000+ in revenue by overseeing the uncertainty analysis and software training for 3 full field Reservoir studies.
• Saved over $12,500 in software training and licensing costs by facilitating in-house training on PETREL and INTERSECT.
• Ensured due diligence in project reporting by integrating and reviewing findings from 2 teams and 5 disciplines.

Awards and Certifications

o Cedric Bandoh Distinguished Leadership Award, University of Houston 2021
o Presidential Award for Outstanding Student Chapter, Society of Petroleum Engineers International 2021
o The Legacy Award – Campus Leaders Highest Honor, University of Houston 2021
o US President’s Volunteer Service Awards Gold Recipient 2021
o Distinguished Graduate/Professional Student Leader Award, University of Houston 2021
o Outstanding Collaboration Award, University of Houston 2021
o Graduate Research Showcase e-Poster Award, University of Houston 2021
o Energy Explorers Scholarship for developing a Hydrogen Supply strategy, UH Energy 2020
o 2nd place, UH Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Student Paper contest 2020
o 3rd place, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) North America Petrobowl contest 2020
o Graduate Research Fellow, University of Houston, Texas 2018
o World Bank Centre of Excellence Graduate Research Scholar, IPS UNIPORT 2016
o 1st MSc student in General, Drilling and Production modules, IPS 2016
o SPE International Egbert Imomoh Scholarship for Outstanding Africans 2015
o Vice Chancellor’s Award of Academic Excellence, 3rd Best Graduand Overall, RSU 2014
o 1st place, SPE African Region Petrobowl contest 2014
o 1st Place, SPE International Students Technical Paper Contest, African Region 2014


Reservoir Modelling and Simulation (CMG, Eclipse, Petrel, Mbal, Saphir)
Well Surveillance (IHS Perform, Harmony, Prosper Gap)
Project Planning & Risk Evaluation (CrystalBall, Questor, Advanced Excel)
Digitalization and Automation to support decision-making


University of Houston, Texas (UH) Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering GPA: 3.74 / 4.00 May 2024

IFP School, France & University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria MSc. Petroleum Engineering & Project Development GPA: 4.94 / 5.00 Nov. 2016

Rivers State University (RSU), Nigeria BTech Petroleum Engineering GPA: 4.52 / 5.00 Oct. 2013