Prisca Ogbuabuo
Graduate Research Assistant

Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
email: prisca@utexas.edu
Fax: 512-471-0140



Research Interests
My primary interests include carbon dioxide sequestration for enhanced oil recovery, energy policy and regulation, and project management relating to petroleum exploration and production. Other interests include environmental monitoring, risk assessment, and oil and natural gas production from shale formations.

I have previous industry experience in safety and environmental health in oil and gas facility design and operations.

Current Projects
Develop best management practices for sub-seabed geologic carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration on the U.S. outer continental shelf (OCS). Parts of this project involve analysis of (1) the applicability of existing regulations to offshore sub-seabed geologic sequestration, (2) injection of CO2 on the OCS for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) with incidental CO2 storage, and (3) long-term storage of CO2 without the added financial benefit of EOR.

HSE Engineer at Worley Parsons – DeltaAfrik Engineering Ltd., assigned to ExxonMobil EPCM1 project. November 2008 – August 2013

M.S. Energy and Earth Resource Student, Jackson School of Geoscience, The University of Texas at Austin
B.S. Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria, 2006

Employee Recognition: Worley Parsons – DeltaAfrik Engineering, June 2012
Best Presentation by engineering graduate intern: ExxonMobil/NCBD program, Worley Parsons – DeltaAfrik Engineering Ltd., 2009
Scholarship: Shell Petroleum Development Company, Undergraduate Merit 2001

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