Professor Adewale Dosunmu is a Professor of Petroleum Engineering in the Department of Petroleum & Gas Engineering, University of Port Harcourt and occupied the Shell Aret Adams Chair in Petroleum Engineering in the same University between 2008 and 2016. Professor Dosunmu holds B.Sc, MEng and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering and he is the author of several books and more than 130 technical papers that have been published in International Journals. He has extensive industry experience enabling him to blend theory with actual field experience. Professor Dosunmu is a recognized international expert in Well Engineering in the special area of well bore stability. He has been an SPE Distinguished Lecturer on two occasions, (2007/2008, and 2011/2012) to several countries to make presentations on Wellbore Stability, Well Design and Construction. These countries include India, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Congo, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Qatar, Oman, Iran, Iraq and Cote d’Ivoire. He is a consultant to several E&P companies in Nigeria and overseas. He has also taught short courses for the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Nigeria Council. He has supervised 20 PhD students, over 100 MEng and hundreds of undergraduate students in his almost 3 decades in the university. Professor Dosunmu has led research teams that have made pioneering work in the areas of drilling fluids, wellbore instability management and well control.
Professor Dosunmu is a member of several professional societies including the Society of Petroleum Engineers International, the Nigerian Society of Engineers and is a COREN registered Engineer. He has been on COREN accreditation teams to many Universities in Nigeria and abroad and he was a visiting Professor to the University of Petroleum & Energy, Dehradun, North East India and Petro Bras University, Macae, Brazil, Institute of Petroleum Studies, University of Port Harcourt and the Centre of Excellence in Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering, University of Benin amongst others. He is also an external examiner to the University of Benin, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt, University of Lagos and the University of Mines, Ghana. Professor Adewale Dosunmu delivered the first course at the inception of IPS in 2003.
Professor Dosunmu is a recipient of several awards including SPE Distinguished award, SPE Century club award, Distinguished award by SPE Lou Ark section (USA), SPE Midland Odessa (USA), SPE Eastern Venezuela, SPE Lima, Peru and SPE Tehran section, SPE Muscat, Oman, SPE North East India, SPE Manila, Philippines, SPE Hanoi, Vietnam, SPE Africa Regional award for Drilling & Well Completion and service awards by SPE Section 103 Port Harcourt of which he was the section Chairman in 2002. His research interests are in Well Engineering particularly in wellbore stability, Petroleum Economics’ Energy Management and Natural Gas Engineering. He is happily married with children and grandchildren. Professor Dosunmu holds a patent on Database for wellbore stability management (2015), real time kick detection software, invert emulsion mud calculator (2016), carbon nano particle deployment in drilling fluid formulation (2018) Optiwell wellbore stability management tool (2016) currently deployed in Shell well operations. He is a consultant to several oil and energy companies in Nigeria and overseas. He is on the board of a number of companies including Wedcon Nigeria Limited and Optiwell Energy Services Limited.