Profile

Babs Oyeneyin Profile
Title: Professor
First Name: Babs
Surname: Oyeneyin
Position: Professor
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 262327
Email:
ORCID: ORCID Icon http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7820-8667

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching, Research, Consultancy, Technology Facilitation

Academic Background

  • BEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering (1975) from University of Benin,
  • MSc (1978) and PhD (1983) in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University

Research Interests / Professional Background

Professor Oyeneyin's major interests, expertise and current research projects are in multiphase fluid flow dynamics, integrated sand management, produced water management, oil/gas well engineering [Drilling & Completion Technology], unconventional reservoir management [heavy oil & condensate reservoirs], flow assurance and production optimisation in deepwater environment, the areas of which he has had over 100 technical publications to his credit.

Additional Information / Media work / Funding

  1. SalinityScan Project [EU FP7 Funding initiative]
  2. Sand Management Network [24 industry Operating & Service Provider Companies]
  3. National Subsea Research Institute [NSRI]
  4. National Engineering Laboratory
  5. Northern Research Partnership

Professional Body Membership

  • Chartered Engineer, UK [CEng]
  • Registered Engineer, COREN
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy [FHEA]
  • Corporate Member , Institute of Mining, Metals and Minerals [MIOM3]
  • Corporate Member, Energy Institute [MEI]
  • Corporate Member Society of Underwater Technology [MSUT]
  • Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers [MSPE]
  • Member, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers [MEAGE]

Key Publications

A. LIST OF PUBLICATIONS [2004 - 2012]

  1. Babs Oyeneyin: ‘’Challengers of deepwater Development’’, Journal of Advanced Materials Research, v.367, pp367-373, 2012 [Online at: www.scientific.net]
  2. Amol Bali, Babs Oyeneyin and Ebenezer Adom: ‘’Rheological Characterisation of Heavy Oil and impact on its Production Enhancement’’, Journal of Advanced Materials Research, v.367, pp393-401, 2012 [Online at: www.scientific.net]
  3. Babs Oyeneyin, Amol Bali and Ebenezer Adom: ‘’Optimisation of Steam assisted Gravity Drainage [SAGD] for improved recovery from unconsolidated heavy oil reservoirs’’, Journal of Advanced Materials Research, v.367, pp409- 412, 2012 [Online at: www.scientific.net]
  4. Kelani Bello, Babs Oyeneyin and Gbenga Oluyemi: ‘’ A novel approach to subsea multiphase solids transport’’, Journal of Advanced Materials Research, v.367, pp412-420, 2012 [Online at: www.scientific.net]
  5. Eric Tchambak, Babs Oyeneyin and Gbenga Oluyemi: ‘’Heavy Oil Recovery-A cold Process using CO2-EOR Technique’’ , Journal of Advanced Materials Research, v.367, pp421-429, 2012 [Online at: www.scientific.net]
  6. Gbenga Oluyemi, Babs Mufutau Oyeneyin & Chris Macleod : ‘’UCS Neural Network Model for real-Time sand Prediction’’, International of Engineering Research for Africa,v2, pp1-13, 2010 [Online at: www.scientific.net]
  7. Oyeneyin, Babs: ‘’Challenges of Deepwater Developments’’ Paper No MP-10-58, Proceedings of Mediterranean Petroleum Conference, Feb. 2010,pp491-498
  8. Babs Oyeneyin and Amol Bali: Optimisation of Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage [SAGD] for improved recovery from unconsolidated heavy oil reservoirs’’, Paper No MP-10-63, Proceedings of Mediterranean Petroleum Conference, Feb. 2010, pp508-521
  9. Oyeneyin, M. B.; Glen MacLellan; Bhavani Vijayakumar; Mamdud Hussain ; Roy Bichan and Nigel Wier:’’ The Mare’s Tail – The answer to produced water management in deepwater environment’?’’ , SPE Paper No 128609, Aug. 2009
  10. Oyeneyin, M. B : ‘’Cost Effective Deepwater Well Construction – A case for Managed Pressure Drilling, Part 1’’, SPE Paper No 128602, Aug. 2009
  11. Oyeneyin, M. Babs : ‘’Cost Effective Deepwater Well Construction – A case for Managed Pressure Drilling, Part 2’’, SPE Paper No 123789, Sept. 2009
  12. Oyeneyin , Babs and Babatunde Moriwawon : ‘’ Sand Production forecasts for unconsolidated gas reservoirs’’; Journal of Advanced Materials Research, v62-64, pp466-473, 2009 [Online at: www.scientific.net ]
  13. Oyeneyin, M.B; V.C Kelessidis, G.Bandelis and P. Dalamaritis: ‘’Development of a Managed Pressure Drilling strategy for casing drilling operations’’; Journal of Advanced Materials Research, v62-64, pp456-465, 2009 [Online at: www.scientific.net] 
  14. Oyeneyin, M. Babs: Cost Effective Deepwater Well Constructions for Managed Pressure Drilling with Casing’’; Paper Presented at the IQPC Subsea & Deepwater Asia 2008 Conference; Singapore.
  15. Oyeneyin, Babs and Babatunde Moriwawon : ‘’ Sand production forecast for unconsolidated reservoirs – A key factor in minimising disposal problems’’; Proceedings of the International Environmental Conference; Dundee, September 2008.
  16. Oyeneyin, M.B ; Phil Burge; Lisa Hogg; & Chris Anderson: ‘’The Virtual Well – A Real time surveillance Tool for Managed Pressure Drilling Operations’’, Journal of Advanced Materials Research, vol 18-19, pp277-285, 2007. [Online at: www.scientific.net]
  17. Oyeneyin, M.B , Said Mufarji, Donald Igwegbu: ‘’ Innovative solutions to fines management in high permeability sands’’, Journal of Advanced Materials Research, vol 18-19, pp287-292, 2007 [Online at: www.scientific.net]
  18. Oyeneyin, Babs; Babatunde Moriwawon; Gbenga Oluyemi; Chris Macleod and J. Owens : ‘’Real-Time Evaluation of Sanding Potential’’, Journal of Advanced Materials Research, vol 18-19, pp293-300, 2007. [Online at: www.scientific.net]
  19. Oyeneyin, M. Babs ; Phil Burge; Lisa Hogg & Chris Anderson: ‘’The Virtual Well Engineer – A real time surveillance tool for managed pressure drilling’’, Paper No ICERD6069, The Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Research & Development: Impact on Industry, September 2006
  20. Moriwawon, B; G. Oluyemi; B. Oyeneyin & J. Owens:: ‘’ Real-Time evaluation of sanding potential’’, Paper No ICERD6070, The Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Research & Development: Impact on Industry, September 2006.
  21. Oyeneyin, B; S. Mufarji & D. Igwegbu: ‘’ Innovative solutions to fines management in high permeability sands’’, Paper No ICERD6076, The Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Research & Development: Impact on Industry, September 2006
  22. Oyeneyin, M. Babs; Phil Burge, Lisa Hogg and Chris Anderson: ‘’The Virtual Well Engineer – Answer to Real-time Wellbore Surveillance in Managed Pressure Drilling’’, Paper No MPC2006-011, Proceedings of the Mediterranean Petroleum Conference, pp48-62, Feb. 2006.
  23. Oluyemi, G.; M. Oyeneyin; & Chris Macleod: ‘’Real-Time Reservoir Strength Prediction from Grain size distribution using Neural Network’’, SPE Paper No. 105960, Aug. 2006. [Online at: www.onepetro.org]
  24. Oluyemi, G.; M. Oyeneyin; & Chris Macleod: ‘’ Prediction of directional Grain Size Distribution – An Integrated Approach’’, SPE Paper No. 105989, Aug. 2006. [Online at: www.onepetro.org]
  25. Oyeneyin, M.B; Chris Macleod; G. Oluyemi & A. Onukwu : Intelligent Sand Management’’, SPE Paper no. 98818, August, 2005. [Online at: www.onepetro.org]
  26. Oyeneyin, M. Babs: ‘’Depressurisation as an IOR strategy in high permeability sands’’, [Accepted for publication in Journal of Petroleum Research] ,2005
  27. Mufarji, S, M.B. Oyeneyin and S. Jihan: ‘’Optimizing Production from Fractured Damaged Reservoirs’’, SPE Paper No. 91971, Nov. 2004. [Online at: www.onepetro.org]
  28. Ong; J.T; M.B. Oyeneyin, E.J. Coutts and I.M. MacLean : ‘’In Well nuclear magnetic resonance(NMR) multiphase flowmeter in the oil and gas industry’’, SPE Paper No. 89978, Sept. 2004. [Online at: www.onepetro.org]

B. LIST OF PUBLICATIONS [1981 – JUNE 2004]

  1. JIM PEDEN and BABS OYENEYIN: ‘’Gravelpacking in Deviated Wellbores - A Research Review’’, Offshore Services and Technology Journal (United Kingdom) , Nov. 1981, pp.15-23.
  2. JAMES M. PEDEN, MUFUTAU B. OYENEYIN: ’’Laboratory Studies of the effectiveness of gravelpacking perforations and screen-casing annulus in highly deviated wells’’, Paper EUR 311, EUROPEC Proceedings, London, 1992, pp.321-330.
  3. PEDEN, J.M., M.B.OYENEYIN and JOHN RUSSEL: ‘’Prediction Model for optimum gravelpacking efficiency in highly deviated wells’’, Paper EUR 312, EUROPEC Proceedings, London, 1982, pp 331-340.
  4. PEDEN, J.M., J. RUSSEL and M.B. OYENEYIN: ‘’Design and Optimisation of gravelpacking operation in deviated wells’’, SPE Paper No.12997, 1984. [Online at: www.onepetro.org]
  5. PEDEN, J.M., J.RUSSEL., and M.B. OYENEYIN: ’’A Numerical Approach to the design of a gravelpack  for effective sand control in deviated wells’’ SPE Paper No. 13084, 1984. [Online at: www.onepetro.org]
  6. PEDEN, J.M., J.RUSSEL., and M.B. OYENEYIN: ‘’ Design of an effective gravelpacking for sand control : A Numerical Approach’’, SPE Paper No. 13647, 1985. [Online at: www.onepetro.org]
  7. OYENEYIN, M.B., J.M.PEDEN., and J.RUSSEL: ‘’The efficiency of packing the screen/casing annulus and the perforation when circulation technique is employed using low viscosity carrier fluids and dilute gravel concentration’’, Proceedings of the 9th Annual Intern. Conference of the SPE(Nigerian Section), Port-Harcourt, August, 1985.
  8. OYENEYIN, M.B: ‘’Effects of Gravelpacking on well productivity’’, The Nigerian Engineer, v.21, No. 3, 1986.
  9. OYENEYIN, M.B.: ‘’Computer program helps pick best gravelpack design’’, Oil and Gas Journal, March, 1987.
  10. OYENEYIN, M.B.: ‘’Laboratory analysis of the use of native soap as foaming agent in petroleum engineering operations’’, Nigerian Journal of Applied Science, 1987.
  11. OYENEYIN, M.B.: ‘’Formation sand size prediction from well log correlations’’, The Nigerian Engineer, v.23, No.2, 1988.
  12. OYENEYIN, M.B. and B.M. RAI.: ‘’Laboratory investigation of the use of Nigerian clay deposits as drilling mud materials in the oil industry’’, Proceedings, 1st Uniben Conference on Engineering and Technological Development, 1987.
  13. OYENEYIN, M.B., and E. OMATSONE: ’’The effects of depositional environment on formation sand size prediction from well logs’’, Proceedings of 10th SPE International Conference, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, 1988.
  14. OYENEYIN, M.B: ‘’Numerical analysis of the effects of gravelpacking on gas well productivity’’, SPE Production Engineering, May, 1990.
  15. FORD, J., J.M.Peden and M.B.OYENEYIN: ’’Experimental investigation of drilled cuttings transport in inclined boreholes’’, SPE Paper No.20421, 1990. [Online at: www.onepetro.org]
  16. PEDEN, J.M., M.B.OYENEYIN and J.FORD: ‘’Comprehensive experimental investigation of drilled cuttings transport in inclined wells including effects of rotation and eccentricity’’, SPE Paper No. 20925, 1990. [Online at: www.onepetro.org]
  17. OYENEYIN, M.B and J.M. PEDEN. :’’A review of gravel sizing for effective sand control’’, Proceedings of the SPE Continuing Education Forum, Aberdeen, May, 1990.
  18. OYENEYIN, M.B. J.M.PEDEN and J.FORD: ’’Efficient hole cleaning in highly deviated wells’’, Proceedings of the 4th Offshore drilling conference, Aberdeen, Nov. 1990.
  19. OYENEYIN, M.B and J.M. PEDEN: ’’Defining new design criteria for optimum gravel sizing’’, SPE Paper No. SPENC 9111, August, 1991.
  20. OYENEYIN, M.B., J.M.PEDEN., ALI HOSSEINI., G.REN and Y.BIGNO. :‘’Optimum gravel sizing for effective sand control’’, SPE Paper No. 24801, 1992. [Online at: www.onepetro.org]
  21. G.REN., M.B.OYENEYIN., J.M.PEDEN., Y.BIGNO and ALI HOSSEINI. : ‘’3-D Modelling of gravelpack structure and its application to optimum gravel size selection’’, SPE Paper No. 24999, 1992. [Online at: www.onepetro.org]
  22. GAO, E., J.T.FORD., M.B.OYENEYIN., M.LARRUCIA., J.M.PEDEN., and D.PARKER.: ’’A new MTV computer package for hole cleaning design and analysis’’, SPE Paper No. 26217, 1993. [Online at: www.onepetro.org]
  23. OYENEYIN, M.B., J.M.PEDEN., G.REN.., Y.BIGNO. and ALI HOSSEINI.: ‘’A new gravel-sizing computer package for effective sand control design and analysis’’, SPE Paper No. 26219, 1993 [Online at: www.onepetro.org]
  24. YANN BIGNO., M.B.OYENEYIN., and J.M.PEDEN: ’’Investigation of pore blocking mechanism in gravelpacks in the management and control of fines migration’’, SPE Paper No. 27342, 1994. [Online at: www.onepetro.org]
  25. FORD, J.T., M.B.OYENEYIN., ERHU GAO., R.S. WILLIAMSON and L.C.PEEL: ‘’The formulation of Milling Fluids for efficient hole cleaning – An experimental investigation’’, SPE Paper No. 28819, Oct. 1994. [Online at: www.onepetro.org]
  26. OYENEYIN, M.., J.M.PEDEN., ALI HOSSEINI., and G. REN : ’’Factors to consider in the effective management/control of fines migration in high permeability sands’’, SPE Paper No. 30112, 1995 [Online at: www.onepetro.org]
  27. OYENEYIN, M.B: ‘’Maintenance of optimum production capacity of oil and gas reservoirs through effective management/control of fines migration’’, Proceedings, Conference on Engineering Monitoring and Maintenance, Faculty of Science and Technology, The Robert Gordon University, April, 1996
  28. OYENEYIN, M.B: ‘’Fluid Optimisation through effective rheological characterisation’’, Proceedings of the 1st World Congress on Oil/Gas Research and Development, June, 1996
  29. FORD, J.T., ERHU GAO., M.B. OYENEYIN., J.M. PEDEN., M.B. LARRUCIA.,and DAVID PARKER : ‘’A New MTV Computer Package for Hole-Cleaning Design and Analysis’’, SPE Drilling & Completions, pp168- 172, Sept. 1996.
  30. OYENEYIN, M.Babs AND IAN BRYDEN: ‘’Developing an appropriate R&D Strategy for the Atlantic Margin - A viable Industry-Academic Partnership’’ , Proceedings of the 3rd Atlantic Margin Conference, Pitfodels, Aberdeen, October, 1996.
  31. OYENEYIN, M.Babs: ‘’Advances in Gravelpacking versus Screen Systems Completion Design and Performance Evaluation’’, Proceedings of the 10th IBC Offshore Drilling Technology Conference, Aberdeen, November, 1996. (Also published in Petroleum Abstracts)
  32. OYENEYIN, M. Babs: ‘’Assessing the feasibility of underbalanced drilling in the Middle-East’’, Proceedings of the Middle-East 1997 DrillTech Conference, Dubai, April, 1997. (Also published in Petroleum Abstracts)
  33. OYENEYIN, M. B.: ‘’ Analysis of the formation damage aspects of underbalanced drilling in HP-HT Wells’’, Proceedings of the Mediterranean Petroleum Conference, Oct. 1997, pp 387 - 400.
  34. OYENEYIN, M. Babs: ‘’ Sand, gravel properties key to optimum designs’’, Oil & Gas Journal, v 96, No. 4, 1998, pp 84-87.
  35. OYENEYIN, M. Babs: ‘’Effective gravel packing considers long-term production’’, Oil & Gas Journal, v.96, No. 5, 1998.
  36. OYENEYIN, M. Babs: ‘’ Operators face multiple screen choices’’, Oil & Gas Journal, v.96, No. 6, 1998.
  37. OYENEYIN, M. B. & J. TOVAR: ‘’A knowledge-Based Approach to Sand Control Completion Design and Performance Evaluation ‘’, Proceedings of the Production Separation Systems’98 Conference, Singapore, May, 1998. (Also published in Petroleum Abstracts)
  38. CARLES, L.J., I.G. BRYDEN and M.B.OYENEYIN: ‘’Development of a database characterising waste released from drilling operations’’ , Proceedings of the 9th International Offshore and polar Engineering Conference, May/June, 1999, pp397-401, ISBN 1-880653-40-0, vol.1
  39. OYENEYIN, B.M and A.T. FAGA : ''Formation Grain Size Prediction Whilst Drilling; A key Factor in intelligent Sand Control Completions'', SPE Paper No. 56626, 1999 [Online at : www.onepetro.org]
  40. OYENEYIN, M. Babs and ABRAHAM FAGA: ''Smart Wells/Intelligent Completions - The Answer to the Management/Control of Fines Migration?'', Proceedings of the Mediterranean Petroleum Conference, 1999, pp 145-149.
  41. FAGA, A.T and B.M. OYENEYIN: ''Application of Neural Networks for Improved Gravel-Pack Design'', SPE Paper No. 58722, Feb. 2000. [Online at : www.onepetro.org]
  42. FAGA, A.T and B.M. OYENEYIN: ‘’Effect of Diagenesis on Neural Network Grain Size Prediction''. SPE Paper No. 60305, March 2000. [Online at : www.onepetro.org]
  43. OYENEYIN, M. Babs: Challenges of Underbalanced Drilling for West Africa’’, SPE Paper No. 85662, August, 2003. [Online at : www.onepetro.org]
  44. CAMPBELL, A, M.B. OYENEYIN & R. NOBLE: ‘’ CFD Modelling of horizontal two-phase flow in annuli’’, Proceedings of Multiphase Flow ISBN No.1 85598 048 7 , pp 29-42 , June, 2003
  45. AMISH, M and M.B. OYENEYIN: ‘’Application of the productivity tool for improved oil recovery’’, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on improved oil recovery, Libya, September 2003.
  46. OYENEYIN, M. Babs: ‘’Depressurisation as an IOR strategy in high permeability sands’’, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on improved oil recovery, Libya, September 2003. [Accepted for publication in Journal of Petroleum Research]
  47. J.T. ONG; M.B. OYENEYIN, E.J. COUTTS and I.M. MACLEAN : ‘’In Well nuclear magnetic resonance(NMR) multiphase flowmeter in the oil and gas industry’’, SPE Paper No. 89978, Transactions of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Sept. 2004. [Online at : www.onepetro.org]
  48. SAID S. MUFARJI, M.B.OYENEYIN and S. JIHAN: ‘’Optimizing Production from Fractured Damaged Reservoirs’’, SPE Paper No. 91971, Transactions of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Nov. 2004[ Online at :www.onepetro.org]

C. PATENTS

  1. OYENEYIN, M. Babs and A. MAHMOOD: ‘’Intelligent VSS Screen System’’; PATENT NO : EP 1534924 B1 [2007]
  2. OYENEYIN, M. Babs and A. MAHMOOD:: VSS Screen System Algorithm [Patent Application No. USA 10/526887]
  3. OYENEYIN, M.B. and PHIL BURGE: The Virtual Well Engineer’’, Patent Filed in 2004. [Application No. PCT/GB05/003398]