Dr. Solomon Adjei Marfo

INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED

University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 2017

University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, 2012

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, 2006

 

PROFESSIONAL BODY MEMBERSHIP

National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP, USA), 2016 to Date

Society of Petroleum Engineer (SPE), 2012 to Date

 

AWARDS

1. World Bank African Centre of Excellence Scholarship, 2014 – 2017

2. UMaT Staff Development Fund, 2014 -2017

3. Government of Ghana Scholarship, 2010 - 2012

4. Government of the Republic of Serbia  Scholarship, 2010 - 2012

 

ACADEMIC RANKS HELD

1. Lecturer (2015 to Date)

2. Assistant Lecturer (2013 to 2015)

 

COURSES TAUGHT

1. Drilling Operations and Equipment

2. Gathering of Oil and Gas

3. Fundamentals of Natural gas Engineering

4. Introduction to Petroleum Engineering  

5. Organic Chemistry

 

SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS PROJECT WORK

1. 22 Undergraduate Project Works, (BSc)

 

OTHER PROFESSIONALLY RELATED EXPERIENCE

(a) Quality Assurance Officer, Polytex Industries Limited, Accra. (2010)

 

(b) Quality Assurance Officer, Samplastic Product Limited, Tema. (2009)

 

(c) Research Assistant, Water Research Institute, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Accra. (2007)

 

RESEARCH INTEREST:

  1. Evaluation and performance assessment of local raw materials and agro-waste utilisation in the Petroleum Industry, Ghana (Local Clay, Barite, Sand, Limestone, Natural Rubber, Lime etc.).
  2. Utilisation of agro-waste (rice husk, wheat husk, corn husk, corn cob, cocoa pods, palm kernel husk etc.) in the Petroleum Industry.
  3. Sand and water control in unconsolidated/partially consolidated oil and gas wells (Using oilfield chemicals).
  4. Oil and gas pipeline design and modelling

 

RESEARCH CONDUCTED

1. Evaluation and Performance Assessment of Agro-waste Utilisation in the Petroleum Industry (Rice husk, Corn husk and cob, Guinea Corn Husk etc. (2016 to Date)

2. Pipeline Design for Oil and Gas Transportation: Case Studies for the Jubilee and Ten Fields in Ghana; Gazelle Oil and Gas Field in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). (2016 to Date)

3. Evaluation and Performance Assessment of Local Raw Materials Utilisation in the Petroleum Industry, Ghana (Local Clay, Barite, Sand, Limestone, Natural Rubber, Lime etc.)   (2015 to Date)

4. Sand Control in Unconsolidated/Partially Consolidated Oil Wells (2014 to Date) 

5. Factors that Influence the Selection of Composition of Tools for Directional Drilling (2011 to 2012)

6. Potable and Waste Water Quality Analysis (2007)

7. Plant Design for Animal Feed Production from Waste Animal Blood from the Kumasi Abattoir (2006)   

8. Development of Biodegradable Plastic  from Corn Starch (2005)

 

 PUBLICATIONS ( REFEREED JOURNAL AND CONFERENCE )

 

  1. Razeghi, S. A., Mitrovic V. and Marfo, S. A. (2017), "The Influence of Steam Injection for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) on the Quality of Crude Oil", Petroleum Science and Technology, Vol. 35, Issue 13, pp. 1334 - 1342. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10916466.2017.1327970
  2. Amarfio E.M., Gyagri, M. and Marfo, S. A. (2017), "Determining the Global Pricing of Crude Oil Using Trend Analysis and Numerical Modelling", Ghana Journal of Technology, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp. 82 - 90.
  3. Gyagri M., Amarfio, E. M. and Marfo S. A. (2017), “Determinants of Global Pricing of Crude Oil - A Theoretical Review”, International Journal of Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering (IJPPE), Volume 3, Issue 3, pp. 7-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.20431/2454-7980.0303002
  4. Marfo, S. A., Appah, D., Joel, O. F. and Ofori-Sarpong, G. (2017),"Predictive Model for Compressive Strength of Epoxy Sand Consolidation Systems for Oil Wells”, Ghana Journal of Technology, Volume 1, No 2, pp. 73-79.
  5. Marfo, S. A., Appah, D., Joel, O. F. and Ofori-Sarpong, G. (2016),"Modelling Gelation Time of Organically Cross-linked Water-shutoff Systems for Oil Wells”, Journal of Petroleum and Environmental Biotechnology, Volume 7, Issue 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7463.1000267,   pp. 1-6.
  6. Tawiah, S., Marfo, S. A. and Benah, D. (2016), "Solar Power for Sustainable Offshore Petroleum Exploration and Production in Africa ", Proceedings of the 1st SPE/AAPG Africa Energy and Technology Conference, Nairobi City, Kenya, 5 - 7th December, 2016. pp. 1-8.  
  7. Marfo, S. A., Tawiah, S. and Naatu, F. M. (2016), "Risk Assessment of LPG Usage by Some Commercial Businesses in Tarkwa Municipality", Proceedings of the 2nd SPE African Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, Accra, Ghana, 4 - 6th October, 2016. Pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.2118/183617-MS
  8. Tawiah, S., Mustapha, R. and Marfo, S. A. (2016), "Carbon Capture and Storage: the Prospect for Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery in Ghana", Proceedings of the 2nd SPE African Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, Accra, Ghana, 4 - 6th October, 2016. Pp. 1-13.
  9. Ashikwei, D. A. and Marfo, S. A. (2016), “Evaluation of the Suitability of Corn Cob Cellulose as a Viscosity Modifier in Water Based Drilling Fluid”, Proceedings of 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference. Tarkwa, Ghana, 3 - 6th August, 2016
  10. Marfo, S. A., Somuah, E. K. and Amarfio, E. M. (2015), “Performance Evaluation of Rheological Properties of Clay from the Western Region of Ghana”, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of the African Materials Research Society, Accra, Ghana, 7 -10th December, 2015.
  11. Marfo, S. A., Ansah-Eshun, S. and Tawiah S. (2015), “Crude Oil Separator Design Using C++ Programming Language”, Proceedings of the 4th International Petroleum Downstream Conference/Exhibition on Gas, Petroleum Refining, Petrochemical & Fertilizer, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 18 -19th August, 2015.
  12. Marfo, S. A., Appah, D., Joel, O. F. and Ofori-Sarpong, G. (2015), “Sand Consolidation Operations, Challenges and Remedy”, Proceedings of the 39th SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, Lagos, Nigeria, 4-6th August, 2015.  https://doi.org/10.2118/178306-MS

 

RECORD OF SERVICE    

  1. Member, Candidates Selection Committee for 2017 GE Oil & Gas Scholarship (July, 2017)
  2. Editor, SciFed (Scientific Federation) Journal of Petroleum (June 2017 to Date)
  3. Member, Scholarship Selection Criteria Draft Committee for UMaT (June 2017)
  4. Editor, International Journal of Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering (May 2017 to Date)
  5. Reviewer, Journal of Energy and Natural Resource Management (JENRM), for University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana. (2016)
  6. Examinations Officer, Petroleum Engineering Department, UMaT. (2016 to Date)
  7. Programme Committee Member, 2nd SPE African Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, 4 - 6th October, 2016, Accra, Ghana.
  8. Reviewer, 2nd SPE African Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, 4 - 6th October, 2016, Accra, Ghana.
  9. Environment Technical Session Co-Chairperson, 2nd SPE African Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, 4 - 6th October, 2016, Accra, Ghana.
  10. Member, Proposal Committee, Petroleum Engineering Department, UMaT. (Oct. 2016 to Date)
  11. Lecturer-in-charge, Petroleum Laboratory, Petroleum Engineering Department, (2015 to 2016)
  12. Member/Secretary, Committee on Scrutiny of Examination Results of Petroleum Engineering Department, UMaT. (2015)
  13. Member, Committee for Introduction of New Programme for the Petroleum Engineering Department.  
  14. Member, Registration and Information Sub-Committee, 3rd Biennial UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference. (2014)
  15. Member/Secretary, Committee on Development of Postgraduate Programme for the Petroleum Engineering Department. (2014)
  16. Academic Tutor, Petroleum Engineering Department. (2014 to Date)