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Dr. Richard Amorin

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Position

Head, Petroleum Geosciences and Engineering Department

Department

Petroleum Engineering

Research Interest

Drilling Optimisation, Offshore Technology, Natural Gas Management, Transportation of Oil and Gas, Sustainability, Use of Local Materials for Oilfield Applications, Oilfield Waste Management, Environment, Health and Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry.




Dr Richard Amorin is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT). He as over ten years of community service, teaching, and research experiences in the field of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. His research focuses on drilling optimisation, oil and gas gathering, transportation, storage and usage, and HSE. He has supervised several undergraduates and as well as postgraduate students. He has eighteen technical papers and eleven conference papers to his credit. He is the recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 2019 Africa Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty. He is also the quiz coach/faculty advisor for oil and gas and related SPE activities respectively in the university. He has led the university to win many glories including the National Tertiary Edition of the Ghana Gas Challenge, 2019, and thrice in a row, the Annual National Petrobowl Quiz Competition (2016, 2017, 2018). He is an international volunteer for SPE and has also served on many committees at several local, national and international levels. He is a reviewer for many international journals and an external examiner for one of the public universities in Ghana. He is a member of many international organisations including Society of Petroleum Engineers, African Union Network of Sciences and International Association of Engineers. He is also the Chairman of the University’s Inter-Denominational Chaplaincy Committee that oversees all religious activities on campus to ensure conducive atmosphere of worship/fellowship for all. He also has a very good knowledge and field experience in cadastre and engineering (topographic and levelling) surveys.

 

 

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2016
PhD. Petroleum Engineering
University of Mines and Technology
2009
MSc. Petroleum Engineering
African University of Science and Technology
2007
B.Sc. [Hons.] Geomatic Engineering
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
2012--2016
University of Mines and Technology
2008--2009
African University of Science and Technology, Abuja-Nigeria
2003--2007
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana
2011--Date
SPE UMaT Chapter Coordinator
2011--Date
Technical Committee Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Ghana Section
2010--To Date
Member, University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG)
2008--To Date
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
2019
Award Recipient: SPE 2019 Africa Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty
2017--Date
Senior Lecturer
2013--2017
Lecturer
2010--2012
Assistant Lecturer
  1. Broni-Bediako E, Amorin, R. and Mensah-Ametum, G., (2020), ""Assessment of the Quality of Diesel Fuel from Some Selected Filling Stations in Tarkwa Ghana"", Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 4 No. 5, pp. 1-6

  2. Amorin, R. and Broni-Bediako, E., (2020), ""Evaluating the Rheological Properties of Antioxidated Local Pseudo Oil Base Muds for Geothermal Drilling Environment"", Ghana Journal of Technology, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 93-103

  3. Amorin, R., Opoku, P. A. and Osei, E., (2019), ""Evaluation of Blended Lime-Stabilised Spent Synthetic-Based Drilling Mud and Cement for Oil Well Cementing Operations"", Advances in Geo-Energy Research, Vol. 3 No. 2, pp. 141-148

  4. Broni-Bediako, E., and Amorin, R., (2019), ""Experimental Study on the Effects of Cement Contamination in a Water Based Mud" ", Advances in Geo-Energy Research, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 314-319

  5. Broni-Bediako, E. and Amorin, R., (2018), ""The Ghana Liquefied Petroleum Gas Promotion Programme: Opportunities Challenges and the Way Forward"", Innovative Energy & Research, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 1-5

  6. Amorin. R., Broni-Bediako, E., Worlanyo, D. and Konadu, S. A., (2018), ""The Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as a Fuel for Commercial Vehicles in Ghana: A Case Study at Tema Community 1"", Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Vol. 29 No. 2, pp. 1-8

  7. Broni-Bediako, E. and Amorin, R., (2018), ""Enhancing the Performance of Local Cement as an Alternative for Oil and Gas Well Cementing Operation"", Petroleum and Coal , Vol. 60 No. 5, pp. 1-9

  8. Broni-Bediako, E, Amorin, R. and Koomson-Awortwe, S., (2017), ""Safety Knowledge of Domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Users in Ghana – A Case Study"", Petroleum and Coal, Vol. 59 No. 1, pp. 54-61

  9. Amorin, R., Dosunmu, A. and Amankwah, R., (2017), ""Local Plant Seed Oils (Esters): The Frontier of Geothermal Drilling Applications – A Review"", Ghana Journal of Technology, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 62-72

  10. Broni-Bediako, E., Amorin, R., and Bavoh, C. B. (2017), ""Gas Hydrate Formation Phase Boundary Behaviour of Synthetic Natural Gas System of the Keta Basin of Ghana"", The Open Petroleum Engineering Journal, Vol. 10 , pp. 64-72

  11. Broni-Bediako, E. and Amorin, R., (2017), ""Advances in the Possibility of Utilising Construction Grade Cements (CGCs) for Oil Well Cementing"", Journal of Oil and Gas Research, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 1-9

  12. Broni-Bediako, E. and Amorin, R., (2016), ""Evaluation of the Operations of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Refilling Plants in Ghana – A Case Study"", Journal of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 15-22

  13. Amorin, R., Dosunmu, A. and Amankwah, R. K., (2015), ""Enhancing the Stability of Local Vegetable Oils (Esters) For High Geothermal Drilling Application"", Journal of Petroleum and Gas Engineering (Academic Journals), Vol. 6 No. 8, pp. 90-97

  14. Amorin, R., Dosunmu, A. and Amankwah, R. K., (2015), ""Economic Viability of the Use of Local Pseudo-Oils for Drilling Fluid Formulation"", Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 81-90

  15. Amorin, R. And Broni-Bediako, E., (2013), ""Major Challenges in Ghana’s Oil and Gas Discovery: Is Ghana Ready?"", ARPN Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 21-25

  16. Asamoah, D. Nana and Amorin, R., (2011), ""Assessment of the Quality of Bottled/Sachet Water in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality (TM) of Ghana"", Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 5, pp. 377-385

  17. Ofei, T. N. and Amorin, R., (2011), ""Theoretical Analysis of Gravity-controlled Waterfloods"", Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 5, pp. 369-376

  18. Keuengoua, C. D. S. and Amorin, R., (2011), ""Well Spacing for Horizontal Wells"", Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 6, pp. 486-493

  19. Broni-Bediako E., and Amorin, R., (2010), ""Effects of Drilling Fluid Exposure to Oil and Gas Workers Presented with Major Areas of Exposure and Exposure Indicators"", Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 2 No. 8, pp. 710-719

  20. Amorin, R. and Broni-Bediako, E., (2010), ""Application of Minimum Curvature Method to Wellpath Calculations"", Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 2 No. 7, pp. 679-686

  1. Amorin, R., Broni-Bediako, E. and Sasu, P., (2020), ""The Effects of Spent Synthetic Based-Mud on Terrestrial and Aquatic Lives"", Conference Proceedings at the 6th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, pp. 58-63
  2. Amorin, R., Agorhom, E. A. and Mensah, F. K., (2020), ""Evaluation the Effectiveness of Combined Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF), Filtration and Activated Carbon Adsorption Processes in The Treatment of Oily Wastewater from Drilling Activities"", Conference Proceedings at the 6th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, pp. 1-6
  3. Amorin, R., Broni-Bediako, E., Adanvor, J. B., and Appau, P. O., (2019), ""Evaluating the Performance of Local Anionic Emulsifier as a Possible Emulsifier for Synthetic-Based Mud System for Drilling Operations"", Proceedings at the Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, Society of Petroleum Engineers Society of Petroleum Engineers, pp. 1-9
  4. Amorin, R., Broni-Bediako, E., Westkinn, C., and Appau, P. O., (2019), ""Performance Assessment and Economic Analysis of Blended Class G Cement with Local Cement for Oil Well Cementing Operations: A Case Study of Ghana"", Proceedings at the Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, Society of Petroleum Engineers, pp. 1-13
  5. Dankwa, O. K., Ackumey, S. S., and Amorin, R., (2018), ""Investigating the Potential Use of Waste Vegetable Oils to Produce Synthetic Base Fluids for Drilling Mud Formulation"", Proceedings at the SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, pp. 1-12
  6. Broni-Bediako, E., Amorin, R. and Bavoh, C. B., (2016), ""Gas Hydrate Formation Phase Boundary Behaviour of Synthetic Natural Gas Systems at Keta Field of Ghana"", 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, pp. 19-24
  7. Amorin, R., Dosunmu, A. and Amankwah, R. K., (2015), ""Enhancing the Stability of Local Vegetable Oils (Esters) for HPHT Drilling Application"", Proceedings at the 1st International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry and Flow Assurance, pp. 508-518
  8. Amorin, R. and Broni-Bediako, E., (2013), ""Major Challenges in Ghana’s Oil and Gas Discovery: Is Ghana Ready?"", Proceedings at the International Conference on Research and Development, pp. 94-98
  9. Amorin, R. and Broni-Bediako, E., (2012), ""Challenges Facing Petroleum Engineering Education in Public Universities in Ghana: The Way Forward"", Proceedings at the 2nd UMaT’s Biennial International Conference on Mining and Mineral Processing, pp. 510-513
  10. Amorin, R. and Adeleye, J. O., (2012), ""Environmental Impacts of Ghana’s Oil and Gas Transportation Spillages on Coastlines and Onshore"", Proceedings at the 2nd UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, Tarkwa, Ghana, pp. 62-73
  11. Amorin, R. and Broni-Bediako, E., (2010), ""Application of Minimum Curvature Method to Wellpath Calculations"", Proceedings at the 1st biennial UMaT International Conference on Mining and Mineral Processing, “Expanding the Frontiers of Mining Technology”, Tarkwa, Ghana, August 4 – 7, 2010, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa-Ghana.,
2020--Date
Head, Department of Petroleum Geosciences and Engineering
2019--Date
Chairman, Inter-denominational Chaplaincy Committee
2017--2019
Postgraduate Exams Officer,
2014--2016
Departmental Exams Officer, Petroleum Eng. Dept
2011--2013
Departmental Training Officer, Petroleum Eng. Dept
2011--2012
International and Local Association Coordinator, Petroleum Eng. Dept.
Gathering and Transportation of Oil & Gas
Petroleum Engineering Laboratory Practices
Principles of Petroleum Engineering
Drilling Fluids
Drilling Engineering II
Transportation of Oil and Gas
Natural Gas Engineering
Field Trip and Technical Report Writing I
Field Trip and Technical Report Writing II
Drilling Operations and Equipment
Fundamentals of Natural Gas Engineering
Advanced Drilling Engineering
Offshore Drilling Technology
Improve Oil Recovery