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Dr. Solomon Adjei Marfo

smarfo@umat.edu.gh


Position

Examination Officer, School of Postgraduate Studies

Department

Petroleum Engineering

Research Interest

  • Application of Artificial Intellience in Pettroleum, Petrochemical and Refining Engineering
  • Evaluation and Performance Assessment of Local Raw Materials Utilisation for Oilfield Application, Ghana (Local Clay, Barite, Sand, Limestone, Natural Rubber, Lime etc.).
  • Utilisation of agro-waste (rice husk, wheat husk, corn husk, corn cob, cocoa pods etc.) in the petroleum industry.
  • Sand and water control in unconsolidated/partially consolidated oil and gas wells (Using oilfield chemicals)
  • Oil and Gas Pipeline Modelling and Design




  • Dr. Solomon Adjei Marfo obtained his BSc (Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, Ghana; MEng and PhD in Petroleum Engineering from University of Belgrade, Serbia and University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria respectively.
  • He is currently a Senior Lecturer of Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering in University of Mines and Technology, UMaT, Tarkwa, Ghana.
  • His research interest includes the Application of Artificial Intelligence in Petroleum, Petrochemical and Refining Engineering, Fuel and Lubricant Quality Analysis, Water and Sand Management in Oil and Gas Reservoirs, Pipeline Modelling and Design, Energy Policy Formulation and Review, Evaluation and Utilisation of Agro-waste for Oilfield Application.
  • He is a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers, International Association of Engineers (IAENG) a Registered Environmental Specialist (RES) with the Natioanl Registry of Environemntal Professionals (NREP), USA.   
2017
PhD Petroleum Engineering
University of Port Harcourt
2012
MEng Petroleum Engineering
University of Belgrade
2006
BSc Chemical Engineering
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
2014--2017
University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
2010--2012
University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia,
2002--2006
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
2019--Date
International Association of Engineers (IAENG)
2016--Date
National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP, USA)
2012--Date
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
2014
World Bank African Centre of Excellence Scholarship
2014
UMaT Staff Development Fund
2012
Government of Ghana Scholarship
2012
Government of the Republic of Serbia Scholarship
2020--Date
Senior Lecturer
2015--2020
Lecturer
2013--2015
Assistant Lecturer
  1. Asante-Okyere S., Ziggah Y. Y. and Marfo S. A. (2021), "Improved total organic carbon convolutional neural network model based on mineralogy and geophysical well log data", Unconventional Resources, Vol. 1 , pp. 1-8

  2. Marfo S. A., Asante-Okyere S. and Ziggah Y. Y. (2021), "A new flowing bottom hole pressure prediction model using M5 prime decision tree approach", Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, Vol. 7 No. 2, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-021-01211-7

  3. Marfo, S. A., Opoku Appau P. and Tettegah D. (2019), "Software Approach on Crude Oil Yields Prediction: A Case Study of Tema Oil Refinery", Journal of Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 101-119

  4. Marfo, S. A., Opoku Appau P., Amarfio, E. M. and Acquah J. (2019), "Flow Assurance in Subsea Pipeline Design – A Case Study of Ghana’s Jubilee and TEN Fields", Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 19 No. 1, pp. 72 - 85

  5. Marfo, S. A., Owusu, W. A. and Amarfio, E. M. (2018), "Evaluation of Guinea Corn Husk Ash as Oil-Well Cement Slurry Extender", International Journal of Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering (IJPPE), Vol. 4 No. 4, pp. 1-7

  6. Marfo, S. A., Opoku Appau P. and Kpami L. A. A. (2018), "Subsea Pipeline Design for Natural Gas Transportation: A Case Study of Côte D’ivoire’s Gazelle Field", International Journal of Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering (IJPPE), Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 21-34

  7. Ikpea, E. Appah, D. and Marfo, S. A. (2018), "Comparative Study of Normal and Acid Demulsifiers in Treating Aged Crude Oil Emulsions", SciFed Journal of Petroleum, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 1-11

  8. 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 No. 13, pp. 1334 - 1342

  9. 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, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 82 - 90

  10. 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), Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 7-15

  11. 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, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 73-79

  12. 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, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 1-6

  13. 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,, , pp. 1-8.

  14. 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,, , Pp. 1-16.

  15. 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,, , Pp. 1-13.

  16. 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,, ,

  17. 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, , ,

  18. 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, , ,

  19. 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, , ,

  1. Marfo, S.A. and Kporxah, C. (2020), "Predicting Oil Production Rate Using Artificial Neural Network and Decline Curve Analytical Methods", 6th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference. Tarkwa, Ghana, pp. 43-50
  2. Marfo, S. A. Opoku Appau P., Morkli C. and Issah S. (2020), "Natural Gas Dehydration Process Simulation and Optimisation - A Case Study of Jubilee Field", 6th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference. Tarkwa, Ghana, pp. 127-136
  3. Tawiah, S., Marfo, S. A. and Benah, D. (2016), "Solar Power for Sustainable Offshore Petroleum Exploration and Production in Africa", 1st SPE/AAPG Africa Energy and Technology Conference, Nairobi City, Kenya, pp. 1-8
  4. Marfo, S. A., Tawiah, S. and Naatu, F. M. (2016), "Risk Assessment of LPG Usage by Some Commercial Businesses in Tarkwa Municipality", 2nd SPE African Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, Accra, Ghana, pp. 1-16
  5. Tawiah, S., Mustapha, R. and Marfo, S. A. (2016), "Carbon Capture and Storage: the Prospect for Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery in Ghana", 2nd SPE African Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Conference and Exhibition, Accra, Ghana, pp. 1-13
  6. 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", 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference. Tarkwa, Ghana, pp. 1-5
  7. Marfo, S. A., Somuah, E. K. and Amarfio, E. M (2015), "Performance Evaluation of Rheological Properties of Clay from the Western Region of Ghana", 8th International Conference of the African Materials Research Society, Accra, Ghana, pp. 1-11
  8. Marfo, S. A., Ansah-Eshun, S. and Tawiah S. (2015), "Crude Oil Separator Design Using C++ Programming Language", 4th International Petroleum Downstream Conference/Exhibition on Gas, Petroleum Refining, Petrochemical & Fertilizer, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, pp. 1-16
  9. Marfo, S. A., Appah, D., Joel, O. F. and Ofori-Sarpong, G. (2015) (2015), "Sand Consolidation Operations, Challenges and Remedy", 39th SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, Lagos, Nigeria, pp. 1-12
2019--Date
Application of Artificial Intelligence in Petroleum, Petrochemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering
2016--Date
Evaluation and Performance Assessment of Agro-waste Utilisation in the Petroleum Industry (Rice husk, Corn husk and cob, Guinea Corn Husk etc.
2016--Date
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)
2015--Date
Evaluation and Performance Assessment of Local Raw Materials Utilisation in the Petroleum Industry, Ghana (Local Clay, Barite, Sand, Limestone, Natural Rubber, Lime, Mine Tailings etc.)
2014--Date
Sand and Water Management in Unconsolidated/Partially Consolidated Oil Wells
2011--2012
Factors that Influence the Selection of Composition of Tools for Directional Drilling
2007--2007
Potable and Waste Water Quality Analysis
2006--2006
Plant Design for Animal Feed Production from Waste Animal Blood from the Kumasi Abattoir
2005--2005
Development of Biodegradable Plastic from Corn Starch
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