Mr Kenneth Afebu
Telephone: 01392 724536
Extension: (Streatham) 4536
Formation Characterisation for Real-Time Self-Optimising Controlled Drilling System
Kenneth Afebu is currently a PhD research student at the Department of Mechanical Engineering under the supervision of Dr Yang Liu and Dr Evangelos Papatheou. His research involves formation characterisation using rock - bit interaction dynamics and machine learning techniques for the purpose of oil and gas drilling optimisation and automation. Previous researches include Leakage Characterisation in Gas Pipeline Using OLGA simulator and ANN, Hydro-geophysical Characterisation of Basement Complex Aquifers and Geoelectric Characterisation of Seepage in an Earth Embankment Dam.
He holds a BSc degree in Geology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a master’s degree in Applied Geophysics from the same university before proceeding to the University of Salford, UK where he obtained a master’s degree in Petroleum and Gas Engineering with distinction.