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  • Area of Specialization: Sedimentology &Petroleum Geology
  • Department of Geology

  • Prof. Oghenerhoro Odedede was born at Okpara Water Side, Delta State, Nigeria on 4th July, 1970. He attended Ejenavwo Primary School, Okpara Water Side from 1977 to 1982 and Owhere Grammar School Okpara Water Side from 1982 to 1988 and completed his West African Secondary School Certificate in 1988 in flying colours. He was appointed class monitor from class one to Class Four, Assistant Senior Prefect in Class Five because of his academic prowess and leadership skills. He gained admission into Delta State University, Abraka during 1992/1993 session to study Geology and graduated with a B.Sc degree (Second Class Honours, Lower Division) in Geology in 1997 and served the nation diligently under the National Youth Service Corps scheme in Akwa Ibom State in 1998. He proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for postgraduate study in 1999/2000 session and obtained M. Sc degree in Geology ( Sedimentology) in 2002 under the tutelage of Prof. P.M.P. Zaborski and Prof. Krzysztof Schoeneich. He obtained a Ph.D degree (2013) in Petroleum Geology from the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. Prof. Odedede is a recipient of the Federal Government of Nigeria postgraduate scholarship award in 2002. His current research interest focus on reservoir heterogeneity, formation evaluation, diagenetic studies, provenance, sequence stratigraphy and palaeoenviromental reconstruction in Cretaceous – Tertiary sediments of sedimentary basins (Benue Trough, Anambra Basin and Niger Delta) in Nigeria. Prof. Odedede joined the Geology department of Delta State University, Abraka in December, 2003 as an Assistant Lecturer. Through the dint of hard work, commitment and voracious appetite for scholarship, he rose through the rank and file, being promoted to the grade of lecturer 11 in 2007, Lecturer 1 in 2010, Senior Lecturer in 2013, Associate Professor in 2016 and Professor of Geology effective 1st October, 2019 where he has been lecturing, researching and mentoring younger colleagues till date. He has over the years supervised many undergraduate and postgraduate students. Many of his former students hold several distinguished positions in Federal and State Government agencies, academia, and oil industry both within Nigeria and foreign countries. Professor Odedede has held several administrative positions at the Delta State University, Abraka; Associate Dean (Students') from 2015 to March, 2020, Overseers of the Students’ Affairs Division and hold forth as the Acting Dean of Students’ from May 31st to 13th June, 2016, Liaison Officer, Association of African Universities, Accra, Ghana/Delta State University, Abraka from September, 2018 - 2020, where he served as an ambassador of the University to the apex body for higher education institutions in the continent. Senate representative to the Staff housing committee from May, 2018 to March, 2020, Member of the University Senate from 2015 to October,2019 and permanent member from October, 2019 till date, Chairman, Quick Response Committee ( charged with responsibility of maintaining hostels facilities) from December, 2017 – 2019, Chairman, Caretaker Committee, Delta State University National Alumni Association from 24th October, 2017 to 15th December, 2017, Member, Postgraduate Committee for Orientation of fresh students ( 5th December, 2017) and Director, Centre for research and international programmes from November, 2019 to March, 2020. Prof. Odedede has attended several technical workshops on Train –the – Trainers workshops organised by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Exxon Mobil within Nigeria and Africa Research Educational Network in Lome (organised by the Association of African Universities). Member, Delta State University, Abraka delegation team to the University of Cape Coast, Ghana on students exchange programme in August, 2018. In all the positions he has served, Prof. Odedede has brought a robust experience to bear in all the assignments and leave an indelible mark of resourcefulness, excellence, innovation and lead by example. On Community Service, he has awarded scholarships to over seven indigent students of the Delta State University, Abraka under the auspices of Agbonride of Nigeria (USA Incorp.). He has published several geosciences research in high scholarly journals and lectured widely on Sedimentology and Petroleum Geology. He is a member of NMGS and NAPE. Prof. Odedede is happily married to Mrs. Joan Nkechi Odedede and the divine union is blessed with three children.
    My Publications
  1. Odedede, O. (2019) Reservoir Heterogeneity of Agbada Formation Sandstone from PZ -2 well and PZ- 4 well, Niger Delta: Implications for Reservoir Management., Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology Vol.9 Pages: 997 – 1006

  2. Odedede, O. (2019) A preliminary petrographic investigation of Gboko Formation limestone around Ukogh, Middle Benue Trough., International Journal of Basic Science and Technology Vol.5 Pages: 21– 25.

  3. Amadi, A.,and Odedede, O. (2019) Attenuation of contaminants Landfill Leachate by lateritic soil enhanced with bentonite. , Geomechanics and Geoengineering. Vol. Pages:

  4. Odedede, O. (2018) Petrographic Characterisation of Selected Sidewall Core Samples from NG -1 well, Niger Delta, Nigeria: Palaeoclimatic Implication., Journal of Scientific Research Vol.11 Pages: 157 – 164

  5. Odedede, O. (2018) Use of palynofossils in sequence stratigraphic interpretation of Oku -1 well, Niger Delta, Nigeria., International Journal of Basic Science and Technology Vol.4 Pages: 45 – 53.

  6. Ugbe, F. C., Odedede, O.,Fayomi, J. and Elebe, E. S. (2016) Appraisal of some sedimentary clays in parts of Western Delta, Nigeria., Achievers Journal of Scientific Research Vol.1 Pages: 57 – 67

  7. Odedede, O., and Ugbe, F.C. (2016) Geochemistry of the gneissic rocks of the basement Complex around Kpata, North Central Nigeria., Journal of Applied Geochemistry Vol.18 Pages: 15 – 21

  8. Odedede, O. (2016) Chemostratigraphy of sediments in Benin West – 1, Benin Flank: Paleoenvironmental Implications., Journal of Scientific Research Vol.8 Pages: 159 -169

  9. Odedede, O., Ogala, J. E. and Ugbe, F. C. (2016) Palynological Zonations and Sequence Stratigraphic Analysis of Sediments in Benin West – 1, Anambra Basin, Nigeria., Journal of Scientific Research
    DOI: Vol.8 Pages: 171 -179

  10. Odedede, O. (2015) Textural and Geochemical Characteristics of Lokoja Sandstone AroundAnkpa, North Central Nigeria: Implication for Provenance Analysis., Science Focus. Vol.20 Pages: 96 – 103

  11. Odedede, O., F. C. Ugbe and Imafidon, J. T. (2015) Petrological studies of the Granite Around Ibilo, Southwestern Nigeria., Science Focus Vol.20 Pages: 82 – 89

  12. Odedede, O. (2015) Local source rock Palynology of ANL -1 and E -12 wells sediments offshore Niger delta, Nigeria: Implication for hydrocarbon prospectivity., Journal of Engineering Research.
    10.7603/s40632-015-0008-5 Vol.3 Pages: 137- 148

  13. Odedede, O., F.A. Lucas and. Asuen, G.O., (2014) Clay mineral Distribution and Exploration Implication for the Trace elements Geochemistry of sediments in ANL-1 and E-12 wells, Offshore Niger Delta, Nigeria., Journal of Mining and Geology
    Vol.50 Pages: 53 – 61.

  14. Odedede, O., F.A. Lucas and. Asuen, G.O., (2014) Geochemistry of Upper Miocene sediments in ANL -1 well, Offshore Niger Delta, Nigeria: Constraints on provenance and tectonic environment., Journal of Mining and Geology
    Vol.50 Pages: 75 – 82.

  15. Iboyi, M. and Odedede, O. (2013) Depositional and Diagenetic controls on Reservoir Characteristics of X-well and K- well, Ogban Field, Niger Delta., Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering
    DOI.10.1007/s13369-013-0840-6 Vol.39 Pages: 413 - 422

  16. Odedede, O. (2013) Petrology of Exposed Basement Rocks around Shintaku of North Central Nigeria, Journal of Scientific Research Vol.5 Pages: 489-497

  17. Odedede,O. and Adaikpoh, E.O. (2013) Sedimentology and permeability Distribution of the Ajali Sandstone around Odugbo, North Central Nigeria., Journal of Geography and Geology Vol.5 Pages: 1-11

  18. Odedede, O. (2013) Palaeopalynology and Sequence stratigraphy of the Mamu Formation around Ozalla, Anambra Basin,SW Nigeria., Nigerian Journal of Science and Environment.
    Vol.12 Pages: 128 -13

  19. Lucas, F.A. and Odedede, O.M. (2012) Lithofacies charaterisation of sedimentary succession from Late Cretaceous – Tertiary age in of Benin west -1. Northern Depobelt, Anambra Basin,Nigeria., World Journal of Engineering Vol.9 Pages: 513 -518

  20. Odedede, O., F.A. Lucas and. Asuen, G.O., (2012) Sequence Stratigraphic and Palaeoenvironmental studies of Palynoflora from E-12 well, Offshore Niger Delta., Journal of Mining and Geology Vol.48 Pages: 185 – 197

  21. Eberemu, O.A.,Odedede, O.M., Ekere, M. A., (2012) Consolidation Characteristics of Soils within the University of Agriculture Makurdi., Journal of Engineering Research
    Vol.17 Pages: 68-81

  22. Odedede, O. and Etobro, A.A.I. (2011) Palaeopalynology and Palaeoecology of the Mamu Formation around Ozalla, Anambra Basin,SW Nigeria., Nigerian Journal of Science and Environment
    Vol.10 Pages: 96 – 100

  23. Odedede, O. (2011) Sedimentology and Palaeoenvironments of the Gombe Sandstone and Lower Kerri-Kerri Formation, NE, Nigeria., Journal of Mining and Geology
    Vol.47 Pages: 1-17

  24. Odedede, O., and Adaikpoh, E.O. (2011) Sequence stratigraphic analysis of the Late Cretaceous Gombe Sandstone and Lower Kerri –Kerri Formation exposed around Fika – Potiskum, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria: A consideration for Petroleum Reservoirs Indicators., Indian Journal of Science and Technology.
    DOI. 10.17485/ijst/2011/v4i5/30048 Vol.5 Pages: 492 – 498

  25. Odedede, O. (2010) Ichnofababrics containing Ophiomorpha and Skolithos in the Late Maastrichtian Gombe Sandstone, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria: Implication for Hydrocarbon Exploration., Proceedings of the Faculty of Science conference, Delta State University, Abraka.
    Vol. Pages: 53 - 58.

  26. Ayok, J., Hamidu, I. and Odedede, O. (2008) Paleoenvironment and High Resolution Sequence Stratigraphy of the Gombe Sandstone, NE Nigeria., Borno Journal of Geology
    Vol.7 Pages: 127-141

  27. Odedede, O. and Adaikpoh, E.O. (2007) Palaeoenvironment and Provenance of the Beinin Formation around Ekiadolor, northwestern Niger Delta., Nigerian Journal of Science and Environment
    Vol.6 Pages: 35-47

  28. Odedede, O. and Okpikoro, E.F. (2005) Hydrocarbon potentials in the Adonishaka- Ebede Field, western Niger Delta., AfricanScientists
    Vol.6 Pages: 165-173

  29. Odedede, O., Zaborski, P.M. and Etobro, A.A.I. (2005) Provenance and Palaeoenvironment of the Lower Kerri - Kerri Formation around Biri Fulani, NE Nigeria., African Scientists
    Vol.6 Pages: 153-163