FUTA Students Shine at Petroleum Explorationists Conference

Students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure took the lead in the Students category of the National Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) International Conference held recently at Eko Suite, Lagos.


The conference and exhibition which was the 33rd edition saw Six students of the University winning in the NAPE Young Professional Competitions category.

Asubiojo Folaseye of the Department of Applied Geology won one Nokia Lumina worth One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira, while Afolabi John and Akinladenu Iyanu of the Department of Marine Science Technology and Applied Geology won I-Pad worth One Hundred and Fifty Thousand and Samsung Galaxy Tablet worth One Hundred and Seventy Thousand Naira respectively.

Three other students also won prizes. 25 students from various Departments in School of Earth and Mineral Sciences [SEMS] attended the exhibition.

At the exhibition, some alumni of the University who are in the downstream sector were on ground to sensitize and mobilize FUTA NAPE Students for professional development especially on the expectations of the Oil and Gas Industries.

The Director, Advancement Centre, Professor Peter Aborisade and Head, Department of Applied Geophysics, Professor Adekunle Enikanoselu responded to issues surrounding Postgraduate Studies in Applied Geophysics, Applied Geology, Mining and new research areas as they relate to exploration.

To foster better relationship between the University, students and its alumni, the Chief Development Officer, Advancement Centre, Mr. Enoch Ajayi interacted with various Petroleum Companies that took part in the exhibition at the Conference.

The aim of the interaction was to facilitate a link between the University and the organization for collaboration, especially in the area of Students Industrial Training Placements.


1. JAYEGBA, Iyewumi E. (Bag)

2. CHIJOKE, Chikodi G. (Pressure Pot)

3. AJAYI, Adewale M. (nokia lumia)

4. AKINLADENU, Iyanu F. (Samsung Galaxy)

5. ASUBIOJO, Folaseye E. (nokia lumia)

6. AFOLABI, John (Apple iPad mini)


1. Abe S.J, Kafinsanwo O.O, Ojo B.T, —- Petro physical Analysis and Geological
Oluwadare T, Olowokere, M.T Model of Reservoir sands in Bright field,
Onshore, Niger Delta.

2. Akinwumi Ayodeji O.,Ajaka, E.O. —- Design fabrication and performance test of
Chukwuma, O.C Babafemi Laboratory size modular oil Refinery.

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