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Nnaemeka Ezekwe

Nnaemeka Ezekwe holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in chemical and petroleum engineering, and an MBA degree, all from the University of Kansas. At the University of Kansas, he was a research associate at the Kurata Thermodynamics Laboratory. For sixteen years, he worked as a production engineer, senior staff reservoir engineer, reservoir engineering supervisor, and manager of reservoir evaluation and development for Bechtel Petroleum Operations at Elk Hills Petroleum Reserve on a variety of projects that include pressure maintenance, gas cycling, waterflooding, light oil steam flood, reservoir depletion plans, and development and implementation of reservoir management strategies. Later, he joined Pennzoil Exploration and Production Company as a senior petroleum engineer advisor responsible for providing technical guidance on domestic projects in the Gulf of Mexico and the Permian Basin, and worldwide projects in the Caspian Sea, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, and Venezuela. As a senior reservoir engineer advisor at Devon Energy Corporation, he led pioneering reservoir engineering analyses on the appraisal and development of several Lower Tertiary deepwater reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico, and later worked on the appraisal of world class reservoirs in Angola and Brazil. Nnaemeka has served as a technical editor for SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering Journal, and was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2004-2005. As an SPE Distinguished Lecturer, he spoke on reservoir management strategies and practices to audiences in 33 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. He has published numerous technical papers on chemical and petroleum engineering topics. Nnaemeka is a registered professional engineer in California and Texas.