PhD student Stanley Ngene successfully defends thesis

Congratulations to UWE Bristol student Stanley Ngene, who successfully defended his PhD thesis – Application of Environmental Process Engineering for Pollutant Reduction and Energy Savings in Crude Oil Production Processes – on 13 November 2019.

His research focuses on preserving the environment (water, air and land) around areas where oil production activities take place. The study investigates ways of reducing the volume and toxicity of pollutants generated, and the amount of energy consumed, during oil production through process integration, simulation and optimization, using data from oil and gas fields in Nigeria.

Stanley is a registered engineer with many years of experience in the engineering profession ranging from review of designs, fabrication, operation, maintenance and management of oil and gas process facilities, to guidance of project teams on regulatory requirements, standards and permitting processes. He has worked in many oil and gas facility projects in Nigeria and overseas.

Since 2015, Stanley has been Chief Chemical Engineer at the Department of Petroleum Resources in Nigeria, where he has worked for 14 years in total.

John’s supervisory team included Director of Studies Dr Kiran Tota-Maharaj, and IWSN Director Prof. Chad Staddon (University of the West of England, Bristol).