Lecturer - Department of Geology and Petroleum Studies


Mr Osumah AbuILEGIEUNO born 7th of July 1950, hails from Etsako West Local Government Are of Edo State Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Geology at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1982. He obtained an M.Sc and M.Phil Degrees in Petroleum Geology (with specialisation in Biostratigrapgy, i.e. Micropaleontology and Palynology) from the University of Benin in 1976 and 2015 respectively.

He is an associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Science Technology; Member of the Nigerian Mining and Geoscience Society; Member of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationist as well as an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Administration.

His working experience include:

* Senior Technical Assistance between 1975 and 1977 at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife;
* Field Geologist and Project Supervisor for Intergrated and Environmental Management Limited, Lagos between 1983-1988;
* Laboratory Technologist to Principal Laboratory Technologist, University of Benin, between 1988 and 2001;
* Converted from Principal Technologist to Academic staff (Lecturer II), Department of Geology, University of Benin in 2001. He rose to the position of Lecturer I in 2009, a position which he held until 2015.

Mr AbuILEGIEUNO is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Geology and Petroleum Studies, Western Delta University, Oghara. He has taught courses in Economic Geology, Introductory Mineralogy, Invertebrate Paleontology, Introductory Patrology, Sedimentology, Petroleum Geology, Paleontology and Micropaleontology.

Mr AbuILEGIEUNO has published four local and two international journals. He loves listening to gospel music and watching christian programmes. He is happily married with five children.


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