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Oluwafemi Precious Oyenowo

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GLT 5.214


Ph.D. Student

Oluwafemi Precious Oyenowo


Femi is a PhD student in the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at UT Austin. He obtained his Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at UT Austin and Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He has been working with Professor Ryosuke Okuno since 2021 on the use of a formate solution as an aqueous carbon carrier for carbon sequestration and EOR applications.

Research Area

  • Geologic Carbon Sequestration

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery

  • Reservoir Simulation

  • Geochemistry

Selected Publications

  1. Oyenowo, O. P., Sheng, K., and Okuno, R. (2023). Simulation case studies of aqueous formate solution for geological carbon storage. Fuel, 334, 126643.

  2. Oyenowo, O. P., Wang, H., Okuno, R., Mirzaei-Paiaman, A., and Sheng, K. (2023). Geochemical impact on rock wettability in injection of high-concentration formate solution for enhanced geologic carbon storage and oil recovery. Paper presented at the SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, June 2023.

  3. Baghishov, I., Abeykoon, G. A., Wang, M., Oyenowo, O. P., Argüelles-Vivas, F. J., and Okuno, R. (2022). A mechanistic comparison of formate, acetate, and glycine as wettability modifiers for carbonate and shale formations. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 652, 129849.

  4. Wang, H., Oyenowo, O. P., and Okuno, R. (2023). Aqueous formate solution for enhanced water imbibition in oil recovery and carbon storage in carbonate reservoirs. Fuel, 345, 128198.


  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, Petroleum Engineering

  • M.S.E., The University of Texas at Austin, Petroleum Engineering (2023)

  • B.E. University of Lagos, Petroleum Engineering (2017)

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