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Meet Tony Anyamele, Young Scientist Trained in Geologic Carbon Sequestration at The University of Texas at Austin

Nwachukwu "Tony" Anyamele

Members of STORE are working with undergraduates, graduate students and recently degreed students (like Tony Anyamele profiled on this page) to advance a workforce in carbon sequestration technology. If you are a student looking at potential academic courses and career paths for your future, we hope you will consider training to apply your science and engineering skills to carbon sequestration. We've profiled Tony Anyamele in this short video above and in his resume below to give you just one example of the kind of young scientists and engineers who are excited about this technology.

Nwachukwu "Tony" Anyamele just completed a stint at the Gulf Coast Carbon Center working with members of the STORE team. Tony received his BS in Geology from the University of Nigeria, and his MS in Geology from Temple University in Philadelphia. During his time at The University of Texas at Austin, he worked on database construction for the U.S. Department of Energy FOA 33 Gulf Mega Transect Project using PETRA mapping software. Tony also operated an innovative U-tube sampling apparatus for monitoring the geochemistry of CO2 injections at the U.S Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) sponsored SE CARB Phase III, 2 million ton CO2 injection pilot project at the Cranfield Oil Field, MS. The video above, featuring Tony, describes the kind of monitoring program geoscientists are undertaking in the field of Geological Carbon Sequestration and profiles a young scientist in action!
 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

MS Geology      August, 2009

Temple University, Philadelphia, United States

Thesis: Characterizing mechanisms of clay gouge formation and implications for fault zone permeability, Moab Fault, Utah.

Advisors: Dr. Nicholas Davatzes and Prof. David Grandstaff

 

BS Geology      September, 2005

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu, Nigeria

Senior Project: The Geology of Maku, Nkwe, Mgbidi and environs of Agwu L.G.A  of  Enugu State in Anambra Basin, Southeastern Nigeria.

Undergraduate Research Seminar: The importance of shales and their products in the Engineering Construction and Oil Industries.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Gulf Coast Carbon Center, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX               March - August, 2010
Contract Geoscientist                 

Database construction for the U.S. Department of Energy FOA 33 Gulf Mega Transect Project using PETRA mapping software.

Generate cross-sections of wells in the SACROC Oil Field, Scurry County, TX using PETRA mapping software.

Operated an innovative U-tube sampling apparatus for monitoring the geochemistry of CO2 injections at the U.S Department of Energy (DOE),  National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) sponsored  SE CARB  Phase III, 2 million ton CO2 injection pilot project at the Cranfield Oil Field, MS.

Sampled supercritical CO2 injectates under pressure from the injector wellhead for carbon isotope and noble gas analysis.

Conducted on-site, real-time gas analysis with a mass spectrometer for analyzing reservoir gases, CO2 injectate, and various geochemical tracers (per fluorocarbons and noble gases) in development for carbon sequestration studies.

 

Gulf Coast Carbon Center, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX              January 2010-March 2010
Visiting Research Scientist

Participated in the Fort Worth Basin structural mapping.

Generated structural contour map of the gas-bearing Barnett Shale in the Johnson County, TX

 

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA                         
August 2008-August 2009
Research and Research Assistant

Investigated the development of low permeability fault rock due to mechanical deformation, mineralogical transformation and chemical changes related to fault-hosted fluid flow: This research includes field mapping and X-Ray Fluorescence analysis.

 

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                                      
August 2007-August 2008
Teaching Assistant

Participated in the instruction, advising and evaluation of undergraduates

Lead discussion and laboratory sections

Assisted with the development and grading of assignments and examinations

 

A.E.C. Works Ltd., Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria 
February 2006- June 2007
Site Engineer/Materials Quality Controller

Supervised and managed men and materials for construction

Maintained daily activity log and site records

Ensured construction activities complied with quality standards.

 

Center for the Right to Health, Lagos State, Nigeria
July 2002- May 2004
Human Rights and Access to Health Care for People Living With HIV/AIDS in Nigeria                                    Research Assistant

Organized community data collection

Conducted interviews, focus group discussions, and translation of documents into English.

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Participated in presenting and demonstrating field analytical techniques in Carbon Sequestration monitoring at the 6th Annual International Energy Agency Green House Monitoring Group (IEA GHG) meeting and field trip, May 2010, Cranfield, Mississippi

Anyamele, N., Davatzes, N.C, Solum, J. Characterizing clay gouge formation and implications for fault zone permeability, Moab Fault, Utah.  Poster presentation at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, June 2009, Denver, Colorado

Anyamele, N., Davatzes, N.C., Solum, J. Sources of clay in fault rock and implications for permeability inferred from field mapping and X-Ray Fluorescence.  Poster presentation at the AAPG/GSA Joint Session, October 2008, Houston, Texas

Anyamele, N. The effects of rock-water interaction on the stability of structures. Poster presentation at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Annual Geology Week, July, 2005

Anyamele, N. Importance of shales and their products on Engineering Construction and Oil Industries. A seminar presentation at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Geology Department, April 2005

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)                                                               2001-Present

Member, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE)                                                           2001-Present

Member, Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS)                                                                             2001-Present

Member, Society for Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)                                                                                               2001-Present

Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)                                                                                               2001-Present

Member, Geological Society of America (GSA)                                                                                                 2009-Present