Henry Elochukwu Okafor


Henry Elochukwu Okafor
Fellow HEA, M.Sc, B.Eng.
Department of Chemical and Energy Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Science, Curtin University, Malaysia 

Contact Information
Tel: +60 85 630100 Ext: 2441
Fax: +60 85 630254
Location: Skylark 3.L2.308
Email: henry.e@curtin.edu.my

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Research Interests

  • Flow Assurrance: Asphaltene, Paraffin wax, Emulsion, Scales
  • Well intervention and stimulation
  • Drilling Fluid/Cement
  • CO2 Sequestration
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery

Professional Affiliation

  • Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Member, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)
  • Member, Energy Institute, UK.
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK.


Book Publication

  1. Gholami, R and Abid, K., Elochkuwu, H., Han Bing, C. (2017). Cement degradation in CO2 geosequestration sites: mechanisms interactions and possible solutions, Oil Well Drilling: Problems, Processes and Industry Prospects, 1st Edition, Nova Publication.

Research Funding

Research Grants 

  1. Wettability and adsorption of Methyl Ester Sulphonate (MES)/Polystyrene nanofluid to enhance recovery from matured Malaysian Tapis oilfield. (Principal Investigator) FRGS 2020 (RM 75,700).
  2. Improving rheological properties of water-based drilling fluid using palm derived methyl ester sulphonate surfactant and waste polystyrene nano-particle. (Principal Investigator) FRGS 2016          (RM 71,000 ).
  3. Move towards technology-driven concept based learning. (Principal Investigator) CMTIP 2017            (RM 2,000).
  4. A move towards interdisciplinary industry-driven project based learning. (Co-Investigator) CMTIP 2018 (RM 2,000)
  5. Techniques to humanize online laboratory learning delivery. (Principal Investigator) CMTIP 2020     (RM 2,000)