Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Haruna Dantata Salihu

Research interests:

Thermodynamics (interfacial tension) of reservoir fluids, Petroleum Geology, Carbon capture and storage, Enhanced oil recovery, Sedimentary petrology

Career history:

Academic History:

PhD Degree in Petroleum Engineering, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom; 14 November 2017 till date

M. Sc Petroleum Technology, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom; September, 2008 – September, 2009

B. TECH in Geology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria; January, 2001 – December, 2005

Ordinary Level, West Africa Examination (WAEC), Government Science College, New Bussa, Niger State, Nigeria; September, 1993 – June, 1998


Lecturer I, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria; October 1 , 2017 to Date

Lecturer II, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria; October 1, 2014 to October 1, 2017

Assistant Lecturer, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria; August 23, 2010 to October 1, 2014

Active research projects:

‘Systematic Investigation of Interfacial Tension Measurements of Brine and Hydrocarbon Systems with CO2: CO2-Eor and CCS

Recent publications:

Goro, A. I., Okosun, E. A., Salihu, H.D., Tenimu, S. (2015) Analysis of Intermediate-Scale Reservoir Heterogeneity Based On Well Exposed Outcrop Analogue Within The Maastrichtian Bida Formation, Bida Basin, North Western Nigeria. Universal Journal of Geoscience 3(4): 127-134. DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2015.030402

Obaje, N.G., Idris-Nda, A., Goro, A.I., Salihu, H.D., Okoro, A.U., Akpunonu, E.O. and Jatau, S.B. (2015) New assessment for Central Nigeria’s Bida basin highlights geological prospects. Oil and Gas Journal, 113(4): 52-59.

Abdulfatai, I. A., Okunlola, I. A., Salihu, H.D., Omanayin, Y. A. & Abubakar, A. E. (2016). Investigation of Some Factors Responsible for Gully Erosion Activities Along River Yashi, Minna, North-Central Nigeria. Environmental Technology and Science Journal. Vol. 7: 88-98.

Goro, A. I., Okosun, E. A., Akande, W. G. & Salihu, H. D. (2017). Anastomosing River Deposits: A Case Study of Enagi Siltstone, Northern Bida Basin, Central Nigeria. Minna Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 1, No.1, 121-134.

Onoduku, U.S., Okosun, E.A., Obaje, N. O., Goro, A.I., Salihu, H.D. and Chukwuma-Orji, J. N. (2017). Palynological Evidence of a Campanian-Maastrichtian Age of the Northern Bida Basin, Nigeria: Implication for Paleoenvironment, Paleoclimate and Hydrocarbon Prospectivity. Minna Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 1, No.1, 165-178.

N.G. Obaje, D.O. Balogu, M. Yakubu, A. Idris-Nda, I.A. Goro, S.I. Ibrahim, M.K. Musa, S.H. Dantata, I. Yusuf, N. Dadi-Mamud & I.A. Kolo (2013) Stratigraphic Exploration of The Bida Basin in North Central Nigeria. Development Journal of Science and Technology Research, Vol.2 No. 1, 10-25.

Obaje, N.G., Balogu, D.O., Idris-Nda, A., Goro, A.I., Ibrahim, S.I., Musa, M.K., Dantata, S.H., Yusuf, I., Mamud-Dadi, N. & Kolo, I.A. (2013) Premininary Integrated Hydrocarbon Prospectivity Evaluation of Bida Basin in North Central Nigeria. Petroleum Technological Development Journal, vol.3 No.2, 36-65.

Goro, A.I., Salihu, H.D., Jubrin, B.W., Waziri, N.M. & Idris-Nda, A. (2014) Characterization of a Massive Sandstone Interval: Example from Doko Member of Bida Formation, Northern Bida Basin, Nigeria. Universal Journal of Geoscience 2(2): 53-61. DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2014.020203

Ako, T.A., Onuduku, U.S., Salihu, H.D., Ejepu, S.J. & Abdulfatai, I.A. (2013) Petrograhic and Structural Analysis of Exposed Rocks of Bishini Sheet (Block 2), North Central Nigeria. Earth Science Research; vol. 2, No. 1; pp 143-155.

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