Mr Paul Adewale Oluwunmi

BSc in Applied Geophysics and MREs in Scientific Computing

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Research | Current

My present area of research focuses on understanding the thermodynamic and geomechanic controls on gas hydrates dissociation from natural and artificial causes and to shed light on the effects of gas hydrate dissociation as it affects the ocean chemistry/climate change, seafloor stability, and gas production of natural gas from gas hydrate geological systems based on gas hydrate thermodynamic and geomechanic modelling.

Teaching | Current

EARTHSCI 263: Tools and Techniques for the Earth Sciences (Physic and Mathematics for Geologist, Geocomputational methods)
EARTHSCI 361: Exploration Geophysics 
GEOPHYS 361: Fundamentals and Applications of Geophysical Exploration
GEOPHYS 760: Seismic Data Analysis for Basin Exploration
GEOPHYS 761: Subsurface Imaging with Seismic and Radar Waves
GEOPHYS 763: Advanced Applied Geophysics 3


Doctoral Scholarship

Centre of Scientific Computing Student Bursary and Scholarship

First Consolation Prize of Exxon Mobil/NMGS Award, For  BestThesis in Nigeria


Areas of expertise

Gas Hydrates

-Production modelling

-Gas hydrate petroleum system

-Gas hydrates and seafloor stability

-Flow Assurance 

-Gas hydrates and climate change




Computational science (scientific computing)

-Molecular and Numerical Simulations

Multiphase Flow

Computational fluid dynamics

Reservoir Geomechanics

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Oluwunmi, P., Pecher, I. A., Archer, R., Moridis, G. J., & Reagan, M. T. (15/12/2015). Modelling of Gas Hydrate Dissociation During The Glacial-Inter-glacial Cycles, Case Study The Chatham Rise, New Zealand. Poster presented at AGU Fall Meeting 2015, San Francisco, United States. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rosalind Archer, Ingo Pecher
  • Oluwunmi, P. A., Finney, A. R., & Rodger, P. M. (2015). Molecular dynamics screening for new kinetic inhibitors of methane hydrate. Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 93 (9), 1043-1049. 10.1139/cjc-2015-0003


Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 302 - Bldg 302
Level 5, Room 550
New Zealand

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