Seyi D. Sholanke
MS Student

Research Project:
Southeast Regional Carbon Storage Partnership: Offshore Gulf of Mexico
Funded by: National Energy Technology Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, AAPG-Grants in Aid, GSA-Graduate Student Research Grant

Research Interests:
Enhanced oil recovery
Geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide
Fracture characterization in reservoirs
Characterization of unconventional reservoirs
Basin analysis

B.S Geology with Honors | Texas A&M University, 2017
Study Abroad Program (Fall semester) | University of Aberdeen, 2015 

Seyi is an MS student working with Dr. Jack Pashin at the Basin Analysis and Unconventional Reservoir lab at the Boone Pickens School of Geology. Her research focuses on the geologic sequestration of CO2 and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) potential in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Her work primarily focuses on the geological characterization of deep saline formations and mature oil fields, in order to evaluate potential storage opportunities and associated CO2-enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR). Prior to joining graduate school, she graduated with honors in geology (B.S), and was an Undergraduate Research Scholar at Texas A&M University. She participated in undergraduate research and presented her work at a geosciences conference and multiple research symposiums. Additionally, she was a Gold Medallion Scholar in the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University. Her undergraduate research projects span across subject matters in structural geology, paleoclimatology and geochemistry. In 2015, Seyi served as the Socials & Programs Chair for the Student Geosciences Council at Texas A&M University. She has had the opportunity to intern at ExxonMobil and Addax Petroleum in Lagos, Nigeria, where she learned about the fundamentals of seismic interpretation and acquisition, well log fundamental and correlation, and fault mapping. After graduating from Texas A&M University, she volunteered as a Mathematics teacher at a public school in Lagos, Nigeria. Besides being passionate about the multidisciplinary science of geology, she loves to travel, create abstract paintings and build recipes.