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THE DIRECTOR

Dr. Abubakar, Muhammad Bello

 SECTION A: PERSONAL BIODATA

NAMES: Abubakar, Muhammad Bello
DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH: 3rd October, 1970/Gombe
STATE OF ORIGIN: Gombe
NATIONALITY: Nigeria
GENDER: Male
MARITAL STATUS: Married
PHONE NO.: +2348053663058, +2348082851974
E-MAIL ADDRESS: ambello@daad-alumni.de,
ambello2002@yahoo.com, ambello@ncprd.org.ng

SECTION B: INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES

  1. Jankai Primary School, Gombe                                            1977-1983
  2. Pilot Junior Secondary School, Gombe                                1983-1986
  3. Government Science Secondary School, Gombe                  1986-1988
  4. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi                       1989-1995
  5. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi                       1998-2001
  6. Eberhardkalhs Universität Tübingen, Germany                      May-Jul, 2003
  7. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi                       2002-2006

SECTION C: QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED WITH DATES

  1. Leaving School Certificate/Testimonial                                  1983
  2. WASC/GCE Ordinary Level Certificate                               1988
  3. B.Tech. (Hons) Applied Geology                                         1995
  4. M.Sc. Sedimentology/Petroleum Geology                             2001
  5. Ph.D. Sedimentology/Petroleum Geology                              2006

SECTION D: ACADEMIC/ADMINISTRATIVE  RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Undergraduate/Postgraduate teaching of several courses: 1999-Date
  2. Undergraduate Project/Seminar Supervisor: 2002-Date
  3. Geology Programme Undergraduate Registration Officer: 1999-2003
  4. Geology Programme Undergraduate Project Coordinator:  2004-2005
  5. Geology Programme Staff Librarian: 2001-2007
  6. Geology Programme Field Trip Officer: 2003-2008
  7. Member, Geology Programme DTLC Committee: 2006-Date
  8. Member, Geology Programme Postgraduate Committee: 2006-Date
  9. Member, BOS/BOE of the School of Science, ATBU: 2011 - Date
  10. School of Science Assistant Examination Officer: 2006-2008
  11. Member, Sch. of Sci. Research and Public Committee: 2008-Date
  12. Member, ATBU Senate: 2010 - Date
  13. Assistant to Director (Technical) National Centre for Petroleum Research and Development, ATBU, Bauchi: 2009-Date
  14. Acting Director, National Centre for Petroleum Research and Development, ATBU, Bauchi, Nigeria: August, 2010-Date    

SECTION E: MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  1. Member, Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS)
  2. Member, League of Researchers of Nigeria (MLRN)
  3. Member, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE)

SECTION F: WORKING EXPERIENCE/CAREER PROGRESSION

  1. Industrial Training (Limestone Quarry Supervisor, Ashaka Cement Company, Ashaka Works, Gombe, Gombe State)       1992-1993
  2. National Youth Service Corps (Safety Officer, Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited, Port Harcourt, Rivers State)       1995-1996
  3. Graduate Assistant, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi                                                                        1997-1999
  4. Mud logging of Nasara-1 well as part of Chevron Petroleum Nigeria      Limited (CPNL) community service                      Apr.-May, 2000  
  5. Assistant Lecturer, ATBU, Bauchi      1999-2002
  6. Lecturer II, ATBU, Bauchi                 2002-2005
  7. Lecturer I, ATBU, Bauchi                  2005-2008
  8. EIA Consultant Geologist for Bauchi/Gombe NNPC Megastations  2007
  9. Senior Lecturer, ATBU, Bauchi          2008-Date
  10. Senior Research Associate, National Centre for Petroleum Research and Development, ATBU, Bauchi            2009-Date
  11. Acting Director, National Centre for Petroleum Research and Development, ATBU, Bauchi, Nigeria                2010-Date
  12. External Examiner (Undergraduate) University of Maiduguri    2011 - Date

SECTION G: SOME PROJECTS/THESES SUPERVISED

UNDERGRADUATE PROJECTS:

  1. Adeboye Bukola Oluwatoyin (2010) Geology of the Area around Wuro Biriji Akko L.G.A., Gombe State (Sheet 152 Gombe Northwest and Southwest)
  2. Odegbaro Folasade (2010) Lithofacies and Paleoenvironment of Deposition of the Kerri-Kerri Formation at Akko, Gombe State (Gongola Basin, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria)
  3. Usman Aminu Hussaini (2009) Lithofacies and Palaeoenvironments of Deposition of Kerri-Kerri Formation in and around Alkaleri and Gombe (Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria)
  4. Temiatse Gbubemi Michael (2009) Petrographical and Granulometric Study of the Kerri-Kerri Formation in and around Alkaleri and Gombe (Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria): Palaeoenvironmental and Provenance Implication.
  5. Irivboje Imoukhuede (2009) Pebble Morphology as a Tool for Palaeoenvironmental Interpretation: a Case Study of the Kerri-Kerri Formation along Bauchi-Gombe Road (Gongola Basin, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria).
  6. Babangida Muhammad SYD (2008) Lithofacies and palaeoenvironment of deposition of the Yolde Formation in Bambam and Chengau areas (Yola Basin, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria).
  7. Halima Yusuf (2008) Lithofacies and palaeoenvironment of deposition of the Gombe Formation in Gombe and Pindiga areas, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria.
  8. Lumi Elisha Gwamis (2008) Lithofacies and palaeoenvironment of deposition of Deba-Fulani Member of the Pindiga Formation, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria.
  9. Yohanna Aghata Butack (2006) Palynofacies Distribution in the Nasara-1 Well in the Gongola Basin, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria.
  10. Ukpabi Kelachukwu (2004) Lithotypes and Petrographic Review of the Lamja and Chikila Coals of the Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria.
  11. Rabiu Abdulkarim (2004) Lithofacies and Sedimentological Aspects of Bima Sandstone around Gombe, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria.
  12. Blessing Yelwa Abdallah (2004) Biostratigraphy and Palaeoenvironment of Ammonites and Foraminifers of Pindiga Formation, Upper Benue Trough, Northeastern Nigeria.
  13. Nwankwo Ebele Clementina (2003) Palaeoenvironment and Palaeoecology of Gongila Formation at Ashaka, Upper Benue Trough: Geochemical and Facies Analysis Approach.
  14. David Mamodu (2003) Lithofacies Variation and Depositional Environment of the Carbonate Units of Pindiga Formation, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria.
  15. Salisu Abubakar (2002) Biostratigraphical and Palaeoecologic Significance of Foraminifera in the Gongila Formation of the Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria.
  16. Umar Adamu Bappah (2002) Facies Sequences and Palaeoenvironment of Deposition of Gombe Sandstone, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria.

POST GRADUATE PROJECTS:

  1. Uzoegbu, M.U. (completed) Technological Properties and Hydrocarbon Generative Potential of Late Cretaceous Coal Deposit in the Anambra Basin of Nigeria. Minor Supervisor.
  2. Aliyu, Isa Goro (in progress) Sequence Stratigraphy and Paleaonvironment of Deposition of the Pindiga Formation, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria. Major Supervisor.
  3. Zarma, Alhaji Adam (in progress) Sedimentology and Depositional Environment of Bama Ridge, Chad Basin, Nigeria. Minor Supervisor.
  4. Ekwo, Edwin Ocheni (in progress) Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Albian-Turonain Sediments in the Lower Benue Trough, South Eastern Nigeria. Major Supervisor.
  5. Bata, Timothy Peter (in progress) Sedimentological Heterogeneities and Environmental Characterization of Clastic Petroleum Reservoir Rocks of Niger Delta, Nigeria. Minor Supervisor.

SECTION H: RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  1. Sedimentology (lithofacies) of the Cretaceous sequences of the Gongola Basin, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria
  2. Biostratigraphy (foraminiferal and palynologic) of the Cretaceous sequences of the Gongola Basin, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria
  3. Petroleum potentials (organic geochemistry) of the Cretaceous sequences of the Gongola Basin, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria

SECTION I: THESES/PUBLICATIONS/CONFERENCES/SEMINARS/REPORTS

PROJECT/DISSERTATION/THESES:

  1. The Geology around Guma Village, Alkaleri Local Government, Bauchi State, Nigeria (1995). Unpublished Undergraduate Project, A.T.B.U., Bauchi, Nigeria, 83pp.
  2. Cenomanian – Turonian anoxic event and potential petroleum source rocks of the Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria (2001). Unpublished M.Sc. Dissertation, A.T.B.U., Bauchi, Nigeria, 76pp.
  3. Biostratigraphy, palaeoenvironment and organic geochemistry of the Cretaceous sequences of the Gongola Basin, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria (2006). Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, A.T.B.U., Bauchi, Nigeria, 295pp.- NUC 2006 Best PhD thesis in Physical Sciences Award winning; also NMGS/Chevron best PhD thesis in 2008.

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES IN LEARNED JOURNALS/PROCEEDINGS/BOOK CONTRIBUTION:

  1. N.G. Obaje, O.K. Ulu, S.A. Maigari, and M.B. Abubakar (2000): sequence stratigraphic and palaeoenvironmental interpretation of the heterohelicids for the Pindiga Formation, northeastern Benue Trough, Nigeria. Journal of Mining and Geology, 36(2), 191 - 198.
  2. M.B. Abubakar and N.G. Obaje (2001): Preliminary biostratigraphic evaluation of the hydrocarbon potentials of the Cenomanian - Turonian horizon in the Gongila Formation, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria. Journal of Mining and Geology, 37(2), 121 - 128.
  3. N.G. Obaje, H. Wehner, G. Scheeder, M.B. Abubakar and A. Jauro  (2004): Hydrocabon prospectivity of Nigeria’s inland basins: from the viewpoint of organic geochemistry and organic petrology. AAPG Bulletin, 88(3), 325 – 353.
  4. Obaje, N.G., Wehner, H., Abubakar, M.B. and Isah, M.T. (2004) Nasara-1 Well, Gongola Basin (Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria): source-rock Evaluation. Journal of Petroleum Geology, 27(2), 191 – 206.
  5. N. K. Samaila, M. B. Abubakar, E. F. C. Dike and N. G. Obaje (2006): Description of soft-sediment deformation structures in the Cretaceous Bima Sandstone from the Yola Arm, Upper Benue Trough, Northeastern Nigeria. Journal of African Earth Science, 44(1), 66 – 74.
  6. M. B. Abubakar, N. G. Obaje, H. P. Luterbacher, E. F. C. Dike and A. R. Ashraf (2006): a report on the occurrence of Albian –Cenomanian elater-bearing pollen in Nasara-1 Well, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria: biostratigraphic and palaeoclimatological implications. Journal of African Earth Science, 45, 347 – 354.
  7. Jauro, A., Obaje, N. G., Agho, M. O., Abubakar, M. B. and Tukur, A. (2007): Organic geochemistry of Cretaceous Lamza and Chikila coals, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria. Fuel Journal, 86(4), 520 – 532.
  8. Shettima, B., Abubakar, M. B., Tukur, A., Samaila, N. K. and Tanko, I. Y. (2007): Deformed sedimentary structures in the Cretaceous Yolde Formation of the Upper Benue Trough, N. E. Nigeria. Journal of League of Research in Nigeria, 7(2),
  9. Jauro, A., Agho, M. O., Abayeh, O. J., Obaje, N. G. and Abubakar, M. B. (2008): Petrographic studies and coking properties of Lamza, Chikila and Lafiya-Obi coals of the Benue Trough, Nigeria. Journal of Mining and Geology 44(1), 37 – 43.
  10. M. B. Abubakar, E. F. C. Dike, N. G. Obaje, H. Wehner and A. Jauro (2008): Petroleum prospectivity of Cretaceous formations in the Gongola Basin, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria: an organic geochemical perspective on a migrated oil controversy. Journal of Petroleum Geology 31(4), 387 – 408.
  11. M.B. Abubakar and E.F.C. Dike (2009): Organic geochemistry and organic petrography of the source rocks in the northeast and related regions, Nigeria. Abubakar, M.B. and Dike E.F.C. (eds) Proceedings of a symposium on sustainable fossil fuel and renewable energy in the northeast and other related regions of Nigeria. 18-48p.
  12. M.B. Abubakar, H.P. Luterbacher, A.R. Ashraf, R. Ziedner and A.S. Maigari (2011): Late Cretaceous palynostratigraphy in the Gongola Basin (Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria). Journal of African Earth Science, 60, 19-27.
  13. Shetima, B., Dike, E.F.C., Abubakar, M.B., Kyari, A.M and Bukar, F. (2011) Facies and facies architecture and depositional environments of the Cretaceous Yolde Formation in the Gongola Basin of the Upper Benue Trough, Northeastern Nigeria. Global Journal of Geological Sciences, 9(2), 229 – 240.
  14. Abubakar, M. and Aliyu, J. (2011) Review on the petroleum potentials of the Nigerian Benue Trough and Anambra Basin.  Wisdom Miners Ltd (ed) Review of the geology and petroleum potentials of the ngierian sedimentary basins. 19 – 67p
  15. M.B. Abubakar (in press): Evaluation of the petroleum potential of the northeastern Nigerian sedimentary basins. Journal of Energy Policy, Research and Development (a publication of the Energy Commission of Nigeria), 1(1), 18- 49.

CONFERENCE/SEMINAR PAPERS:

  1. Abubakar, M.B. and Obaje, N.G. (1999) Anoxic Horizon in the Gongila Formation of the Upper Benue Trough of Nigeria and its Inplication to Petroleum Exploration. 37th Annual Conference of Science Association of Nigeria: Book of Abstract, p. 76 - 77.
  2. Tukur, A., Obaje, N.G., Abubakar, M.B. and Jauro, A. (2004) Rock-Eval Data, Maceral Composition and their Implications on Hydrocarbon Generative Prospects of some Nigerian Coals. 40th Annual International Conference of Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society: Book of Abstract, p. 22.
  3. M.B. Abubakar, E.F.C. Dike, H.P. Luterbacher, N.G. Obaje, A.R. Ashraf, R. Ziedner, M.T. Isa and A.S. Maigari (2006) Biostratigraphy of the Cretaceous Sequences of the Gongola Basin, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria: an Integrated Approach. 42th Annual International Conference of Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society: Book of Abstract, p. 45 (2nd Best Prize winning paper awarded on 6th March, 2007 at the 43rd Annual International Conference of Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society held at Akure, Nigeria)
  4. M.B. Abubakar, E.F.C. Dike, S. Bukar and A. Tukur (2006) Lithostratigraphy and Palaeoenvironment of Deposition of the Yolde Formation of the Gongola Basin, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria. 42th Annual International Conference of Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society: Book of Abstract, p. 48.
  5. M.B. Abubakar, N.G. Obaje, E.F.C. Dike, H. Wehner and A. Jauro (2006) New Organic Geochemical Data and Petroleum Prospectivity of the Gongola Basin, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria. 42th Annual International Conference of Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society: Book of Abstract, p. 11.
  6. M.B. Abubakar and N.G. Obaje (2009) Organic Geochemistry and Organic Petrography of Source Rocks from the Upper Benue Trough and Related Basins, Nigeria. Seminar presented at First International Seminar on Hydrocarbon Potentials of Nigerian Inland Frontier Basins. Held at NNPC Towers Abuja, Nigeria
  7. M.B. Abubakar and Dike, E.F.C. (2009) Organic Geochemistry and Organic Petrography of the Source Rocks in the Northeast and Related Regions, Nigeria. Paper presented at a Symposium on Sustainable Fossil Fuel and Renewable Energy in the Northeast and other Related Regions of Nigeria. Held at DIC Bauchi, Nigeria
  8. M.B. Abubakar (2010) Petroleum Exploration in the Northeastern Nigerian Basins: Prospects, Failures and Solutions. Seminar Series of School of Science, A.T.B. University Bauchi, Nigeria
  9. M.B. Abubakar (2010) Structural Trends in the Benue Trough of Nigeria: Origin and Temporal Disposition. A paper presented at the Workshop on the Petroleum Potentials of Anambra Basin and Benue Trough organized by IDSL/NNPC at Sage Hotel Benin, Nigeria
  10. M.B. Abubakar (2010) Geology of the Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria. A paper presented at the Workshop on the Petroleum Potentials of Anambra Basin and Benue Trough organized by IDSL/NNPC at Sage Hotel Benin, Nigeria
  11. M.B. Abubakar (2010) Biostratigraphy, palaeoenvironment and organic geochemistry of the Cretaceous sequences of the Gongola Basin, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria. Presentation at the 2006 and 2007 NUC’s award ceremony for Nigerian Universities Doctoral Theses Award Scheme (NUDTAS), Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso
  12. M.B. Abubakar (2011) Overview of energy resources in the Northeastern Nigeria. Presentation at a 5 day training workshop organized by Energy Commission of Nigeria and National Centre for Petroleum Research and Development Bauchi at Zaranda Hotel Bauchi, Nigeria
  13. M.B. Abubakar (2012) Potential Petroleum System elements of the Upper Benue Trough, Northeastern Nigeria. presented at a one day seminar organized by university of Jos PTDF Chair at ASUU Secretariat Hall, University of Jos, Nigeria

REPORTS:

  1. Abubakar, M.B. (2007) Environmental Impact Assessment (Geological and Hydrogeological) at and around Bauchi NNPC Mega station. A report submitted to GODIRRA Environmental Services Limited on behalf of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
  2. Abubakar, M.B. (2007) Environmental Impact Assessment (Geological and Hydrogeological) at and around Bauchi NNPC Mega station. A report submitted to GODIRRA Environmental Services Limited on behalf of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
  3. Zaborski, P.M. and Abubakar, M.B. (2010) Evaluation of the Gongola Basin. A report submitted to National Frontier Exploration Service Unit, NNPC, 37pp.

SECTION J: COURSES/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

  1. CCNA 1 Networking Basics of the Cisco Networking Academy Program organized by A. T. B. University Academy      2004
  2. Fourth Information and Communication Technology Capacity Building Programme (CBP) organized by Educational Trust Fund (ETF) at the ICT Centre A. T. B. University, Bauchi            2005
  3. International Workshop on Cleaner Fossils Fuel Technologies in Africa: “Challenges and Opportunities” organized by the World Energy Council Cleaner Fossil Fuels Systems Committee and the Nigerian Committee of the World Energy Council (NNC-WEC) in collaboration with the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria                               2009
  4. International Workshop on Promoting Coal for Power Generation organized by the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) and the Enugu State Gov. held at Nike Lake Resort Hotel, Enugu, Nigeria      2009
  5. National Training Workshop for Capacity Building on Energy Demand and Supply Projections in Bauchi State organized by the Energy Commission of Nigeria held at Prof. Iya Abubakar Community Resource Centre, Bauchi, Nigeria                                                     2009
  6. Joint NAPE/AAPG pre-conference short course on Introduction to Exploration and Production, Agura Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria     2010
  7. Joint NAPE/AAPG pre-conference short course on Fundamentals of Play Evaluation and Assessment, Agura Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria            2010

 SECTION K: TOUGHT/TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

 UNDERGRADUATE                     

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
GEO 101 Introductory Geology 1 3
GEO 102 Introductory Geology 2 3
GEO 203 Historical Geology 3
GEO 206 Structural and Map Interpretation 2 2
GEO 304 Stratigraphy 3
GEO 306 Principles of Geochemistry 3
GEO 308 Metamorphic Petrology 4
GEO 311 Principles of Geophysics 2
GEO 312 Mineral Optics 2
GEO 314 Sedimentary Environments & Basin Analysis 3
GEO 316 Geology of Nigeria 2
GEO 318 Independent Field Mapping Technique 4
GEO 502 Petroleum Geology 4
GEO 513 Micropaleontology 3
GEO 517 Geology of Africa 2
  TOTAL 43

POSTGRADUATE

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
PGGE 009 Geology of Nigeria 2
GEO 601 Advanced Geology of Nigeria 4
  TOTAL 6

SECTION L: COMMUNITY SERVICE

  1. Member, Benue Trough Forum
  2. Member, Moonsighting Society of Nigeria
  3. Chairman, Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society, Bauchi/Gombe Chapter
  4. Member, Caretaker Committee A.T.B.U. Muslim Ummah
  5. Member, Gombe Development Foundation
  6. Radio and Television Discussant/Newspaper article writer on petroleum exploration in the Gongola Basin, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria
  7. Visiting Lecturer, Gombe State University

SECTION M: AWARDS/HONOURS

  1. Award for the Best Graduating Student of Geology in the year 1995.
  2. German Academic Exchange Service Fellowship Award in the year 2003.
  3. NMGS/ELF Award for the Second Best Conference Paper Presentation in the year 2007.
  4. NMGS/CHEVRON Award for the Best Ph.D. Thesis in the year 2008.
  5. NUC Best Ph.D Thesis Award in Physical Sciences within Nigerian University System in the year 2006.

SECTION N: REFEREES

  1. Mal. Muhammad B. B. Aliyu, Gombe State Revenue Board, Gombe, Gombe State, Nigeria.  
  2. Dr. Abubakar Sadiq Maigari, Coordinator Geology Programme, A. T. B. University, P.M.B. 0248, Bauchi, Nigeria.
  3. Professor D. M. Orazulike, Geology Programme, A. T. B. University, P.M.B. 0248, Bauchi, Nigeria.