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Prof. Onuoha Kalu Mosto.

Department: Geology
Faculty: Physical Sciences
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Email: mosto.onuoha@unn.edu.ng
Phone: +234803 779 3601


Publications (Articles and Journals):
1. Onuoha, K. M., Geophysical investigations near Mt. Darno, Hungary. Magyar Geofizika, vol. 18(5), 181- 188, 1977. 2. Onuoha, K. M., Tectonic significance of some geochemical data associated with the ophiolitic complexes of the Darno megatectonic line (N.E. Hungary). Acta Geologica Hung. vol. 21 (1/2), 131-141, 1977. 3. Onuoha, K. M., Reconnaissance geophysical and geochemical investigation of the ophiolites of the Darno megatectonic line. Acta Geologica Hung., vol. 21 (2/4), 197 - 206, 1977. 4. Horvath, F., Voros, A. and Onuoha, K. M., Plate tectonics of the western Carpatho- Pannonian region: a working hypothesis. Acta Geologica Hung., vol. 21 (4), 207 - 221, 1977. 5. Onuoha, K. M., Plate tectonic reconstruction by the examination of the chemical composition of magmatic rocks. Magyar Geofizika, vol. 21 (4), 149 - 158, 1979. 6. Onuoha, K. M., Neogene calc-alkaline volcanism of the Carpathian Arc: Problems of their plate tectonic interpretation. In : A. Udias and J. Channell (editors), Evolution and Tectonics of the Western Mediterranean and Surrounding Areas. Inst. Geol. Nacional, Madrid, 207 - 216, 1980. 7. Onuoha, K. M., Problems concerning the origin and evolution of the Benue Trough, Nigeria. Earth Evolution Science, vol. 1 (2), 171 - 172, 1981. 8. Onuoha, K. M., A comparison of the thermal and mechanical structure of the lithosphere under the Pannonian Basin and the Bohemian Massif. Journal of Geophysics, vol. 49, 212 - 216, 1981. 9. Onuoha, K. M., Sediment loading and thermal subsidence in the Niger Delta sedimentary basin. Journal of Mining and Geology, vol. 18(1), 138 - 140, 1981. 10. Onuoha, K. M., Creep processes and flow patterns in the upper mantle beneath a continental shield and a young orogenic region. Journal of Mining and Geology, vol. 18 (1), 70 - 73, 1981. 11. Onuoha, K. M., Seismic velocities and the prediction of over-pressured zones in oil fields. Journal of Mining and Geology, vol. 20(1), 195 - 202, 1983. 12. Onuoha, K. M., Rheological properties of parts of the African lithosphere and their geodynamic significance. Journal of African Earth Sciences, vol. 3 (4), 437 - 442, 1985. 13. Onuoha, K. M., Some African alkaline ring-complex provinces and their plate tectonic significance. Gerlands Beitrage Geophysik Leipzig, vol. 49 (1), 52 - 62, 1985. 14. Onuoha, K. M., Intra-plate earthquakes : A discussion of cases from the West African sub-region. Proceedings of the 3rd. International Symp. on the Analysis of Seismicity & Seismic Risk, Liblice, Czechoslovakia, pp. 232 - 239, 1985. 15. Onuoha, K. M., Basin subsidence, sediment decompaction and burial history modelling techniques: applicability to the Anambra Basin, Nigeria. Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists, Proceedings, vol. 2, 6 - 17, 1986. 16. Ajakaiye, D. E., Daniyan, M., Ojo, S. B. and Onuoha, K. M., The July 28, 1984 earthquake in South-western Nigeria and its implications for the tectonics and evolution of the region. Journal of Geodynamics, vol. 7, 205 - 214, 1987. 17. Onuoha, K. M., Subtle petroleum traps: a discussion of the tools and techniques required for their effective search in the Niger Delta Basin. Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists, Bulletin, 92 - 102, July, 1987. 18. Onuoha, K. M. and Ofoegbu, C. O., Structure, subsidence and evolution of Nigeria's continental margin. In: Current Research in African Earth Sciences, (G. Matheis and H. Schandelmeier, editors) A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 287 - 291, 1987. 19. Onuoha, K. M. and Ofoegbu, C. O., Subsidence and evolution of the Nigerian continental margin: implications of data from the Afowo-1 well. Marine & Petroleum Geology, vol. 5, 175 - 181, 1988. 20. Agwunobi, O. E. and Onuoha, K. M., Geophysical investigation for groundwater in hard-rock terrain: Experiences from the Fobour area of the Jos Plateau, Nigeria. Journal of Mining and Geology, vol. 24, 45 - 50, 1988. 21. Uma, K. O., Egboka, B. C. E. and Onuoha, K. M., New techniques for analysing time drawdown data from partially penetrating wells in confined aquifers. Journal of Mining and Geology, vol. 24, 125 - 133, 1988. 22. Onuoha, K. M. and Mbazi, F. C. C., Aquifer transmissivity from electrical sounding data: the case of Ajali Sandstone aquifers southwest of Enugu, Nigeria. In: C. O. Ofoegbu (editor), Groundwater and Mineral Resources of Nigeria, Earth Evolution Sci. Monograph Series, Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn, Wiesbaden, pp. 17 - 30, 1988. 23. Onuoha, K. M., Earthquake hazard prevention and mitigation in the West African region. In: M. I. El-Sabh and T. S. Murty (editors), Natural and Man-made Hazards, D. Reidel Publishing Co. , Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 767 - 777, 1988. 24. Onuoha, K. M. and Uma, K. O., An appraisal of recent geologic and hydrologic hazards in Nigeria. In: M. I. El-Sabh and T. S. Murty, (editors), Natural and Manmade Hazards, D. Reidel Publishing Co. , Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 137 - 149, 1988. 25. Uma, K. O. and Onuoha, K. M., Groundwater fluxes and gully development in southeastern Nigeria. In: C. O. Ofoegbu (editor), Groundwater and Mineral Resources of Nigeria, Earth Evolution Sci. Monograph Series, Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn, Wiesbaden, pp. 39 - 60, 1988. 26. Agbo, J. and Onuoha, K. M., Aquifer systems and groundwater flow patterns in the coal-mining area near Enugu. Journal of Mining and Geology, vol. 25, 281 - 289, 1989. 27. Uma, K. O., Egboka, B. C. E. and Onuoha, K. M., New statistical grain-size method for evaluating the hydraulic conductivity of aquifers. Journal of Hydrology, vol. 108, 343 - 366, 1989. 28. Ofoegbu, C. O. and Onuoha, K. M., Analysis of magnetic data over the Abakaliki Anticlinorium of the Lower Benue Trough, Nigeria: petroleum geological implications. Marine & Petroleum Geology, vol. 8, 174 - 202, 1989. 29. Onuoha, K. M., Historical perspectives of earthquakes in West Africa. In : Ajakaiye, D. E. et al., (editors), Proceedings of the National Seminar on Earthquakes in Nigeria. NTCEP, Lagos, pp. 129 - 141, 1989. 30. Ofoegbu, C. O. and Onuoha, K. M., A review of geophysical investigations in the Benue Trough, Nigeria. In: C. O. Ofoegbu (editor), Structure and Evolution of the Benue Trough, Earth Evolution Sci. Series, Vieweg & Sohn, Braunschweig, pp. 77 - 92, 1989. 31. Uma, K. O. and Onuoha, K. M., Groundwater resources of the Lower Benue Trough. In : C. O. Ofoegbu (editor), Structure and Evolution of the Benue Trough, Earth Evolution Sci. Series, Vieweg & Sohn, Braunschweig, pp. 77 - 92, 1989. 32. Uma, K. O., Onuoha, K. M. and Egboka, B. C. E., Hydrochemical facies, groundwater flow pattern and origin of saline waters in the western flank of the Cross River Basin, Nigeria. In: C. O. Ofoegbu (editor), Structure and Evolution of the Benue Trough, Earth Evolution Sci. Series, Vieweg & Sohn, Braunschweig, pp. 115 - 134, 1989. 33. Onuoha, K. M. and Ekine, A. S., Pitfalls in the reconstruction of thermal histories and evolution of maturation stages of oil and gas bearing strata. Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists, Bulletin, vol. 5(1), 88 - 102, 1990. 34. Onuoha, K. M., The boom and the burst in Nigeria's solid mineral sub-sector: tin and columbite case histories. Journal of Mining & Geology, vol. 28(2), 353 - 362, 1992. 35. Onuoha, K. M. and Ezeh, C. C., Fossil plate boundaries in West Africa and their bearing on seismotectonics. In: S. J. Freeth, K. M. Onuoha and C. O. Ofoegbu (editors), Natural Hazards in West and Central Africa, Earth Evolution Sci. Monograph Series, Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn, Wiesbaden, pp. 13- 30, 1992. 36. Onuoha, K. M., Seismic hazard in Nigeria. In: R. K. McGuire (editor), The Practice of Earthquake Hazard Assessment, International Association of Seismology & Physics of the Earth's Interior, pp. 198 - 199, 1993. 37. Nur, A. M., Onuoha, K. M. and Ofoegbu, C. O., Spectral analysis of aeromagnetic data over the Middle Benue Trough, Nigeria. Journal of Mining and Geology, vol. 30, 211 - 217, 1994. 38. Elueze, A. A., and Onuoha, K. M., Earth Sciences. In: Science Today in Nigeria (A. Maduemezia, S. N. C. Okonkwo, and E. E. Okon, editors). The Nigerian Academy of Science, Lagos, Special publication, pp. 185-224, 1995. 39. Onuoha, K. M., Physics as the bedrock of petroleum exploration and Nigeria's national development. Nigerian Journal of Physics, vol. 8S, 84 - 87, 1996. 40. Uma, K. O. and Onuoha, K. M., Hydrodynamic flow and formation pressures in the Anambra Basin, Nigeria. Hydrological Sciences Journal, vol. 42(2), 141 - 154, 1997. 41. Onuoha, K. M., Structural features of Nigeria's coastal margin: an assessment based on age data from wells. Journal of African Earth Sciences, vol. 29(3), 485 - 499, 1999. 42. Onuoha, K. M. and Ekine, A. S., Subsurface temperature variations and heat flow in the Anambra Basin, Nigeria. Journal of African Earth Sciences, vol. 28(3), 641 - 652, 1999. 43. Onuoha, K. M., Technology and global hydrocarbon exploration in the new millennium. Nigerian Association. of Petroleum Explorationists, Bulletin, vol. 14(1), 55 - 75, 1999. 44. Nur, A. M., Ofoegbu, C. O. and Onuoha, K. M., Estimation of the depth to the Curie point isotherm in the Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria. Journal of Mining and Geology, vol. 35, 53 - 60, 1999. 45. Mode, A. W., and Onuoha, K. M., Organic matter evaluation of the Nkporo Shale, Anambra Basin, from wireline logs. Global Journal of Pure & Applied Sciences, vol. 7(1), 103-109, 2001. 46. Onuoha, K. M., A look at technology and the last 30 years of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. In: Science Today in Nigeria, 2002 (A. O. E. Animalu and Suleiman A. Adekola, editors). The Nigerian Academy of Science, Lagos and Abuja, pp. 209 – 233, 2002. 47. Onuoha, K. M., The contributions of the geosciences and mining to the development of Nigeria in the 20th century. In: Science Today in Nigeria, 2002 (A. O. E. Animalu and Suleiman A. Adekola, editors). The Nigerian Academy of Science, Lagos and Abuja, pp. 301 –313, 2002. 48. Nur, A. M., Ofoegbu, C. O., and Onuoha, K. M., Spectral analysis and Hilbert transform of aeromagnetic data over the Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria. Global Journal of Geological Sciences, vol. 1(2), 129-142, 2003. 49. Ali, S., Onuoha, K. M., and Orazulike, D. M., Estimation of ground surface temperature from meteorological records from Bauchi, N. E. Nigeria. Science Forum, Journal of Pure & Applied Science, vol. 6(2), 276-282, 2003 50. Ekwe, A. C., Onu, N. N., Onuoha, K. M., Estimation of aquifer hydraulic characteristics from electrical sounding data: the case of middle Imo River basin aquifers, south- eastern Nigeria. Journal of Spatial Hydrology, Vol.6, No.2, 121- 132, 2006. 51. Onuoha, K. M., A closer look at the petroleum potentials of the Anambra Basin: - Inputs from geophysics and geohistory. In: C. O. Okogbue (Editor), Proceeding of the PTDF Seminar on the Petroleum Potentials of the Anambra Basin, 47 – 81, 2006. 52. Opara, A. I., Onuoha, K. M., Anowai, C., Mbah, R. O., and Onu, N. N., Overpressure and trap integrity studies in parts of the Niger Delta basin: implications for hydrocarbon prospectivity. Nigerian Assoc. of Petroleum Explorationists, Bulletin, vol. 20(2), 24-30, 2008. 53. Opara, A. I., Onuoha, K. M., Igbokwe, S., Anowai, C., and Onu, N. N., A new velocity-effective stress model for estimating overpressure mechanisms besides compaction equilibrium, Nigerian Assoc. of Petroleum Explorationists, Bulletin, vol. 20(2), 17-23, 2008. 54. Amogu, D. K., Filbrandt, J. B., Onuoha, K. M., Ladipo, K. O., Anowai, C., and Frielingsdorf, J., Structural analysis of three closures and implications on adjacent analogue fields, Greater Ughelli Depobelt, Niger Delta, Nigerian Assoc. of Petroleum Explorationists, Bulletin, vol. 20(2), 51-61, 2008. 55. Opara, A. I., and Onuoha, K. M., Pre-drill pore pressure prediction from 3-D seismic data in parts of the onshore Niger delta basin, Nigeria. Society of Petroleum Engineers, NAICE, Abuja, SPE Paper 128354, 1-12, 2008. 56. Uguru, C. I., Onyeagoro, U. O., and Onuoha, K. M., A simple analytical model for vertical permeability prediction. Society of Petroleum Engineers, NAICE, Abuja, SPE Paper 119714, 1-11, 2008. 57. Ugwu, S. A., and Onuoha, K. M., An analysis of earthquake focal depths in Africa (1900-2000), The IUP Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 2, 42-52, April, 2010. 58. Ugwu, S. A., and Onuoha, K. M., Rheological properties of parts of the African lithosphere and their geodynamic significance: Another look based on recent geophysical data. The IUP Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 3, 7-19, July, 2010. 59. Ekine, A.S., and Onuoha, K. M., Seismic geohistory and differential inter-formational velocity analysis in the Anambra Basin, Nigeria. Earth Sciences Research Journal, Vol. 14, no. 1, 88-99, June, 2010. 60. Amogu, D. K., Ekwe, A. C., and Onuoha, K. M., Kinematics of faults and joints at Enugu Area of Anambra basin, Journal of Geol. and Mining Research, Vol. 2(5), 101-113, October 2010. 61. Oladapo, M. K., and Onuoha, K. M., Integrated reservoir characterization: A case study of an onshore reservoir in Niger Delta basin. SPE paper 2011. 62. Amogu, D. K., Onuoha, K. M., Filbrandt, J., Ladipo, K. O., and Anowai, C., Seismic interpretation, structural analysis and fractal study of the Greater Ughelli Depobelt, Niger Delta Basin, Nigeria. Geophysics: The Leading Edge, Vol. 30(6), 640-648, June, 2011. 63. Unuevho, C, Onuoha, K. M., and Alkali, Y. B., Direct current resistivity methods for groundwater prospecting in hard-rock terrains: a viable approach to providing sustainable potable water. Centre for Human Settlements and Urban Development Journal, vol. 3(1), 1-16, 2012. 64. Ojo, S. B, Edino, F., Ako, B. D., Onuoha, K. M., and Osayande, N., Aeromagnetic imaging and characterisation of thte Anambra Basin, Nigeria for magnetic hydrocarbon indicators. Ife Journal of Science, vol. 14 (2), 207-220, 2012. 65. Obi, I. S., Onuoha, K. M., Obilaja, O. T., Oladipo, O. T., Umahi, O. K., and Fatunmbi, A. O. , 2012, Reservoir property trends and 3D static modelling of the Baka Field in Coastal Swamp area of the Niger delta Basin. Bulletin of the Nigerian Assoc. Petroleum Explorationists, vol 24(2), 33-37, 66. Ekwe, A. C., Onuoha, K. M., and N. Osayande, 2012. Fluid and lithology discrimination using rock physics modelling and LambdaMuRho inversion: an example from onshore Niger Delta, Nigeria, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Search & Discovery, #40865, 1-11,. 67. Anyiam, O.A., Onuoha, K.M. and Jolly, B.A, 2013. Hydrocarbon Generation Potentials of the Awgu Shale, Lower Benue Trough, Nigeria. 2013.Journal of the Geological Society of India 03/2014; 83(3). DOI:10.1007/s12594-014-0043-0. 68. Anyiam, O. A. and Onuoha, K. M., 2013. A Study of Hydrocarbon Generation and Expulsion of the Nkporo Shales in Anambra Basin, Nigeria. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 7(9):3779-3790. DOI:10.1007/s12517-013-1064-5. 69. Opara, A.I., Onuoha, K.M., Anowai, C. and Mbah, R.O., 2013. Geopressure and trap integrity prediction from 3D seismic data: case study of the Greater Ughelli Depobelt, Niger Delta. Oil & Gas Technology – Rev. IFP Energies Nouvelles, Vol. 68, (2), 383-396. 70. Anyiam, O. A. Onuoha, K. M.and Jolly, B. A., 2013. Play fairway evaluation of the Anambra Basin, southeast Nigeria. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 8(1):539-546. DOI:10.1007/s12517-013-1198-5 71. Ahamefula, A. U., Amogu, D. K., Odoh, B. I., Ekwe, A. C., Egboka, B. C. E., and Onuoha, K. M., 2013. Characterisation of near-surface fractures for hydrogeological studies using azimuthal resistivity survey: A case history from the Mamu Formation, Enugu, Nigeria. American Association of Petroleum Geologists/ Environmental Geosciences, vol. 20(2), 37-52,. 72. Onuoha, K. M., and Auduson, A. E., AVO and rock physics analysis in forward modelling calibrated on the Triassic Volpriehausen Formation, Southern North Sea. Bulletin of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists, vol. 26(2), 75-88, 2014. 73. Onuoha, K. M., and Auduson, A. E., GPR and geomagnetic applications in archaeological prospecting at the Kloten site, canton of Zürich, Switzerland. Journal of Mining & Geololgy, vol. 50(1), 31-39, 2014. 74..Mode, A. W., Ezetoha, N.O, Onuoha, K.M., and Anyiam, O. A. 2015. Prospect and Play Analysis of the 'Alpha Area', Central Swamp 1 Depobelt, Niger Delta, Nigeria. Journal of the Geological Society of India 85(3):339-347-Springer B. SPECIAL STAND-ALONE PUBLICATIONS/MONOGRAPHS 75. Onuoha, K. M., Oil and gas exploration and production in Nigeria: recent developments and challenges ahead. 16th Interdisciplinary Research Discourse, University of Ibadan. University of Ibadan Press, 45 pp., 2005. 76. Onuoha, K. M., Technology and the challenges of oil and gas exploration in the 21st century. Academy of Science Public Lecture at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, 15th January, 2000. Special Publication of the Nigerian Academy of Science, 61pp; 2000. C. EDITORSHIP OF BOOKS 77. Ejedawe, J., Coker, S. J. L., Lambert-Aikhionbare, D. O. and Onuoha, K. M., Evolution of the Oil-Generative Window (OGW) in Sedimentary Basins. N.A.P.E. Continuing Education Series 1, Lagos, 174 pp., 1985. 78. Okoye, S. E. and Onuoha, K. M., Basic Science Development in Nigeria: Problems & Prospects. Evans Publishers Nig. Ltd., Ibadan, Nigeria, 325 pp., 1987. 76. Freeth, S. J., Onuoha, K. M. and Ofoegbu, C. O., Natural Hazards in West and Central Africa. Earth Evolution Sci. Monograph Series, Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn, Wiesbaden, 211 pp., 1992. 79. Onuoha, K. M. and Offodile, M. E., Proceedings of the International Workshop on Natural & Man-Made Hazards in Africa. Nigerian Mining & Geosciences Society, Contribution to the Programme of the United Nations' Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, 365 pp., 1995. D. TECHNICAL REPORTS / COMMISSIONED PROJECTS 80. Egboka, B. C. E. and Onuoha, K. M., Integrated hydrogeological investigations at the Phina Paint Co. site, Awka. Central Investment Co., Enugu, Nigeria, 24 pp., 1982. 81. Onuoha, K. M., The Use of Seismic Velocities in Lithologic and Stratigraphic Studies. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Student-Aid Lecture Note - 1, 22 pp., 1982. 82. Onuoha, K. M. and Egboka, B. C. E., Geophysical and hydrogeological investigations at the Cepharm Products Ltd site, Awka. Central Investment Co., Enugu, 26 pp.,1982. 83. Onuoha, K. M., Geophysical studies for the location of groundwater borehole sites at Isseke, Anambra State, Nigeria. Special Report for the Isseke Community, 16 pp., 1983. 84. Onuoha, K. M. and Nwajide, C. S., Hydrogeological/geophysical investigation at the permanent site of the Federal University of Technology, Makurdi, F.U.T.Makurdi & Rocan (Nig) Enterprises, 20 pp., 1983. 85. Onuoha, K. M., Seismic refraction measurements at the District BCD/EF, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Kabia Labs Ltd and Federal Capital Development Authority, Abuja, Nigeria, 33 pp., 1984. 86. Uma, K. O. and Onuoha, K. M., Geology and distribution of construction materials in Imo and Anambra States of Nigeria. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Senate Research Grant Report No. 486/82-1, 35 pp., 1985. 87. Onuoha, K. M., Seismic Geohistory Analysis and Paleo-Geothermal Studies in OML-98, Bendel State, Nigeria. Special Project: Pan Ocean Oil Corp., Lagos, Special Report, 37 pp., 1988. 88. Onuoha, K. M., Structural features of the Nigerian continental margin: an assessment based on well logs. Special Project: National Technical Committee on Earthquake Phenomena, Federal Ministry of Science & Technology, Lagos, 58 pp., 1991. 89. Onuoha, K. M., Okereke, C. S., Didigu, J. and Osita, O., Geological and geophysical investigation for lead/zinc deposits in the Ekka-Inyere-Umuobii area, Ezza L. G. A., Enugu State, Nigeria. M & M Investments Ltd., Lagos, 43 pp., 1995. 90. Onuoha, K. M., Reported earth tremors in OML-28 (Kolo Creek), south-eastern Nigeria: preliminary assessment with some recommendations. Shell Petroleum Dev. Co. of Nigeria, Special Report, 15 pp., 1996. 91. Onuoha, K. M., Reported earth tremors in the Kolo Creek Field (OML 28): an update. Shell Petroleum Dev. Co. of Nigeria, Special Report, 11 pp., January, 1998. 92. Onuoha, K. M., Ezebilo, A. A., Echebima S., and Chukwueke, A. O., Cross spread seismic data: experiences from SPDC, Nigeria. Paper prepared for Shell's EPNL, SIEP, The Hague, 1998. 93. Onuoha, K. M., Monitoring of Microseismic Activities in the Kolo Creek Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria, Contract No. E05802, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited. Final Report, 61pp, 2006. 94. Nwajide, C. S., Onuoha, K. M., Amajor, L.C., Zaborski, P.M., and Akande, S.O., Petroleum Systems of the Nigerian Interior Basins. Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited. Special Report, 216pp, 2007. 95. Onuoha, K. M. and Ekwe, A. C., A rock physics approach to enhance exploration in mature prospects of the Niger Delta Basin, Contract No. 33418, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited. Special Report, 25 pp, 2010.

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