The international software company IHS https://kingdom.ihs.com/ has donated software to the Department of Geology. The software is meant for teaching and research purposes. The University is thankful.
Emerson Exploration & Production Subsurface Software Solutions https://www.pdgm.com/ donates software for research and teaching purposes to the Department of Geology at no cost. The software has been installed on computers in the workstation rooms of the Department. The provided licenses include the following:
ED-11917 UE-4a (GOCAD™ Interpretation Modeling)
ED-11918 UE-4b (SKUA™ Interpretation Modeling)
RCP-16612 UE-14 (GeologGold)
ROX-16912 UE-21 (Roxar™ RMS)
ROX-16913 UE-22 (Roxar Tempest™)
Undergraduate and postgraduate students are to judiciously make use of this important donations. The Department is highly grateful to the Emerson for this support.
The honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD), Arc Olamilekan Adegbite visits the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and in particular the Department of Geology to give a career talk. The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development is an agency of the Federal Government that looks into unlocking the economic potentials of the solid minerals sub-sector in Nigeria.
An earthquake and space weather laboratory has been established in the Department of Geology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. This was necessitated by the deployment of a multi-million Research and Development Space Weather and Earth’s Movement Monitoring Magnetometer by the Center for Atmospheric Research under the auspices of Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja in the month of May 2019. This equipment measures the total field of the Earth’s magnetic field, monitors the space environment including satellite altitudes, and Earth’s movement on real time basis at 1-second interval and transmits same at near real time to dedicated server for global usage. This is sequel to the equipment research grant jointly by UNESCO and the World Academy of Science for Earthquake Monitoring in Nigeria given to the Department in 2007.
Since inception in May 2019, the laboratory has recorded three events. One in Peru 8.0 Magnitude 26/05/3019; Ifewara, Osun State Nigeria 1.5 Magnitude 04/06/2019 and Kermadec Island,New Zealand 7.6 Magnitude 15/06/2019.
Details of courses and programmes are contained in the handbook
GeolOil LLC, a petrophysics software company has graciously partnered with the Department of Geology by donating a full year licence for the use of their software in our Department. You can referred to the company using this link; https://geoloil.com
The Federal Government of Nigeria awarded the sum of N9 million naira to the Department of Geology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife to map and evaluate Talc/Talcose bodies in Osun State, Nigeria.
Obafemi Awolowo University was among 11 other Universities awarded project funds for different research purposes.
The Minister of State for Mines, Mr Bwari affirmed that the projects, which will involve students and lecturers would improve quality of learning and enhance the geosciences database required by mining investors.
Details can be found in news media across the country.
Congratulations to the Department of Geology
Congratulations to the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Staff and students are cordially invited to the upcoming career talk by the Nigerian Agip Company Limited on Thursday 19th April, 2018. Time is 10:00 am.