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Dr. Paul Irikefe Edigbue

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Geosciences

Dr. Paul Edigbue is a postdoctoral research fellow at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM). Prior to this status, he has held important positions including research/teaching assistant at KFUPM and geophysicist at Jubail Engineers Contracting, where he made a substantial contribution to near-surface geophysical projects. Part of his research interest focuses on optimization techniques for the inversion of geophysical data, and has been published in several reputable journals. As a member of both SEG and AAPG, Dr. Edigbue seamlessly integrates academic excellence with practical expertise in the field of geosciences.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., in Geophysics, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia, 2023
  • M.S., in Geophysics, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia, 2016
  • B.Tech., in Applied Geophysics, FUTA, Nigeria, 2008

Research Interests

  • Geophysical Data Inversion and Optimization Algorithms
  • Near-Surface Geophysics
  • Seismic Exploration Analysis
  • Seismic Interferometry
  • Environmental and Hydro-Geophysics

Selected Publications

  • Edigbue, P., Akca, I., Demirci, I., Al-Shuhail, A., Hamdan, H.A., Kirmizakis, P., Candansayar, E., Hanafy, S. and Soupios, P., 2023. Testing Different Stochastic Methods to Model Direct Current Resistivity and Seismic Refraction Geophysical Data Using a Combined Local and Global Optimization Algorithm. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, pp.1-14.
  • Edigbue, P., Demirci, I., Akca, I., Hamdan, H., Kirmizakis, P., Soupios, P., Tranos, M., Abu-Mahfouz, I.S., Candansayar, E., Hanafy, S. and Al-Shuhail, A., 2022. Application of Combined Local and Global Optimization Algorithms in Joint Interpretation of Direct Current Resistivity and Seismic Refraction Data: A Case Study of Dammam Dome, Eastern Saudi Arabia. Sensors, 22(23), p.9337.
  • Edigbue, P., Demirci, I., Akca, I., Hamdan, H.A., Kirmizakis, P., Soupios, P., Candansayar, E., Hanafy, S. and Al-Shuhail, A., 2022. A comprehensive study of local, global, and combined optimization methods on synthetic seismic refraction and direct current resistivity data. Applied Sciences, 12(22), p.11589.
  • Edigbue, P.I., Al-Mashhor, A.A., Plougarlis, A., Soupios, P., Tranos, M., Kaka, S., Al-Shuhail, A. and Al-Garni, M., 2021. Geological and geophysical investigations of an engineering site characterization for construction purposes in Western Saudi Arabia. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 188, p.104307.
  • Edigbue, P., Al-Shuhail, A. and Hanafy, S.M., 2021. Three-dimensional supervirtual seismic refraction interferometry: A case study in western Saudi Arabia. Geophysics, 86(3), pp.B123-B133.
  • Chan, S.A., Edigbue, P., Khan, S., Ashadi, A.L. and Al-Shuhail, A.A., 2021. Viscoelastic model and synthetic seismic data of eastern Rub’Al-Khali. Applied Sciences, 11(4), p.1401.

Extended Publications (+)

  • Abe, J.S., Edigbue, P.I. and Lawrence, S.G., 2018. Rock physics analysis and Gassmann’s fluid substitution for reservoir characterization of “G” field, Niger Delta. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 11, pp.1-10.
  • Edigbue, P. and Al-Shuhail, A., 2016. Three-dimensional supervirtual seismic refraction interferometry. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 9, pp.1-13.
  • Edigbue, P., Olowokere, M.T., Adetokunbo, P. and Jegede, E., 2015. Integration of sequence stratigraphy and geostatistics in 3-D reservoir modeling: a case study of Otumara field, onshore Niger Delta. Arabian journal of geosciences, 8, pp.8615-8631
  • Jegede, E., Ako, B.D., Adetokunbo, P., Edigbue, P. and Abe, S.J., 2015. Seismic stratigraphy and attribute analysis of an offshore field, Niger Delta, Nigeria. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 8, pp.7537-7549