Michael Oyinloye


​MS Student - ERPE

Research Interests

Petroleum engineering (upstream, midstream and downstream), previously worked on petroleum and petroleum products pour point and viscosity reduction using co-polymers, currently working on Carbonate platforms and cores analysis of the Arabian plate. Also Chemical enhanced oil recovery (EOR).

Selected Publications

  • Petroleum Refining in Nigeria: Challenges and Solutions 
    O. Chibogu, M.A Oyinloye
    Russian Horizons, 2, (2018)
  • Geopolitical Analysis of the influence of America becoming the 2nd largest LNG exporter in 2022 on Russian gas mark... 
    M. A. Oyinloye
    Oil and gas Horizons Abstract book, 9, 63, (2017)


  • Msc. Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering,KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2020​ (expected)
  • Bsc. Petroluem Engineering, Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU), Kazan, Russia 2019

Professional Profile

  • 2018-2019: President SPE Student Chapter, Kazan National Research Technological University.
  • 2014-2019: Federal Nigerian Scholar, Kazan, Russia

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​Society of Petroleum Engineers(SPE), National Association of Nigerian Chemical Engineering students.


  • 2019 – Awarded the Prestigious Fellowship of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology which include Full scholarship in MSc Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering.
  • 2019- Winner of the special government scholarship of the republic of Tatarstan for Outstanding abilities and achievements in academic and scientific fields.
  • 2019 - 2nd Position- All Russian competition for the best student Scientific Society of the Petroleum industry.
  • 2019 - As the President of SPE, won the Prestigious student chapter excellence award from SPE international.
  • 2018 - Laurate- Scholarship of the President/Government of the Russian Federation- Given for outstanding achievements in academics and scientific research fields.
  • 2018 - Won 1st Place SPE Blackgold symposium at the Petroleum and Petroleum Economics Section, Ufa, Russia.
  • 2018 Two time Winner of the transport grant the Republic of Tatarstan – given to the most academically and socially active students of the republic.
  • 2018 -  Winner of the International Upstream Business-Model Competition "Oil Rush"
  • 2017 - Invited by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Tatarstan as a team building instructor at the Russian Presidential Academy of Economic and Public Administration Summer Campus.
  • 2014 Awarded a Full Federal Scholarship from the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria to study Petroleum Engineering in Russia.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Ali- Al Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center(ANPERC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

​Carbonate geology Chemical Enhanced Oil recovery Viscosity reduction of Petroleum and Petroleum Products using additives