PUBLICATIONS

Below are some of my publications
Go to Risk Management in North Sea Oil and Gas Decommissioning

Risk Management in North Sea Oil and Gas Decommissioning

Indubitably, the current challenges facing the oil and gas industry are unprecedented and enormous and effectively mitigating the risks that are brought about has become an increasingly pressing issue for any profit-driven company. This project was undertaken with a goal of discovering how the various risk management methods are applied within the oil and gas industry whilst deciding how best to enhance the processes for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Go to Upstream Oil and Gas Decommissioning: Strategies and Opportunities

Upstream Oil and Gas Decommissioning: Strategies and Opportunities

This project takes a strategic look at the status of decommissioning in the upstream oil and gas sector of the North Sea United Kingdom Continental Shelf by investigating the investment opportunities that exist with the aim of recommending clear market penetration strategy. It also reviews the issues that affect asset owners during decommissioning including risks, regulatory, stakeholder, financial and other project related issues.

Go to Is Trade Protectionism a threat to Labour, Employment and Competitiveness in United States

Is Trade Protectionism a threat to Labour, Employment and Competitiveness in United States

While barriers on the importation of steel, automobile and textiles & apparel have remained a contentious issue over the past decade, on numerous occasions the U.S. Government has provided trade protection or special treatment to aid some industries with labour and capital employed receiving immediate and direct benefits.

Go to The Effect of Palm Kernel Oil on the Heat of Combustion of Diesel

The Effect of Palm Kernel Oil on the Heat of Combustion of Diesel

The Combustion of Diesel and the effects of Palm Kernel Oil on the Combustion rate and on the Heat of Combustion have been investigated.

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Need to enhance knowledge on Renewable Energy and Policy Transfer? - Below is the abstract of my First book available in June 2017

Spatial Transfer of Energy Policy Frameworks in sub-Saharan Africa for scale up of Renewable Applications

Policy Learning, Divergence or Convergence

After decades of relative decrepitude, the very salient electricity crisis in sub-Sahara Africa has led to the formulation of a range of polices for the scale up in renewable energy applications. Most of these policies have been formed on politicians’ prescription of goals and priorities, resulting in multiple incoherent policy and institutional structures with conflicting goals and legal mandates. Consequently, with weak legislative and statutory measures, the regulatory environment remains increasingly fragmented. Whilst the motive behind policy formation could be implied, it remains unclear if lessons have been drawn from the successes and failures of these mechanisms in different countries? This question leads us to an interesting hypothetical dialogue in the RE discipline: transferability of policy lessons. Existing literature on RE policy contains a marginal account of policy transfer and lacks any focused reference to the conditions under which one country’s successful policy might be more or less successfully transferable in another. This underlines the need to carefully review RE policies and analyse how transferable lessons have been identified and transferred to found enabling policy framework. Therefore, my research seeks to understand the conditions under which RE policy ideas travel into Nigeria and selected countries. I examine the formation and coordination of RE policies in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa to determine which causal mechanisms lead to the replication of policy outcomes similar to the jurisdiction of policy origin

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