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Rita Esuru Okoroafor

Assistant Professor Texas A&M University

Rita Esuru Okoroafor, SPE, is an assistant professor at Texas A&M University, specializing in the application of oil and gas skills and techniques to address challenges associated with low-carbon energy technologies. Okoroafor holds a PhD in energy resources engineering from Stanford University. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, she was a principal reservoir engineer at SLB for 13 years. Her research encompasses geothermal reservoir engineering, carbon dioxide storage and utilization, geologic storage of hydrogen, and reservoir geomechanics. She is an SPE 2023–2024 Distinguished Lecturer.