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I am an indepedent geoscientist with a background in Oil and Gas. About 80% of what I do comes directly from my recent study at UWA. It was through UWA that I was first exposed to the mining sector and to the mining side of geoscience. I had zero knowledge of the industry before my study.

My connection with the School of Earth Sciences continues after graduation and I just got an offer to be a casual tutor with the School, an opportunity directly associated with my study there.

Maximising potential 

I have a passion for learning and helping people maximise their potential. I hate to see people suffering for lack of a good mentor, tutor or coach. By making myself easily accessible across several different support networks, I can be more available to make a difference to more people in need. UniMentor is one such forum that helped me and showed the potential of mentoring to make a difference. 

UniMentor makes student life easier  

The UniMentor program is very important in so many ways. It helps new students to settle in; it helps both mentees and mentors in time management and relationship development; it helps in developing interpersonal skills and team player skills which are essential in career advancement. It is a very good program that can keep students from making common mistakes due to lack of adequate information. It exposes mentees to Perth culture and to places useful for living happily in WA. And so on. I mean, the importance is endless in my view.


Olaoluwa is a Chevron trained Geoscientist with 10 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry. He has expertise in oil  and gas block acquisition, exploration, development and production in several petroleum provinces of the world including the Niger Delta. In February 2018, he earned a two-year Master of Geoscience from the UWA. In 2002 he earned a five-year Bachelor of Technology in Applied Geology from the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA). He received a Diploma in Project Management and Cert. IV in Workplace Health and Safety in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Mr Ibilola is a member of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG), African Professionals of Australia (APA), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG), Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), Project Management Institute (PMI) Lagos, Nigeria Chapter and Project Management Institute Inc (PMI).