ABAM, Dr. Tamunoene Kingdom Simeon

Born Thursday, July 4, 1957

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria




Kingdom , Simeon

B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D

Gender: Male
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  • Single
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State of Origin: Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
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Profession Geologist , University teacher , Administrator
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Previous Appointments:

Appointed Well Head, Operator/Maintenance Officer, Nigeria Agip Oil, 1976;
Field Geologist, Nigerian Mining Corporation, Jos, 1980-81;
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Geosciences and Space Technology, Port Harcourt, 1981-89, 1994-96;
Demonstrator, Civil Engineering and Engineering Geology, Imperial College, University of London, England, 1985-87;
Principal Lecturer, Geotechnical Surveying/Acting Director, Computer Centre, Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori, 1990-94;
Member, Rivers State Government Sub-Committee on Industrial Pollution, since 1991
Acting Director, Road Research Department, Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute, 1997;
Consultant, Niger Delta Environmental Surveys, Lagos, since 1998;

Member, Nigerian Association of Engineering Geologists;
Member, Nigerian Ecological Society, 1983-84;
Member, Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society.


Member, International Association of Hydrological Sciences;
Member, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission;
Member, New York Academy of Sciences;
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1993

Co-author, Construction and Performance of River Bank Protection Structure in the Niger Delta, Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, France, Vol. XXIII, No. 4, 499-506, 1986; Control of Channel Bank Erosion using Permeable Groins, Journal of Environmental Geology and Water Sciences, Springer-Verlag, Germany, Vol. 22, 21-25, 1993;
Co-author, Utilisation of Marginal Lands for Construction Purposes in Niger Delta, Bulletin of the International Association of Engineering Geology, France, No. 48, 5-14, 1993;
Evaluating the Stability of Alluvial Channel Banks, Journal of Mining and Geology, Vol. 30, No. 2, 265-270, 1994;
Factors Affecting the Performance of Permeable Groins in Channel Bank Erosion Control, Environmental Geology, Springer International, Germany, Vol. 26, 53-56, 1995;
Co-author, Local Engineering Practices of Erosion Control in the Coastal Areas of the Niger Delta, Environment Geology, 31(3/ 4), Springer-Verlag, 231-235, 1996;
Genesis of Channel Bank Overhangs in the Niger Delta and Analysis of Mechanisms of Failure, Journal of Geomorphology, No. 18, 151-164, 1997;
Co-author, Penetration Testing in the Highly Stratified Sediments of the Niger Delta, Journal of Mining and Geology, Vol. 33, No. 1, 7-14, 1997;
Co-author, Geotechnical Quality and Foundation Construction Management of Petroleum
Storage Facilities, Proc. of 8th Congress IAEG, Vancouver, Canada, 1998;
Co-author, Foundation Improvement in Marginal Lands for Housing Construction in the
Coastal Areas of Nigeria, Journal of Construction and Materials Technology, 1998.

Designed and constructed an extendable hand penetrometer for measuring insitu penetration resistance and undrained shear strength, exhibited at the National Science and Technology Week, 1990 in Port Harcourt and in all Nigerian Polytechnics; Technological Exposition at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, 1991.

13, Captain Amangala Street, P.O. Box 9528, Port Harcourt, Rivers

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