Ezekiel Yusuf Yenne

Ezekiel Yusuf Yenne


Integrating Gravity and Magnetic Data with Remote Sensing in Structural Modelling of the Middle and Lower Benue Trough, Nigeria

I am a PhD student at the University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment working with Chris Green and Taija Torvela. My research is focused on modelling the structural architecture of the Lower and Middle Benue Trough of Nigeria using gravity/magnetic and remote sensing techniques for hydrocarbon target. I have a Bachelor's degree in Geology and Mining from the University of Jos, Nigeria and a Master of Technology degree in Applied Geology (Remote Sensing/Geophysics) from the Federal University of Technology, Akure in Nigeria. I am a researcher at the Department of Geology, University of Jos, Nigeria and worked as a field geoscientist during the acquisition of gravity, magnetic and geochemical data of the Benue Trough for Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL) of the NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) from 2015 to 2017.

The research is funded by Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) of Nigeria.

Awards Received:

2017 - Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) PhD Overseas scholarship
2006 - Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited ( EPNL - OML 130) Merit Scholarship
2005 - Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and  Chevron Nigeria Limited (NNPC/CNL) National University Scholarship 


Research interests

My research interest is focused on the application of potential fields (gravity and magnetics) and remote sensing in frontier basins for;

  • Characterisation of regional geological structures
  • Basement framework delineation
  • 2-D and 3-D geological and structural modelling
  • Lithospheric and thermal state analyses

Research group

Basin structural Group

Research Institutes


  • Institute of Applied Geoscience and Institute of Geophysics & Tectonics


  • BSc, Geology & Mining ,University of Jos
  • MTech, Applied Geology, Federal University of Technology, Akure