Moses Ekpolomo

Moses Ekpolomo

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Graduate Teaching Assistant (Dept. of European & International Studies) King's College London 2015-Present 

Teaches Foundations of economics analysis to undergraduates;

Principles of macroeconomics;

 Principles of international economics;

Organising three groups seminars and workshops;

 Examining the core issues and debates in international economics;

Communicating the evolving character of international economics from diverse perspectives, with a particular emphasis on questions of public concern in both fiscal and monetary policy practice; and

Helping students acqiure the main skills, academic and otherwise, necessary for successfully completing the BA in International Relations                            



Research Associate & PHD Candidate

European Centre for Energy & Resource Security [EUCERS] January 2011-2015

Research Centre at the Department of War & Defence Studies, King's College London. Global Consultant in Energy Security and Natural Resources Management.

              Intern at IHS Jane's Intelligence September 2012-December 2012 (4months)

Researcher and Analyst in Defence, Risk & Security Consulting ( Defence Armaments and Procurement procedures, Cyber Crime, Protection of Energy Infrastructure and Risk Assessment in conflict prone environment).

             Special Advisor (Shell Petroleum Development Corporation of Nigeria January 2009-10

Public Relation Officer in Negotiation and Native Representative to local communities in Niger Delta of Nigeria. Role: Security management for the protection of Oil and Gas Infrastructural Networks, Crisis Management, Development of Social Programs and Infrastructure, Defence Armament & Intelligence Estimates, International & National Security; and Risk Assessment.


Defence Armaments and Intelligence Estimates: UK, Russia, USA and China April 2013

Publisher: LAMBERT Academic Publishing-ISBN 978-3-659-39545-1

South China Sea: The New Persian Gulf? June 2012

Publisher: Defence iQ Military Journal Quarterly Review.

Research interests

                                Energy Security and Natural Resources Conflict

My research interest includes: Oil and Gas Infrastructure Security, Offshore and Onshore, Maritime Terrorism, Crisis Management, Operational Security, Sustainable Management of Social Projects and Commercial Energy Companies Security in a dangerous environment. Also Consultancy on reducing the impact of corruption on oil and gas companies operations to ensure you continue to win business and can continue to operate in a high risk region.

Research interests

My Thesis Title is: Instbaility and Dynamics of Natural Resources Conflict in the Niger Delta of Nigeria-Energy Security in Unstable World

As the purpose of this study is to know what factors are responsible for the instability and violence conflict in Niger Delta of Nigeria. First. this study is differed from previous research in the sense that it's not only resource curse perspective that can fully explain conflict in Africa countries. Beyond such interrogation of the "Dutch Disease Theory", this study will get to the core of what is really internal resource nationalism that obscure rather than promote an accurate understanding of the roots and wider ramifications of violent conflict in the oil and gas region (Niger Delta) of Nigeria by addressing the issues of ethnicity, Militias groups, cultural diversity, political/economic power struggle and ownership of land in resource mining space.

Research interests

My aim and objective is to provide advisory support for multinational corporations investing in conflict prone regions; consultancy on how to manage earth resources efficiently by constantly monitoring and updating all major oil and gas development; changes in the extractive industry in different countries of interest in project associated with energy security, project finance, tax systems and legislations. Providing feedbacks to clients seeking advise on security of energy infrastructure and investment in emerging markets. Finally, managing third party integrity, corruption risks and due diligence when operating or investing in emerging markets in developing economies. Also, exchanging information in energy security intelligence through research findings of procurement procedures; risk assessment and compliance in Joint Venture (JV), Production Sharing Constract (PSC), Risk Contract in Sub-Sahara Africa.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Energy Security, War Studies Research, King's College London

11 Jan 20111 May 2015

Award Date: 1 May 2015

Master of Arts, The Pros and Cons of UK Energy Security Policy, Diplomatic Academy of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Bachelor of Social Science, Understanding Cities: Transnational Network and Political Economy of South-East Asia, Open University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008


  • JZ International relations
  • Intelligence & International Security


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