Session 2018/2019 Admission into Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology (PGDPT)

Posted March 16, 2018
Category Admission
Choba, Nigeria.
             Session 2018/2019 Admission into Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology  (PGDPT)


The  Institute  of  Petroleum  Studies  (IPS)  offers  programmes  for  sustainable  development  of  the  petroleum industry.
It is designed for sustainable development of oil and gas producing host communities.

The Institute provides a conducive learning environment, full Internet access, virtual library and hands-on training
using one computer per student.

Students use State- of- the- art software, industry case studies and undertake field visit.
Students are encouraged to live and work together, thus developing team spirit.


The aim of this operations-oriented Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology programme,
sponsored by NNPC/TOTAL E&P JV, is to improve the technical competence and skills of graduates from the communities in which
they operate to make them effective and competitive for recruitment in the petroleum industry.  

On completion of this programme, the graduates will among other skills, be able to:

  • Effectively use Petroleum Engineering Software
  • Supervise drilling operations, develop wells and carry out drilling optimization programmes
  • Supervise, and evaluate well completion, Workover and well stimulation programmes
  • Operate onshore and offshore oil and gas production facilities
  • Carry out well performance enhancement programmes


The duration of the programme shall be 12 calendar months of intensive full time study.

Award of Diploma:

Successful students, at the end of the programme, shall receive a Diploma of the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Admission Requirements:  

Candidates must possess a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division), Bachelor’s Degree in any branch of Engineering and the Physical/Chemical Sciences and should have completed their NYSC.
There shall be written test and oral screening to further determine suitability of candidates.

Mode of Study and Examination:

The Mode of Study shall be Modular, and not Semester. Students are expected to offer and pass all taught courses,
field/ Laboratory work/visits, seminar and team/ individual industrial projects. Weekly examinations will be administered.

Course Delivery:

The students are taught by instructors from the University of Port Harcourt (Uniport) Nigeria, and experts from the petroleum industry both within and outside Nigeria.


Candidates  may also  be  sponsored  by  operating  companies,  service  companies,  PTDF  and  other  sponsoring agencies.
(Note that sponsorship of candidate(s) by any of the participating companies does not guarantee recruitment of such candidate(s) into their Employment at the end of the programme)

Application Fee:

  • A non-refundable application fee of Fifteen Thousand Naira (#15, 000) in certified bank draft shall be made payable to the Institute of Petroleum Studies, University of Port Harcourt.
  • Applicants should include a pre-paid FedEx envelope with the draft and collect the form in person. Forms can be obtained online from IPS website and also make payment online.
  • Application is strictly online at

 Important Dates to remember: (Any changes will be communicated by e-mail)

  •  Completed  hard copy Application  Forms  must  be  returned  to  the  Director,  Institute  of  Petroleum  Studies, University  of  Port Harcourt on or before July 13, 2018.
  •  Aptitude Test: July 25, 2018.
  •  Oral interview:  August 22, 2018 at IPS Park.
  • Names of short-listed candidates will be displayed on IPS website:
  • Short-listed candidates will also be contacted by e-mail  .
  • For enquiries, please call +234 (0)9090624900 or e-mail: