Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 16:00
  • One of a kind

    One of a kind

    The Institute of Petroleum and Energy Studies, a Centre of Excellence in Africa.
  • Get a high-value education..

    Get a high-value education..

    ..that challenges you and then propels you into a high-impact career

  • Developing Skills

    Developing Skills

    Become a sought-after professional. Prepare yourself to unlock some of the best industry opportunities

  • Our tight-knit community

    Our tight-knit community

    The right environment for study and a vibrant life - the best of both worlds

  • Empower your dreams...

    Empower your dreams...

    Be Ready for the future. Be informed and increase your influence

    Latest News


    • IPS Career Fair 2022
      We are excited to invite you to the IPS Career Fair 2022. Theme: "Leveraging Opportunities for Young Engineers in the Oil and Gas Industry during the Transition."

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    • Petrofest 2022
      “Driving Reliable and Sustainable Energy Systems in Africa”

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    • Send-off Ceremony for Mr Francis Fusier
      The Institute of petroleum studies will be celebrating Mr. Francis Fusier on the 29th of July, 2022. Mr. Fusier has been a pillar in the institute since its inception. He served as the IFP Representative and the MSC Coordinator. He is often referred to as the IPS repository, having an offhand knowledge of virtually everything relating to the IPS.

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      Welcome to IPES

      The Institute of Petroleum and Energy Studies (formerly the Institute of Petroleum Studies) was established in 2003 in a unique collaboration between the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, the French Petroleum Institute or Institut français du pétrole (IFP), France, and the NNPC/Total E&P Nigeria Limited (now TotalEnergies) Joint Venture to meet the needs of the petroleum industry through a commitment to excellence in training, applied research, continuing education and capacity development.

      Why Study in IPES?A Multi-disciplinary ApproachPractical and Stimulating LearningExpanding OpportunitiesAn Outsanding FacultySupportive ClassmatesCondusive Learning Environment

      Teaching Responsibility




      IFP, France



      Benefits of studying in IPES

      01. Professional Certification
      Successful students at the end of the MSc programme shall receive a Masters' Degree jointly awarded by IFP School, France and the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. 
      Students will be presented for Associate Environment Practitioners (AEP) Certification (NREP, USA).
      02. Practical and Stimulating Learning
      The IPES Masters programme is taught jointly by lecturers from the University of Port Harcourt (Uniport), Nigeria, IFP School, France as well as experts from the petroleum industry within and outside Nigeria.
      Our curriculum is contemporary and research-intensive, focusing on the dynamic realities of the energy industry and the nature of the complexities to deal with – as new research results brings fresh material, which subjects classroom knowledge to constant review.
      03. Internship and Employment Opportunities
      IPES graduates have a 95% internship and employability rate in the oil and gas industry on graduation.
      Our specialised Career Service team help graduates find internships, placement, and continuing education. The service also includes helping with job applications and interviews.
      04. Free Learning for Post Graduate Diploma Students
      The Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology is offered free of charge to eligible candidates. This is part of TotalEnergies' corporate social responsibility to the states where her operations reside.

      Management Team

      Meet our Management Team

      • Dulu Appah

        Dulu Appah

      • Joseph Amieibibama

        Joseph Amieibibama

        Assistant Director/PGD Co-ordinator
      • Oluwafemi Oyedokun

        Oluwafemi Oyedokun

        IFP Rep/MSC Co-ordinator
      • Flora Amadi

        Flora Amadi

        Administrative Secretary
      • Abel Ejiowhor

        Abel Ejiowhor

      • Bernadette Ukaegbu

        Bernadette Ukaegbu


        Students Gallery

        Meet our lovely students


        • As a Well Engineer, I belong to multi-disciplinary project teams consisting of Geologists, Reservoir Engineers, Petro Physicists, etc. With my training in IPS, I am able to understand the work done by these colleagues. I can appreciate the uncertainties and risks that they identify in their scopes.

          Well Engineer, SPDCONYEDIKACHI Judith
          Judith Onyedikachi
        • IPS gave me an invaluable opportunity to be here today. It equipped me with the basic technical and soft skills to work in the industry. IPS imbibes you with discipline, good work ethics and collaborative skills which automatically gives you a head start that propels you beyond the reach of your contemporaries within and beyond the industry

          Process Engineer, TOTALEnergiesFASHOLA Rilwan
        • “Looking for a school that will revolutionize your thinking, behavioural pattern, and quest for knowledge? IPS is doing just that. IPS builds a complete oil and gas engineer and has launched me on a path to a successful career.”
          Graduate Trainee, Process and Flow Assurance, TOTALEnergiesGabriel ANWANA
          Gabriel ANWANA
        • My presentation and communication skills were greatly improved at IPS and has been a springboard for me. Resilience cannot be taken away from an IPS graduate who through tough study times persevered till the end
          Nigeria LNGDIBIAGWU Emmanuel Ugo
          DIBIAGWU Emmanuel Ugo
        • The IPS experience made me constantly strive to be a better version of myself (personally & professionally). It taught me that teamwork, commitment and consistency are keys to achieving goals. Nowadays, no matter how difficult a task or situation may seem, I believe it is possible to overcome.
          2018 ValedictorianETOH Jessica Onyekachi
          ETOH, Jessica Onyekachi
        • With dedicated and motivated tutors, updated knowledge base with industry exposure and a student community that fosters camaraderie and bonds that last far beyond the study period... IPS, without a doubt, is the best school i have studied at.
          Well Engineer, SPDCORJI Kosi Marian
          ORJI Kosi Marian

          Get in Touch

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          Detailed information, brochures and other forms can be mailed to you upon request. Send an email to info-ips@ipsng.org

          Become a student at IPES

          Please contact our Admission Office on +2349090624900 or email admissions@ipsng.org for information.

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          • Institute of Petroleum and Energy Studies,
          • East West Road,
          • P.M.B 2, Uniport Post Office, Choba,
          • Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
          • +2349090624900
          • info-ips@ipsng.org