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Session 2022/2023 Admission into Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology (PGDPT)



The Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS) offers programmes for sustainable development of the petroleum and energy industry.

The postgraduate programme is designed for the sustainable development of oil/gas and energy-producing host communities. The Institute provides a conducive learning environment, full internet access, a virtual library, and hands-on training using one computer per student. Students use state-of-the-art software, industry case studies and undertake field visits. 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/TotalEnergies, is to improve the technical competence and skills of graduates from the communities in which they produce to make them competitive for recruitment in the petroleum and energy industry. 
On completion of this programme, the graduates will among other skills, be able to:

  • Supervise drilling operations, design wells and carry out drilling optimization programmes
  • Supervise and evaluate well completion, workover and well simulation programmes
  • Operate onshore and offshore oil and gas production facilities
  • Carry out well performance enhancement programmes
  • Effectively use Petroleum Engineering software

Duration of Programme:

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

Award of Diploma:
At the end of the programme, successful students shall receive a Diploma in Petroleum Technology from 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, the Physical Sciences and Chemistry and should have completed their NYSC. There shall be a written test and oral screening to determine the suitability of candidates further.

Mode of Study and Examination:
The Mode of Study shall be Modular, and not Semester. Students are expected to take and pass all thought courses, field/laboratory work/visits, seminars 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 and energy industry both within and outside Nigeria.

Candidates may also be sponsored by operating companies, service companies, PTDF and other sponsoring agencies. (Note that sponsorship 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).

Method of Application:
Forms should be obtained online from www.ipsng.org/apply. A non-refundable fee of Twenty Thousand Naira (₦20,000) would be made online to complete the process. (Click on the button below this article to access the application form)

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

  • Deadline for submission of forms: Tuesday, November 8th, 2022.
  • Aptitude Test: Friday, November 11th, 2022.
  • Oral Interview: Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 at IPS Park, Uniport.
  • Names of short-listed candidates will be displayed on the IPS website
  • Short-listed candidates will also be contacted by e-mail

For inquiries, please call +234 909 0624 900 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 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