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Apply For UNIPORT Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology 2016/2017

UNIPORT with International Collaborative Sustainable Development Graduate Programme in partnership with Industry calls for application into Postgraduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology for 2016/2017 from qualified candidates that meet the requirements as described below.


UNIPORT/IFP France MSc. Petroleum Engineering & Project Development Programme 2016/2017

The Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS) offers programmes for sustainable development of the petroleum industry. 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 numerous field visits. Students are encouraged to live and work together, thus developing team spirit.

Programme: The aim of this operations-oriented Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology Programme sponsored by oil and gas producing/operating companies 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. It is designed for sustainable development of oil and gas producing communities.

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

  • Effectively use Petroleum Engineering software
  • Supervise the drilling of exploration and development wells and carry out drilling optimization programmes
  • Supervise, and evaluate well completion, work over and well stimulation programmes
  • Operate onshore and offshore oil and gas production facilities
  • Carry out well performance enhancement programmes

Duration: The duration of the programme shall be twelve (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.

Professional Certification: Students will be presented for Associate Environmental Practitioners (AEP) Certification (NREP, USA), Safety Certification (NISP, Nigeria) and Computer Competence Certifications.

Admission Requirements:

Candidates must possess a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) honours bachelor’s degree in any branch of Engineering or the physical/chemical sciences and should have completed their NYSC.

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 lecturers from the University of Port Harcourt (UniPort) Nigeria, and experts from the petroleum industry both in Nigeria and abroad.

Sponsorship: Candidates should 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)

How To Apply

Application is strictly online at www.ipsng.org/apply.

A non-refundable fee of Fifteen Thousand Naira (₦15, 000) will be required to be paid on line to start the application procedure.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: (Any change will be communicated by e-mail)

·Aptitude Test – Wednesday, 27th July, 2016

·Oral Interview – Date to be determined in August 2016

·Academic activities for the session will start in November 2016

Application Deadline

Completed hard copy Application Forms must be returned to The Director, Institute of Petroleum Studies, University of Port Harcourt, East West Road, PMB 2, UniPort Post Office, Choba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, West Africa on or before Friday, 15th July, 2016.

·Names of short-listed candidates will be displayed on the IPS Website www.ipsng.org.

·For enquires please call +234 8078391510 or email the Admissions Officer: [email protected]

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