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Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology (PGDPT)

The aim of the operations-oriented Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Technology Programme sponsored by Total to date, is to improve the technical competence and skills of graduates from the communities in which we 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.


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

What you'll Learn
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


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.


Candidates should be sponsored by operating companies, service companies, PTDF and other sponsoring agencies.

Award of Degree

Successful students at the end of the programme shall receive a Diploma of the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Students will be presented for Associate Environmental Practitioners (AEP) Certification (NREP, USA), Safety Certification (NISP, Nigeria) and Computer Competence Certifications.

Application is strictly online

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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@ipes.uniport.edu.ng