UNIPORT PGD in Petroleum Tech (PGDPT) Form 2021/2022

UNIPORT PGDPT Admission Form 2021/2022: University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS) Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Petroleum Technology (PGDPT) Admission Form, Requirements, Duration, Method of Application, Mode of Study and Examination, Application Fees, Aptitude Test/ Oral Interview Dates, Application Deadline for 2021/2022 Academic Session.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Petroleum Technology (PGDPT) of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) at the Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS).

The Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS) offers programme for sustainable development of the petroleum industry. The postgraduate programme 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/TEPNG JV, is to improve the technical competence and skills of graduates from the communities in which they operate to make them 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 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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.

RECOMMENDED: UNIPORT M.Sc in Petroleum Engr. & Project Devel. Form 2021/2022.


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)
  • Completed hardcopy Application Forms must be returned to the Director, Institute of Petroleum Studies, University of Port Harcourt.
  • Aptitude Test: To be determined.
  • Oral interview: To be determined
  • Names of short-listed candidates will be displayed on IPS website: www.ipsng.org
  • Enquiries, +234 (0)8037045972 or e-mail: [email protected]

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

For enquires please call +234 9090624900 or email Officer: [email protected]/

Academic activities for the session will start in September, 2020.


Completed hard copy Application Forms must be returned to the Admission Officer, Institute of Petroleum Studies, University of Portharcourt on or before July 2022.