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Petroleum Engineering University in Nigeria

There are four petroleum Engineering universities in Nigeria which are University of Benin, University of Port Harcourt, University of Lagos and University of Ibadan. The contact details are listed below.

University of Benin

Address: Ugbowo-Lagos Road

Ugbowo, PMB 1154

Benin City, Edo State


Website: http://www.uniben.edu/

VC’s Office: 07098811694

Registrar: 07098805057

Student Affairs: 07098811695


Institute of Petroleum Studies, University of Port Harcourt


The mission of the Institute of Petroleum Studies is to meet the needs of the petroleum industry through a commitment to excellence in training, applied research, continuing education and capacity building. The vision of the Institute of Petroleum Studies is to become the foremost international Centre of Excellence in Petroleum Geosciences & Technology, Petroleum Economics & Management, and Petroleum Policy & Strategic Studies in Africa.

Contact Information

IPS Park, PMB 2 Choba, Port Harcourt. River State Nigeria.

IFP School/IFP Training 232 Avenue Napoleon Bonaparte 92852 Rueil Malmaison France.

Tel: (33) 01 47 52 60 00 Fax: (33) 01 47 52 70 41 www.ifp.fr

For enquiries, please contact

Phone: (234) 084-486-150 (IPS Park)

(234) 084-760-222 (Delta Park)

Fax: (234) 084-486-442
Website: http://www.ipsng.org/


University of Lagos

The Department was established in October 1973 with an intake of fifteen students for the three-year Bachelor of Science Honours Degree course with the GCE A-Level entry qualification. This pioneer set graduated in June 1976. The programme had since then been modified to one which leads to the Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering in five years with the Senior Secondary School Certificate or GCE O-Level certificate as entry qualification; or four years with the GCE A-Level entry qualification. In the last eight years the Department has been admitting into the second year, students from the University of Lagos Diploma II (Foundation) program. The current yearly students’ intake averages one hundred.


Information Point (24-Hour Helpline)

Information Unit

Senate House


Phone:07061996033, 07043571876, 07043571878, 07043571879, 07043571391

Fax: 234-1-4932667

Website: http://www.unilag.edu.ng/departmentdetail.php?sno=10&parentid=15

Email: informationunit@unilag.edu.ng


University of Ibadan





There is one petroleum Engineering university in Nigeria which is University of Benin. The contact details are listed below.

University of Benin

Address: Ugbowo-Lagos Road

Ugbowo, PMB 1154

Benin City, Edo State


Website: http://www.uniben.edu/

VC’s Office: 07098811694


Student Affairs: 07098811695

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  • victor georgeson July 7, 2011, 6:10 am

    I studied Petroleum Engineering in Federal University of Technology Owerri and graduated with a Second Class Upper. I did my Masters at University of Port Harcourt but my grade is not sufficient to enable me proceed for a Doctorate Degree.
    My ambition is to obtain a PhD in Petroleum Engineering preferrably in Strategic Oil and Gas Management/Economics. How do I achieve this ?

    • Shayne Coleman July 8, 2011, 2:52 am

      I personally think that you should contact the university that you are looking for. Tell them what your passion is. So you need to work hard to persuade them. Once they say what to do, you just follow. Each university may require additional information besides Toefl, GMAT, etc.

      Hopefully, you can learn PhD program in Petroleum Engineering.


  • Mr. Linus Akesa July 21, 2011, 10:27 pm

    Hi, Mr Coleman. Tanx for the info posed on your web, i find it very useful as i stumble on it while thinking of a good course for my son in the University. Am a young man in fourties, my son desire in studying Petrochdmical engineering but am afread of it prospect in future. I desire he study Marine engineering. Pls i need ur wise & experence council. Also the approprate univesity for him. Frm. Mr Linus Calabar.

    • Shayne Coleman July 22, 2011, 4:09 am

      The future of oil and gas industry is still good because there is no such thing replacing oil/gas right now. There are a lot of exploration and production. This is a good time to get into this industry.

      Shyne Coleman

  • ntsollani August 22, 2011, 7:25 pm

    Bonjour messieurs les responsables de l’université, sous votre respect je voudrais solliciter votre indulgence afin d’avoir les plus amples information . je suis titulaire d’un BAC “D” et
    étudiant en 5eme année “Option agronomie et foresterie” à l’université MARIEN NGOUABI Congo Brazzaville précisément à l’institut de développement rural, je suis en stage de fin de formation au centre de recherche de la foresterie du littoral avec pour thème évolution de la teneur et caractérisation de l’huile essentielle de xylopia aethiopica du Congo pendant le stockage, faisant de mes recherche j’ai retrouvé vos coordonnée raison pour laquelle je vous ai ecri espérant une bonne nouvelle, en vous sollicitant s’il y a une possibilité de subir une formation de géologie c’est à dire refaire ma formation de la première de licence année jusqu’en master et plus, car je m’aperçois que je me suis trompé de chemin et je veux reculer pour mieux sauté merci pour l’attention accordé en lisant mon message

  • Elsie August 24, 2011, 12:07 pm

    i really do appreciate and like the university. In all of it i like to study petroleum Engineering as a foreign students. so i wish to inquire if it is possible. And if it’s possible , what are the requirements?.

    • Shayne Coleman August 24, 2011, 5:42 pm

      Each university may require different document. It would be better, if you go to the website of the schools that you are interested in. In the school websites, information required for applying should be provided.

  • emmanuel September 4, 2011, 4:06 pm

    i must commend you for this very informative blog.. But i will like to point something out here.. In your list of petroleum engineering schools in nigeria, u stated that it was only in the university of benin that such is been offer. I will like to correct this misconception.. Below are list of schools that also offer this prestigious course:
    federal university of technology, owerri..
    University of ibadan
    university of port harcourt(where i graduated from but in gas engineering dept)
    university of lagos and ofcourse university of benin.. My list may not be exhaustive, but i hope this helps.. You can google this schools to get their various contacts.

  • osita solomon eze October 13, 2011, 9:47 am

    so futo don’t have petrolum engineering as a dept?

    • Shayne Coleman October 21, 2011, 7:50 pm

      I’ve tried to find out the information from futo but I cannot find it. Please let me know if futo has the petroleum engineering department.

  • DJIKPO January 2, 2012, 4:02 pm

    Je m’appel Hans DJIKPO Béninois. Je suis titulaire d’une maitrise en Géologie Fendamentale et Appliquée à Université d’Abomey Calavi. Actuellement je suis en stage à la Direction des Hydrocarbures et Autres Combustibles Fossiles. Mon souhais est de continuer mes études dans la Géologie Pétrolière dans l’une des Université d’ingénierie pétrolière au Nigéria.

  • Dennar Linda April 13, 2012, 8:02 am

    FUTO is one of the very good schools that offer Petroleum Engineering at undergraduate level and various specialist areas in post graduate level.I am very surprised that FUTO was not listed.FUTO has contributed immensely to the working population in the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria and Various Nations..I am a proud graduate of the Petroleun Engineering Department in the Federal University of Technology Owerri.

  • Ogbonnayah emmanuel April 17, 2012, 7:49 pm

    Pls my aspiration was to study in FUTO, but how can my admision be gained

  • Ogbonnayah emmanuel April 17, 2012, 7:50 pm

    Hi,wat is the cut of mark of FUTO interms of POST-UTME

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