Welcome to the Institute of Petroleum Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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altOil and Gas Companies need to

Increase reserves and improve production potential; be cost efficient by reducing findings cost and unit operating cost; improve life-cycle asset management and improve environmental friendliness of their operations.

Oil and Gas Companies can achieve these goals by using:
Best available technology and software, best operating practices and policies, best available resources.

The key to all these, is the quality and competence of the work force. This depends on its recruitment and professional training programme. The Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS) is poised to meet the training needs of the petroleum industry and contribute to sustainable development.

What Oil & Gas Companies can do?
Sponsor students for IPS operations-oriented programmes; Sponsor collaborative applied research to find innovative solutions to operational problems; Sponsor industry experts to teach in IPS as visiting Lecturers and Professors; Sponsor industry experts as Research Fellows in IPS; Create teaching and research professorial chairs for academicians and your retiring experts (who are not tired) to impart the wealth of their experience to young engineers; Sponsor Programmes and Centres of Excellence.


What are the benefits to Oil & Gas Companies?
Cost effective training; Recruitment of operations-ready graduates with international exposure and save cost of post-employment training; Competent and highly productive workforce; Cost efficiency in operations.

In line with our mission, IPS is poised to contribute to your corporate success and sustainable development through the following four core activities:

  • Graduate training,
  • Continuing professional education,
  • Applied research and
  • Capacity building
  • You are welcome to IPS, a Centre for Excellence!


Professor M.O. Onyekonwu
Director, Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS)