Coming from various background of engineering into petroleum world posed a lot of challenges to some students who had little or no background in petroleum engineering and even for those who studied petroleum as first degree.
The high and demanding expectations of the petroleum industry from its new employees put lots of pressure on young aspiring engineers just going to the industry.
Through affiliation of the institute to some of the world acclaimed Petroleum Service Companies in Nigeria, the institute has been able to acquire some high tech software used in the industry today for its training programme. The use of this software gives students the ability to solve complex problems and also keep them up to date with the industry there by increasing thier technical base, marketability and ability to fit in easily into the industry.
IPS impacts a broad, long-sighted and comprehensive training, which did not restrict students knowledge to the Niger delta region of Nigeria but enough knowledge to be able to cope with the peculiarities of the various petroleum regions of the world.
Our training is garnished lots of field trip sessions. This provided the opportunity to see how certain key operations are performed. Some of our past field trips includes visits to the Fugar area in Edo state and Okigwe in Imo state during the Geosciences modules. This gave a life view of sedimentary structures and how a classical reservoir evolves and occur.
The pursuit of excellence by the students of the institute of petroleum studies knew no bounds. The expectations of excellence from each and every student by our sponsors (EPNL & NNPC), IPS administration and our world-class lecturers are immensely tasking.