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Top 5 Polytechnics for Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum engineering deals with activities that are associated with the production of hydrocarbons.

Crude oil or natural gas are examples of hydrocarbons.

Petroleum engineering is an area of engineering concerned with the processes that enable the development and exploitation of crude oil and natural gas fields and the technical study, computer modeling, and forecasting of future production performance.

Drilling, producing, processing, and transporting gaseous and liquid hydrocarbon products and the related economic and regulatory considerations are all concerns of the petroleum engineer, whose goal is to extract gaseous and liquid hydrocarbon products from the earth.

Here are the top five (5) polytechnics that study petroleum engineering:

1. Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun

A picture of the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun

Petroleum Training Institute (P.T.I.) is a federal government-owned institution founded in 1973. It was founded as a prerequisite for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)’s membership with the aim of training indigenous middle-level manpower to meet the demands of the oil and gas industry in search of more labour force.

Petroleum Training Institute awards National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (ND) certificates and General Welding Certificates.

Some of the departments in Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, include:

Electrical Engineering

Petroleum & Natural Gas Processing

Mechanical Engineering

Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences

Petroleum Marketing and Business Studies

2. Yaba College of Technology

A picture of Yaba College of Technology

Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) is a government-owned polytechnic founded in 1947.

Located in Yaba, Lagos State, YABATECH is the first higher educational institution to establish a Centre for Entrepreneurship Development.

Yaba College of Technology offers Mineral and Petroleum Engineering.

3. Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti

A picture of Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti
Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti

Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti is a federal government owned and managed institution of higher learning situated in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

The polytechnic offers programmes such as mineral resources and engineering technology, civil engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, and a host of others.

4. Kwara State Polytechnic

Logo of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin

Kwara State Polytechnic is a state-funded and managed tertiary institution founded by the then Military Governor of Kwara State, Col. David Bamigboye, in 1973.

It is situated in the capital of Kwara State, Ilorin.

5. Federal Polytechnic of Oil and Gas, Bonny

Logo of the Federal Polytechnic of Oil & Gas, Bonny

Federal Polytechnic of Oil & Gas, Bonny, is a federal government-owned polytechnic situated in Rivers State. The polytechnic aims at becoming a top institution that creates skilled manpower to Nigeria and Africa’s oil and gas industry.

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has officially accredited the Federal Polytechnic of Oil & Gas Bonny, Rivers State, as one of the recognized polytechnics in Nigeria.

O’ Level Requirements for Petroleum Engineering in Nigeria

Candidates wishing to study Petroleum Engineering in the polytechnic must obtain credit passes in the courses (listed below) at O’ Level (WAEC, NABTEB, NECO, GCE):

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Another science course.

UTME Requirements for Petroleum Engineering in Nigeria

Candidates wishing to study Petroleum Engineering in the polytechnic should apply for these UTME subject combinations:

  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Chemistry
  • Physics


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