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Petroleum and Gas Engineering

Course ID
Petroleum and Gas Engineering (PGE)

B.Eng in Petroleum and Gas Engineering 

Programme Philosophy
The world’s population is growing at an alarming rate. Most of the growth takes place in developing countries including Africa. There is therefore the need to expand the present agricultural production in a sustainable manner. There are other complex problems in housing, transportation, production of goods, renewable energy, crime and security, environmental pollution all facing the growing population. There is also need to step up new discoveries in biology, bio technology  and other fields, which require Engineering solutions. These solutions should be done in line with globalization and the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Artificial Intelligence, robotics and other emerging technologies at the same time ensuring local content and the protection of the environment. The curriculum developed along with the new National Universities Commission (NUC) Core Curriculum Minimum Academic Standard (CCMAS) is aimed at producing young Engineers that are equipped with modern Engineering knowledge and skills to tackle these challenges in design, production, maintenance and management so as to place mankind in continual and sustainable development.
The program’s philosophy is guided by the following core values:
  1. Technical excellence
  2. Sustainability
  3. Social responsibility
  4. Collaboration
  5. Innovation
  6. Lifelong learning
Core Courses
1. Drilling Engineering: This course covers the principles and practices of drilling oil and gas wells, including well planning, drilling fluids, and drilling operations.
2. Reservoir Engineering: This course focuses on the analysis and modeling of oil and gas reservoirs, including reservoir characterization, fluid flow, and reserve estimation.
3. Petroleum Production Operations: This course covers the production phase of oil and gas fields, including well completion, production optimization, and surface facilities.
4. Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics: This course covers the fundamental principles of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, including energy balances, phase behaviour, and fluid flow in pipes and pipelines.
5. Petroleum Economics and Project Evaluation: This course covers the economic analysis of oil and gas projects, including project evaluation, risk analysis, and investment decision-making.
These courses provide a solid foundation in the technical and economic aspects of petroleum and gas engineering, and are essential for a career in the oil and gas industry.
Duration of Completion

The B.Eng in Petroleum and Gas Engineering programme is designed to be completed in a standard duration of four years, consisting of academic coursework, practical training, and a final year project.



  1. Petroleum Engineer: Petroleum Engineers work in the oil and gas industry, overseeing the production and development of oil and gas resources.
  2. Drilling Operations Superintendent: This role involves supervising drilling operations, ensuring safety and efficiency.
  3. Technical Sales Engineer: Technical Sales Engineers sell technical products and services, such as drilling equipment and engineering services.
  4. Reservoir Engineer: Reservoir Engineers analyze and model oil and gas reservoirs to optimize production and recovery.
  5. LACT Unit Operator: LACT (Lease Automatic Custody Transfer) Unit Operators manage the transfer of oil and gas from production facilities to pipelines or storage tanks.
  6. Process and Environment Manager: Process and Environment Managers oversee the safe and efficient operation of oil and gas processing facilities, while minimizing environmental impact.
  7. Planning Analyst: Planning Analysts analyze data and develop plans to optimize oil and gas production and operations.
  8. Territory Manager: Territory Managers oversee sales and operations in a specific geographic area.
    Sales Representative: Sales Representatives sell technical products and services to oil and gas companies.
  9. Business Development Executive: Business Development Executives identify new business opportunities and develop strategies to pursue them.

Basic Admission Requirements and Expected Duration of the Programmes

Candidates can be admitted into any of the degree programmes in Science by one of the following three ways:

  1. The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
  2. Direct Entry
  3. Inter-University Transfer

UTME Entry Mode

The minimum academic requirement is credit level passes in five (5) subjects at O’Level innationally recognised examination including English Language, Mathematics and three other Science subjects which are relevant to the intended programme at not more than two sittings. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with relevant subject combination is also required for admission into 100 Level.

Direct Entry Mode

Candidates seeking admission into a programme in Science through Direct Entry must havepasses at GCE ‘A’ Level/IJMB or its equivalent in a minimum of two (2) Science subjects relevant to the intended programme to be considered for admission into 200 Level. This isin addition to fulfilling the requirement of a minimum of credit level passes in five (5) relevant subjects at ‘O’ Level as indicated above.

Inter-University Transfer Mode

Students can transfer into 200-Level courses provided they have the relevant qualifications.Universities are to certify that students meet the minimum requirements for the Inter- University Transfer.

Minimum Duration

The minimum duration of science programmes is four (4) academic sessions for candidates whoenter through the UTME Mode. Direct Entry candidates admitted into the 200 level of their programmes will spend a minimum of three (3) academic sessions.