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ADMISSION INTO M.Sc. PROGRAMME IN PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCE FOR 2019/2020 SESSION

UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
CENTRE FOR PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCES


INTRODUCTION
The M.Sc. Petroleum Geoscience Programme is an excellent driven Oil and Gas sector support graduate programme of the University of Port Harcourt.

The Centre for Petroleum Geosciences (CPG) was established in 2011 to cater for the geoscience skill needs of the Petroleum Sector in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea.  CPG programme is of international standard and has evolved under a culture of excellence, global vision and professional skills to meet the ever-growing needs of the technology-driven industry. 

The Centre offers a conducive academic setting in a bold effort to encourage purposeful learning and research, which also includes field and operational facility visits.  The programme, as designed, encourages students’ team spirit and leadership skills by living together and working in teams.

UNIPORT’s effort at developing the Centre is driven by the critical national and regional need to further enhance the professional realm of the academic Master’s Degree Programme to provide graduates with requisite competence and adequate skills that can deliver the geoscience support needs of the Petroleum Industry.

The academic programme is delivered in modules, jointly by lecturers from the University of Port Harcourt and related academic settings, and also by experts from the Petroleum Industry both within and outside Nigeria.

On completion of this unique profession-driven Master’s Degree Programme, the graduates will among other skills, be able to:

•    Provide adequate geoscience inputs in the evaluation and management of Oil and Gas Fields.
•    Adapt effectively to use of modern techniques in operations, development and production geosciences.
•    Understand and know the state-of-the-art techniques in geoscience data acquisition, processing and interpretation.
•    Professionally coordinate and supervise well data gathering and interpretation.
•    Participate skillfully, and effectively interface in various Oil and Gas Field Review Programmes and Field Development Teams.

DURATION:  The duration of the programme is 12 calendar months of intensive full-time study.

AWARD OF DEGREE:  Successful students at the end of the programme shall receive a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Geoscience.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:  Students shall be prepared and presented for certification as Associate Environmental Professionals (AEP) by the National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP), USA and the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:  Candidates must possess a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree, Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in Geoscience, Petroleum and Gas Engineering or relevant Petroleum Geosciences related field, and should have completed their NYSC by December, 2018.  Consideration for admission may be given to sponsored company staff with a minimum of three (3) years relevant experience with Second Class Honours (Lower Division) Degree, but with a CGPA of at least 3.00 (on a 5.00 scale).

APPLICATION FEE:  A non-refundable application fee of twenty thousand naira (N21,000) will be required to be paid to Centre for Petroleum Geosciences (CPG) on-line through E-transact to start the admission process. The approved receiving bank for the payment is: United Bank for Africa (UBA) with the account details below:

Account Name:    Centre for Petroleum Geosciences
Account No.:        1019294619
Sort Code:        033211112
Branch:        Uniport.

Applicants may access the Form on-line from CPG Website, www.cpguniport.com and follow instruction for submission. They may also collect the Form in person and follow submission procedure. 

Important Dates To Remember (any change will be communicated by e-mail):

•    Completed Application Forms must be returned to the Director, Centre for Petroleum Geosciences, University of Port Harcourt, on or before Friday, 12th October, 2018.
•    Aptitude Test holds on Friday 26th October, 2019.  
•    Oral interview holds in Friday 26th October, 2019.  
•    Admitted candidates will be communicated and also names will be displayed on the CPG Website www.cpguniport.com on or before Friday 2nd November, 2018

Information for applicants may be obtained on www.uniport.edu.ng or CPG Office, University of Port Harcourt, via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applicants may also contact Acra Jones of CPG Office, on phone number 08063888274 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mrs. Virginia Naanen on phone number 08061252103 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


(Signed)
Mrs. Dorcas D. Otto
REGISTRAR
 

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