This post contains what Petroleum Engineering is about, admission requirement to study Petroleum Engineering in Nigeria Universities, places one can work with a degree in Petroleum Engineering.


All JAMB and WAEC candidates who are interested in studying or having a career in Petroleum Engineering are hereby informed that JAMB and WAEC subject combination for Petroleum Engineering for 2019/2020 academic session has been released.

What is Petroleum Engineering about?

For you to have a better understanding about what Petroleum Engineering is about am going to break them into different parts concerning what they do,see below.

  1. Petroleum Engineers search the world for reservoirs containing oil and natural gas. On discovery of these resources they communicate with geologists and other specialists to understand the geologic formation and properties of the rock containing the reservoir, determine the drilling methods to be uses, and monitor drilling and production operations.
  2. Petroleum Engineers also find new ways to extract oil and gas from older wells.
  3. Petroleum Engineers design equipment and processes to achieve maximum and profitable recovery of oil and gas. They rely heavily on computer models to simulate reservoir performance using different recovery techniques.
Places Where One can work with a Degree in Petroleum Engineering?

If you want to pursue a career in petroleum engineering you should be aware about that the job of a petroleum engineer is not restricted to air-conditioned offices. Meaning that you have to be mentally and physically strong enough to endure long-distance travel, long stays and to bear uncertain weather conditions. Most petroleum engineers have to work in the fields except those who are responsible for analyzing the reports and recommending the field engineers and advising corporate decision-makers on whether to proceed or not.

That being said below contains various career opportunities in Petroleum Engineering;

  • Engineering Assistant
  • Sr. Application Sales Engineering-Chemicals
  • Design Engineer-Civil/ Structural
  • Technical Project Manager-Petroleum & Reservoir
  • Manager-Petrol Pump
  • Junior Engineering Assistant-Instrumentation
  • Engineer Trainee
  • Finance Executive & Operator
  • Customer Support Manager-Petroleum Segment
  • Sales and Marketing Manager-Petroleum Segment
  • Trainee Engineer-Process

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JAMB UTME Subject Combination For Petroleum Engineering?

For you to be on a safe side it is better if you aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic.

JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for Petroleum Engineering are

  1. Use of English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Physics

O level/WAEC Subject Combination For Petroleum Engineering?

The subjects needed to study Petroleum Engineering in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Petroleum Engineering must include:

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. English Language
  5. Any other Science subject
  6. A trade subject

List of Nigeria Universities Offering Petroleum Engineering.

Below contains various Universities in Nigeria that one can study Petroleum Engineering and they are as follows;

  1. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  2. Bauchi State University, Gadau
  3. Bayero University, Kano (BUK)
  4. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  5. Covenant University Ota
  6. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)
  7. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) with options in: (i) Drilling & Exploration Engr. Technology. (ii) Reservoir Eng. Tech. (iii) Natural Eng. Tech. (iv) Petroleum Production Eng.
  8. University of Ibadan (UI)
  9. Igbinedion University Okada (IBU)
  10. Madonna University, Okija (MU)
  11. Niger Delta University Yenagoa (NDU)
  12. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (OSUSTECH)
  13. River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
  14. University of Uyo (UNIUYO)

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Michael Etu

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