The department of petroleum engineering at the University of Ibadan (UI) is one of the oldest departments in Nigeria.
It was formally established in 1972 as one of the foundation departments of the faculty of technology and well equipped by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to perform as a frontline educational department.
However, CIDA folded up its program in Nigeria around 1975 and the facilities have been kept in reasonable working order by the federal government of Nigeria through the university.
The department has trained over 900 petroleum engineers for the Nigerian and global petroleum industry.
There are comprehensive books recommended to students by the department with focuses on economic and environmental safe production. These includes texts which ranges from detailed facts from 2010 BP oil spill to the fundamentals of engineering thermodynamics.
The course offered for this course in the university ranges from TPE 211 (introduction to petroleum engineering) to TPE 599 (project).
To scale through the five years of learning with good grades and be good ambassadors of the department, the textbooks are:
1. Fundamentals of Investing in Oil and Gas by Chris Termeer
2. Oil and Gas Production in Nontechnical language by Martin S Raymond
3. Enhanced Oil Recovery Field Case Studies by James J Sheng
4. The A to Z of Petroleum Industry by M S Vassiliou
5. Statistics for Petroleum Engineers and Geoscientists by Jerry Jensen, Patrick W and M Corbett
6. Introduction to Petroleum Engineering by John R Fanchi
7. Nontechnical guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration Drilling and Production by Norman Jhyne
8. Petroleum Production Systems by Michael J Economies, A Daniels Hills
9. From Oil to Gas by Shannon Zemlicka
10. Handbook of Oil Industry Terms and Phrases by R D Langenkamp
11. Petroleum Production Engineer: A computer assisted approach by Boyun Guo
However, the pattern of teaching in the department and faculty of technology at large is quite different as students are advice to read academic papers written by the lecturers taking those courses and other authorities on petroleum.
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Some of the materials include: “Physical chemistry” “ODE 1” “Mechanics” “Physical geology” which are mainly for 100l engineering students as well aa others which are “walpole”, “cengel”, “Matthew and Russell” “Vectorial analysis”, “ODE 2”, “Alegbra”, “Analysis for Non-Majors”, “probability and statistics."
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