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In 2010, the Centre for Petroleum Geosciences was established. The training of world class petroleum  Geoscientists has become a major challenge in Africa.  A recent survey showed that geophysics as a discipline is dying in Africa.  The University of Witwatersrand (WITS), one of the few schools of earth sciences has closed its programme in Geophysics


The field of Geosciences is becoming increasingly sophisticated in technology and software applications.  Our Universities are ill-equipped and under-funded to cope with these challenges.  This concern led to the Alliance for Earth Sciences, Engineering & Development in Africa (AESEDA) initiative pioneered by the Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Back home, the need for an industry-oriented Centre where industry experts would be actively involved in the admission process, curriculum development to suit the needs of industry, emerging technologies and software, course delivery and evaluation, field trips, field development (team) and industrial (individual) project supervision, quality control, seminars and Industry Advisory Committee became overwhelmingly necessary hence the establishment of the Centre for Petroleum Geosciences. The MacArthur Foundation sponsors the programme.

Download 2017/2018 CPG Admission Application Form.


  • After reading through the advertorial on this website, You may download the application form.
  • Fill the form appropriately and then make a payment through etranzact in favour of Centre for Petroleum Geosciences in any of the these bank, First Bank, Access Bank, Fidelity Bank, UBA, FCMB and ECO Bank.
  • Scan the already filled form as well as the evidence of payment using your personal email address to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • If you need clarification or wish to make further enquiry kindly call Dr. Acra Jones on 08063888274 or Mrs. Virginia Naanen on 08061252103