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The Centre for Gas, Refining & Petrochemical Technology has been established to train manpower to effectively manage the Gas, Refining and Petrochemical industry. The Centre when fully operational will be a research hub for refining activities as it will operate a pilot plant for experiments. It is hoped that the activities of the centre will not only help save funds expended on the importation of petroleum products but also help to bring indigenous expertise into the gas, refining and petrochemical industry.

The mission of the Centre is to meet the needs of the petroleum industry through a commitment to excellence in training, applied research, continuing education and capacity building.

The vision of the Centre for Gas, Refining and Petrochemicals is to become the foremost international Centre of Excellence in Petroleum Geosciences & Technology, Petroleum Economics & Management, and Petroleum Policy & Strategic Studies in Africa.

The culture of excellence in sustained learning, leadership, internationalism and professionalism advancement and propagation of knowledge in the petroleum industry.

The objective of the Centre is to be the industry training and research hub for refining activities as it will operate a pilot plant for experiments. The Institute also aims to serve as the facilitator of the Nigerian local content initiative.

CGRP Programmes

·MSc Programme in Refining and Petrochemical Technology

The aim of this Professional Refining and Petrochemicals programme is to provide graduates with broad based training required for sound refining and processing of crude oil. Crude oil and gas are of little use in their raw state. Their value lies in what is created from them: fuels, lubricating oils, waxes, asphalt and petrochemicals. A refinery is an organized and co-ordinated arrangement of manufacturing processes designed to produce physical and chemical changes in crude oil and natural gas. The programme will produce competent and industry ready Refining and Petrochemical processing graduates that will be fully prepared to work in the oil and gas industry at local and international levels.