with state of the art facilities to
provide for the petroleum and allied
sectors, world-class education,
training, research, consultancy and
The Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE), Delta State, Nigeria was established in March 2007 under a Federal Government of Nigeria initiative to build a specialized University to produce unique high level manpower and relevant expertise for the Oil & Gas sector in Nigeria and worldwide.
At first, it occupied the PTI Conference centre, Effurun Delta state, which is few kilometres away from the permanent site. The new site covered large hectares of land generously leased by the chiefs and people of Uviwe kingdom.
FUPRE is the first of its kind in Africa and it is destined to be the premier international institution-of-choice with the state-of-the-art facilities to provide the petroleum and allied sectors, world class education, training, research, consultancy and extension services.
FUPRE organise its academic activities along college lines. Under this arrangement, related Departments are grouped to form a College without an intervening tier of faculties.
Colleges are by no means self-sufficient as the University encourage inter-disciplinary approach to all its teaching and research activities.
To create top quality human resource in order to enhance the local content in the Oil & Gas and Energy industry of the country.
To design, develop and deliver cutting edge education and training programmes for professionals in the industry.
To engage in research, consultancy and development activities in all technical and managerial aspects of the Oil & Gas sector.
To take the leadership role in promoting the economic development of the immediate community and the society at large through specific education, training and outreach activities.
The motto of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources is Excellence and Relevance.
Excellence is to be reflected in every aspect of activities/sectors of FUPRE – excellent students, quality staff, excellent graduates, quality working and living environment.
Relevance connotes the commitment of the University to the task of meeting the needs of the community, the nation and the world at large.