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DPR Threatens Sanctions

Monday, July 22, 2019

Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) threatened to sanction oil companies for not uploading their respective oil production data on the DPR platform. Ahmad Shakur, acting director of the department, gave the warning at a sensitization workshop organized by DPR on the National Production Monitoring System (NPSM) for oil and gas operators in Lagos.

According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), about 75 compliance officers from the oil and gas firms attended the workshop.

Shakur, represented by Akpomudjere Okiemute, Assistant Director, Management Branch of Upstream Sector of DPR, said the purpose was to ensure full compliance to production and export data. Shakur said that a collective platform would deepen stakeholders’ understanding of the operations and relevance of NPMS to the public.

“The NPMS is a web-based platform that provides rapid and efficient electronic data collection database and reporting system which replaced the paper-based reporting,” he said.