THE DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES
What is DPR?
The Department of Petroleum Resources is the government regulatory body saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the safety of all operations in the oil and gas industry and other regulations that relate to the exportation and importation of petroleum products into the country.
The DPR was established in 1988 by the Petroleum (Drilling and Production (Amendment) Regulations 1988. DPR is one of the departments under the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and is responsible to the Ministry
What is the role of the DPR?
The functions of DPR include but are not limited to the following:
What is the structure of DPR?
The Director of Petroleum Resources is the head of DPR. He is empowered to formulate Regulations/Guidelines from time to time for the smooth and safe operations in the Oil and Gas Industry. This duty is discharged in collaboration with the heads of various departments in DPR. They are:
Who is the Head of DPR?
The Director of petroleum resources of Nigeria is the highest position in the DPR; the Director oversees and monitors all actions in the department. The current chairman of the DPR is Mr Mordecai Ladan. He has been in office from 2016 till date.
What sector does the Agency regulate?
The DPR is responsible for all affairs relating to the oil and gas industry (upstream, midstream and downstream).
What activities does the Agency regulate?
DPR is responsible for monitoring and overseeing activities that relate to production, importation and exportation of petroleum products to ensure safety and compliance with regulations.
What services does DPR provide?
All DPR’s processing and applications can be carried out on the portal. The portal offers the following services:
The guidelines on how to register various kinds of permits with DPR can be downloaded here
RELEVANT CONTACTS AND LINKS
Head Office: 7 Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island Lagos
Abuja Offices: 7, Sylvester Ugoh Crescent, Jabi,Abuja.
Port Harcourt Office: 4 -9, Moscow Road. NNPC, Port Harcourt.
Warri Office: 19/21, Warri Sapele Road.
Kaduna Office: 24, Gobarau Road, GRA, Kaduna.
Owerri Office: 1, Chief Patrick Esomonu Avenue, Owerri, Imo State.
If you need any help accessing services from DPR, you may request our services via our portal or send us an email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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