More compliance with process safety implementation in upstream oil sector – DPR

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The Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources, (DPR), Mr. Mordecai Ladan, has stated that process safety implementation in the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry has witnessed relative compliance, when compared with the downstream sector, THISDAY reports.

He disclosed this recently at the Process Safety Seminar 2017 organised by the Nigeria Society of Chemical Engineers (NSCHE) in collaboration with the DPR.  He explained that process safety is an integral part of operation in DPR’s facilities and in the sector as a whole. The DPR Director called for increased safety measures in the handling and maintenance of oil and gas facilities to promote efficiency in the sector.

Represented at the conference by the Head of Safety, Health and Environment, Mrs. Cordelia Sibeudu, Ladan noted that the major focus of the sector is to ensure optimal production and distribution of crude oil and petroleum products in a safe and orderly manner using a healthy workforce. He stressed that by pursuing the policy of optimal production of crude oil, the industry is better positioned to generate the much needed revenue for government and create jobs.