DPR charges oil and gas laboratory practitioners on quality


The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has charged laboratory operators in the oil and gas industry on quality, saying reports and data emanating from their operations are used for policy guides and decision-making, The Guardian reports.

The DPR’s Director, Mordecai Ladan who gave this charge at the second Stakeholders’ Laboratory Workshop in Lagos, noted that as much as it is desired for Nigerian content development to drive the oil and gas sector, the issue of quality should not be compromised.

The DPR boss maintained that environmental investigations, data and reports from these laboratories guides policy formulations as well as informed project design with far reaching effects on the ecosystem and human lives. Ladan, who was represented by the Head, Safety Health and Environment, DPR, Sibeudu Caroline, added that inaccurate results could also lead to wrong critical industry decisions.