The Episode 106 of the SERVICOM help desk Radio programme had as it guest the representative of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). The National Coordinator /Chief Executive of SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli, accompanied by Mrs Henrietta and Mr Tony were in the studio the second day of the programme. The NC appreciated the Ordinary President and the Brekete family.
Mr Babatunda olaleyun in the basinal assessment and lease administration section (BALA) said for any one coming from outside the country to do business, we have up stream, downstream and midstream. Before you can drill oil in Nigeria you need to have an oil block, it’s about 1,295 kilometres which sometimes cuts across states. For you to have an oil well you must have an oil block. Oil block is awarded during lice sensing round by the government and if you bid and win, you will be given an oil block. The last announcement for oil block was in year 2007 which is at the prerogative of the President.
Mr Preye Alagoa in the Upstream division said his division handles the inside and outside of petroleum activities. Once oil is discovered in or outside the shore, we will license the companies that will produce it. We call them to account annually. Engineer Husani Basaka of the engineering and standard division said they look into the equipment and standard of the companies operating the process to avoid explosions. We monitor it on paper and on the field of operation.
Mr Balogun Abdulafiz in the health, safety and environment (HSE) division said their duty is to protect the people working there and the environment. We make sure the equipment brought in those not kill anybody and works according to design and specifications. We also look out for the interest of the host communities, In case they have any complaint, we attend to it and make the Community happy, if they fail we deal with them.
Mr Ibrahim Isah in retail outlet, downstream division said their job is to monitor fuelling stations and we have to license them before they start operating after meeting some requirement before coming. We also consider land suitability and if it meets our requirement before they start construction. We go on routine checks to fuelling stations, we have offices nationwide, you can go their if you have complaints. You can call us on 012790000, and then tell us your location and we will connect you to a nearby office to handle the complaint.
Mrs Adaniyi of the SERVICOM unit said their duty is to give stakeholders services and information, you are to read all terms and conditions in the form online before filling it as their no re-fund after payment because it goes to the TSA. She advised Customers to avoid middle men and come to DPR office if they want to do any business.