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Overview

The department ensures that exploration and production of petroleum resources are carried out using good oil field practices with attention to safety of the people and the equipment, protection of the environment and conservation of the resources.

In carrying out its mandate the department works with the Legal and Land, Benefits, Safety and Environment departments and liaise with other responsible government departments and agencies such as the Department of Defence, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, The Central Environment Authority and the Marine Environment Protection Authority.

LATEST NEWS

 

September 25, 2017
Strategic plan to expedite oil and gas exploration and development

August 25, 2017
Post of Director General of Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat

February 15, 2017
Secretary - Ministry of Petroleum Industries interview on ITN 28-12-2016

February 07, 2017
M2 block tender, licensing plans

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