NUPRC (DPR) Permit

Getting involved in Nigeria's oil and gas industry requires registering with the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), previously known as the Department for Petroleum Resources (DPR). This registration is a must for service providers or companies in production and exploration.

We offer a straightforward solution to help you obtain the NUPRC Permit, ensuring you meet industry requirements and can confidently pursue opportunities in this vital sector. Our service simplifies this essential step, letting you focus on growing your business in the energy market.

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FAQs On NUPRC (DPR) Permit In Nigeria

NUPRC is an abbreviation for the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission which is the body that is responsible for issuing permits and licences in the oils and gas industry in Nigeria. It was formerly known as the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)

This is a permit or license given to any company or facility that intends to provide services in the oil and gas industry. This was formerly known as the DPR Permit

The NUPRC (formerly DPR) permits in Nigeria come in three main categories:


  • General Purpose License: Ideal for businesses offering minor supplies or services like civil, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing works. This is for services that don’t require specialized skills.


  • Major Category: Tailored for companies providing advanced, specialized services like rehabilitation, equipment supply, and logistics. It’s meant for applicants with verifiable technical skills.


  • Specialized Category: Reserved for highly technical services such as offshore construction, drilling, and technical consultancy. This requires applicants to possess specific, verifiable technical expertise.


Each category caters to different levels of technicality and specialization in services, ensuring businesses align with the right permit for their operations.

For obtaining an NUPRC (DPR) permit, the following documents are crucial:

  • Your company’s Certificate of Incorporation and other relevant documents from the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
  • A current Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC) for your company.
  • Proof of payment to the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).
  • A detailed list of your company’s available equipment or facilities.
  • A medical retainership agreement with a hospital.
  • A comprehensive company profile.
  • A list of your staff members.
  • Relevant professional certificates, especially critical for Major and Specialized Categories.

For the General and Major Category, it takes about 3 working days but for Specialized Category it takes about a week.

The permit is to be renewed yearly starting from the date of approval

Once your application is approved, the permit will be downloaded on the dashboard and you can print it out thereafter,

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