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NUPRC (DPR) Permit

Registration with the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) formerly known as the Department for Petroleum Resources (DPR) is mandatory for businesses providing services in Nigeria’s Oil and Gas industry. If you want to participate in this sector either as a service provider or a production and exploration company, an NUPRC Permit (Formerly DPR Permit)is a must.

To get started you can click on the Start Now button which will lead you to a self service dashboard where you can input all necessary information for the service you desire and make payment online.  If you would prefer to talk to a Consultant please hit the chat button below or call 0912 428 6877 (Available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)


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

If you intend to engage, render, or offer technical services in the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria, then obtaining an NUPRC (DPR) Permit is a pre-condition.

There are mainly 3 categories of NUPRC (DPR) permit, to wit:

  1. General Purpose DPR License: This category of DPR License covers Minor Supplies, Works (Artisans) and Maintenance services (Artisans) which do not require specialized or certified competence such as the supplies/rendering of minor civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, welding, catering materials or services, etc.
  2. Major Category: This category of NUPRC (DPR) Permit covers more advanced and specialized services and skills such as rehabilitation, upgrade, fabrication works, equipment supply services, consultancy, aviation support, haulage, protocol and logistics, etc. and applicants under this category are required to possess relevant and verifiable technical/special skills.
  3. Specialized Category: This category of NUPRC (DPR) Permit covers highly technical services such offshore and onshore pipeline laying and construction, facility maintenance, major construction, drilling production and dredging, exploration, technical consultancy, and special transportation services, etc. Applicants under this category are required to possess relevant and verifiable technical/special skills.

You will need to register and create an account on the OGISP portal, fill in the required information, make payment and then submit the application.

The requirements include:

  • Company’s CAC Certificate and other incorporation documents
  • Company’s current Tax Clearance Certificate (TCC)
  • Evidence of payment of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF)
  • List of Equipment or facility available to the company
  • Medical Retainership with a hospital
  • Company’s profile
  • List of staff
  • Relevant Professional Certificate (very important for Major and Specialized Category)

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,

At Kudi Konsult, we are highly experienced Consultants who are available 24/7 to guide you through the application process. To enable us understand your needs better kindly chat with a Consultant on +234 912 428 6877 or visit our office at No. 8, Agboyi Street, Ogudu Roundabout, Ogudu, Lagos State, Nigeria.

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