09 May 2024


In a resolute move to enhance collaboration within Nigeria’s Oil and Gas sector, the Commission Chief Executive of the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), led a delegation to the Chevron Control Facilities. Accompanied by members of the Senate Committee on Upstream, spearheaded by Senator Etang Williams, the visit comes on the sidelines of the 2024 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), in Houston, Texas, USA.

The purpose of the visit was to bolster synergies among stakeholders in Nigeria’s Oil and gas industry. The delegation, comprising key figures from NUPRC and the Senate Committee, engaged in extensive discussions and inspections at Chevron’s facilities, aiming to deepen understanding and cooperation between the regulatory body and one of the industry’s major players.

Engr Gbenga Komolafe emphasized the significance of such engagements, highlighting the imperative of collaborative efforts to ensure sustainable growth and development within Nigeria’s petroleum sector. He stressed the importance of proactive measures to address challenges and capitalize on opportunities in the ever-evolving energy landscape.

Senator Etang Williams echoed these sentiments, underscoring the Senate Committee’s commitment to fostering a conducive environment for investment and innovation in upstream petroleum activities. The visit, he affirmed, signifies a proactive approach towards harnessing the full potential of Nigeria’s abundant natural resources for the benefit of its people and economy.

Chevron, as a key player in Nigeria’s Oil and Gas industry, welcomed the delegation, affirming its dedication to upholding the highest standards of operational excellence, environmental stewardship, and community engagement. The company reiterated its commitment to working closely with regulatory bodies and government agencies to ensure compliance with regulations while driving sustainable growth and development.

As Nigeria continues to navigate the complexities of the global energy landscape, initiatives such as this visit to Chevron’s facilities underscore the nation’s resolve to strengthen partnerships, promote transparency, and drive progress within its Petroleum sector.

With collaboration at the forefront, stakeholders are poised to unlock new opportunities, mitigate challenges, and chart a course towards a prosperous energy future for Nigeria and its people.