Two staff of Ghana’s downstream regulatory agency, the National Petroleum Authority, GNPA were in the Department of Petroleum Resources from April 11- 17, 2014 to study the operations and regulatory procedures of the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
The curriculum of the week long exercise covered the entire value chain of downstream regulations Nigeria; including regulatory guidelines for process engineering, plants installations, products metering, importation and storage.
Mr. Oliver Okparaojiako, the Deputy Director, Downstream Monitoring & Regulation who represented the Director of Petroleum Resources at the opening session advised that Ghana should endeavour to learn from the Nigerian experience, especially at this nascent stage of its oil and gas activities.
The participants from GNPA, Steven Comnashar and Alexander Acheampong, were taken on study tours to downstream facilities as part of the weeklong study activities. They expressed appreciation to Department and asked that DPR and GNPA should evolve a collaboration platform to continue sharing experiences on regulation.