25 Aug 2015

Press Release: The Ogbele Gas Utilization & Development Project wins the 2015 Global Gas Flare Reduction Excellence Award

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) announces with great pride the recognition of an indigenous petroleum company, the Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Limited, as the winner of an international award – “2015 Global Gas Flare Reduction Excellence Award.

This achievement is even more remarkable as the company prepares to celebrate the anniversary of its 10th year of production in the oil & gas sector. It is further testimony of Nigeria’s progress in its effort to strengthen indigenous capacity in adhering to international best practices while exploiting our natural resource.

We commend the relentless efforts of the Management and staff of Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Limited in ensuring gas flare reduction in their Ogbele Gas Field Project, in line with Government’s flare down policy, which has led to this global recognition.

We rejoice with them and acknowledge their excellent achievements as being the first indigenous company with a fully integrated oil & gas operation across the entire value chain of the Nigerian oil & gas sector.

The Department of Petroleum Resources will continue to provide needed support and guidance to all operators in an effort to encourage optimal productivity of their respective assets in line with global standards, as this will ensure a positive economic growth in Nigeria and sustainable development in the sector.

Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Limited would be conferred with their award by the Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership – a World Bank Group, at this year’s ceremony, the 4th in the series, holding September 9-10, 2015 in the Russian Federation.