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NUPRC Boss Komolafe Advocates Collaboration, Optimisation 

By Patience Chat Moses 

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), Engr. Gbenga Komofe, has emphasised the critical need for fostering synergy, collaboration and optimization in the Nigerian oil and gas sector.

Komolafe was speaking during a meeting with the Managing Director of NNPC E&P Limited, Mr. Nicolas Foucart, at the Commission’s head office in Abuja.

During the discussion, the NUPRC Boss highlighted the significance of collaboration among industry stakeholders, including government agencies, exploration and production companies, and service providers.

 He stressed that by collaboration, these entities can leverage their respective expertise, resources, and technologies to drive innovation and address the challenges facing the sector.

Komolafe also underscored the importance of optimisation in upstream operations, citing the potential for cost savings, improved productivity, and environmental sustainability.

He encouraged the adoption of advanced technologies and best practices to streamline business processes, enhance asset performance, and mitigate risk associated with exploration and production activities.

The meeting provided a platform for the CEO to advocate for strategic partnership and enhanced operational efficiency in the industry.

Komolafe  expressed his commitment to promoting a conducive business environment that encourages investment, good asset stewardship and local capacity development. He emphasized the need for regulatory frameworks that support sustainable growth and social responsibility within the industry.

In response, Foucart who was on familiarization visit acknowledged the value of Komolafe’s recommendations and expressed willingness to explore collaborative opportunities that align with the organization strategic objectives.

The meeting concluded with a consensus on the importance of ongoing dialogue and cooperation to drive positive change and unlock the full potential of the upstream oil and gas sector in Nigeria.