By Benjamin Omoike
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), which is Nigeria’s Petroleum Regulatory Agency, has reinstated Lym Consults Nigeria Limited as an approved Safety and Emergency Response Training Center in Nigeria.
It will be recalled that in March this year, the company was removed from the list of DPR’s approved training centres, due to the expiration of its DPR Permit-to-Operate, which has now been renewed.
The company has now been re-enlisted on the DPR website. The new DPR list of approved Offshore Safety Training Centres was released on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.
The Chief Executive Officer of Lym Consults Nigeria Limited, Mr. Larry Otu, while reacting to the relisting of the Company by the DPR as an approved Offshore Safety and Emergency Response Training Center in the country, said the leadership of the DPR under Engr. Auwalu Sarki, is driven by professionalism and competence.
He disclosed that: “To renew our Permit-to-Operate in the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry, the DPR team had to conduct a thorough audit and inspection of our Offshore Safety and Emergency Response Training Center in Warri, Delta State, to ensure that all our courses are conducted in accordance with International Oil and Gas Industry standards, and that the trainings conducted at our training center are accredited to Internationally recognised standards.”
Otu added: “In order for the DPR to renew our Permit-to-Operate in the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry, and relist our company as an approved Safety and Emergency Response Training Center in Nigeria, the DPR had to ensure and verify that we hold internationally recognised accreditation for all the courses that we offer. Also, they had to ensure that the trainings are conducted safely. Some of the courses we offer are Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET), Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET), and these courses are accredited to OPITO standard.”
Investigation by our correspondent on the OPITO website has shown that Lym Consults Nigeria Limited is the only OPITO approved training center in Delta State. OPITO is one of the Internationally recognized standard accepted by the DPR for the obtainment of the Offshore Safety Permit and for traveling to Offshore/Swamp locations in the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry.
Further investigations by our correspondent on the DPR website, showed that Lym Consults Nigeria Limited is currently the only company in Delta State with a valid DPR accreditation for Offshore safety trainings.