The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) is set to roll out a digitalisation programme to automate its critical operations, enhance efficiency of its regulatory deliverables and accelerate recovery of outstanding revenues due to the government.
This is contained in a statement by the by Paul Osu of the Public Affairs Department, which said the programme, when rolled out, will improve regulatory service delivery to stakeholders, promote transparency and effective monitoring of the oil and gas industry, enhance the ease of doing business in the oil and gas sector in alignment with the government’s executive order 001, and upgrade the DPR’s operational standards to world-class levels.
According to him, one of the automation project in the works is IMPEX (Import and Export) Permit digitalisation. The project will automate the administrative role of issuing import and export permits on petroleum products. It will ensure timely and transparent automation for ease of obtaining permits for importing or exporting petroleum products.
Fiscal Payment Administrative System (FISPAS) is designed to enhance the collection of government revenue like royalty, concession rentals, and flare penalty, among others. It will ensure timely and transparent e-billing of companies, thereby enhancing the government’s revenue profile.