DPR sensitizes professionals on environmental impact studies

In line with the current oil and gas industry regulations, the Lagos zone of the department of petroleum resources put together a sensitisation workshop aimed at improving quality of environmental impact studies.

The workshop which took place at the Radisson Blu Anchorage hotel in Lagos was organised to provide insights and to sensitise Environmental Consultants and professionals about regulatory policies on Environmental issues, by DPR Lagos Zonal Office.

Environmental impact assessment is a formal process by which a proposed activity with potentially significant environmental, socio and economic costs is studied.

This is with a view to evaluating its impacts, and developing measures to mitigate the negative impacts of this process.

In line with developments in the industry, the Lagos zone of the department of petroleum resources held the sensitisation workshop to provide insights to environmental consultants and professionals about regulatory policies on environmental issues.

The department insists that safe environmental culture has been relatively imbibed in the upstream sector of the industry, but the down stream is struggling to keep pace.

DPR says considerations on environmental risks should be made from project concept stages and through the design, installation, commissioning, operation and decommissioning stages.

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