The Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources is set to publish the first edition of Nigerian Oil and Gas Statistical Bulletin covering the period of 2010 – 2017. This follows the completion of a survey by the Consultative Committee on Petroleum Statistics (CCPS) set up by the Ministry to provide a comprehensive, reliable and harmonized petroleum statistics to aid evidence-based policy design and decision making.

Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Management of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), the Chairman of the Committee, Alhaji Musa Saleh, Director Planning, Research and Statistics of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources said that apart from the publication, the Committee also successfully established the Nigeria Petroleum Data Centre to serve as a one-stop shop in the collation, co-ordination, harmonization and dissemination of oil and gas data.

The Chairman (CCPS), who was represented by Mr. Babatunde Sunday, a Deputy Director in the Ministry, listed some of the strategies adopted by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to develop and ensure valid, reliable and up to date data for the industry. These include; Modernization and Transformation of the existing Nigerian Petroleum Data Centre(NPDC) in line with industry best practices; Stakeholders’ Engagement with the relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs);  Harmonization of Data and Knowledge base through the existing Consultative Committee on Petroleum Statistics (CCPS); and Development  of Network Access Control mechanism to ensure Data Security Sharing  Access control through the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

He solicited the co-operation of PTDF in enhancing the skills of members of the Committee through sponsorship of training programmes in the areas of Oil and Gas data production and management, data analysis and interpretation, report generation and dissemination.

Responding, the Executive Secretary PTDF, Dr Bello Aliyu Gusau noted the fundamental role of statistics in the operations of the Oil and Gas industry and promised PTDF continuing assistance to the work of the Committee. The Executive Secretary was represented by Mr Jide Adebulehin, General Manager Strategic Planning, Research and Documentation.

Membership of the Consultative Committee on Petroleum Statistics (CCPS) include representatives of National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) Department of Weights and Measures under the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment. The Committee serves as forum for ensuring standardization and uniformity of application of statistical concepts and definition in the Petroleum Sector as well as strives to reverse the decline in the quality of Petroleum Statistics in the Ministry and its Departments/Agencies.

The 42nd meeting of the committee scheduled for the 4th to the 5th of December 2019 will be hosted by PTDF.

Press and External Relations Unit