Offshore Safety Permit (OSP) is a Personnel Accountability System (PAS) designed by the Department of Petroleum Resources for the tracking of personnel working in Onshore and Offshore locations, managing installations owned and/or operated by Oil and Gas operators and contractors in Nigeria.
Apart from the fundamental purpose of OSP to account for and save the lives of the oil and gas workers, through effective training in compliance with Minerals Oils (Safety) Regulations and International Codes, Standards and Best Practices. The Petroleum Acts CAP 350 equally emphasizes achieving Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas activities in the country. The Mineral Oils (Safety) Regulations, 1997 makes it mandatory for workers to be accounted for and to be trained. In addition, Section 44 of the Petroleum (Drilling & Production) Regulations, 1969, makes it mandatory for operators to comply with any directives for achieving health and safety of workers.
Objectives of Operating Safety Permit (OSP)
- Ensure the right skills/competency mix of employees is deployed.
- Ensure that basic safety/survival training is obtained prior to deployment.
- Enhance the dossier of oil and gas personnel details for the provision of Emergency Response functionality.
- Provides real-time information on personnel movement to and from worksites.
- Ensure that personnel at worksites have the required medicals.
- Create a platform for managing immigration activities.
- Effective decision/policy making tool for the Nigerian oil and gas Industry.
- Enables operators to manage personnel in case of mustering requirement during emergencies.
- Its strengthens the intent of the Nigerian content bill, by providing platform for managing activities in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.
Who Requires OSP
- Nigerian Offshore Workers
- Expatriate Offshore Workers
- State Dignitaries Visiting Offshore Facility
- VIP Visiting Offshore Facility
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) is responsible for the issuance, and establishment/management of OSP in the National Data Repository (NDR), while the carrier provides the required infrastructure for the implementation.
Fees for OSP are as follows:
Regular Offshore Workers
- US$580 /person (One-off payment) – to be paid in the first year as initial registration on the platform
- US$135 /person (Subscription renewal) – to be paid in subsequent years
- US$67 /person (Replacement of Lost Card)
One Time Offshore Visitors
US$200/person (One Time Offshore Visit) – Valid for One Time Return visit to Offshore Location
Dollar payment can be made to DPR FOREX Account or Naira payment made on the DPR Treasury Single Account (TSA) platform on the Remita Platform(www.remita.net)
STEP BY-STEP GUIDE TO OBTAINING THE OSP
- PREPARE LIST OF ALL OFFSHORE PERSONNEL IN YOUR COMPANY
The list shall be in accordance with the OSP application form information requirement.
Please visit www.dpr.gov.ng for online application
- PAYMENT AND SUBMISSION OF LIST Pay into the DPR Account 2,3 and obtain a receipt Present receipt and list of personnel and their details to DPR
- IMAGE CAPTURE OF YOUR PERSONNEL INTO THE DATABASE DPR representatives will facilitate this at your office or at any other place agreed by you and the DPR Officials.
- COLLECTION OF PERMIT AND CARD USAGE Collect your permit from DPR Ensure the use of your card at any embarkation/disembarkation point
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