How to Obtain Underwater Inspection & Services DPR Permit

We explained how to process Underwater Inspection & Services DPR permit, the cost, requirements and processes. It is an Oil and Gas Industry Service Permit (OGISP) of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) permit in Nigeria.

Services Options under Underwater Inspection & Services DPR Permit category

  • Diving Services
  • Underwater Inspection
  • ROV Operation and associated services (underwater welding)
  • Installation and maintenance of Subsea systems & Associated support equipment


Read: DPR Permits Requirements & Cost


 Underwater Inspection Services in Oil and Gas Industry

When it comes to evaluating the condition of submerged structures, periodic underwater inspections are crucial to keeping the structure safe and dependable. These periodic inspections, primarily conducted in industries like offshore Oil and Gas, Shipping, Ports, Dams & Power plants, are mandatory for most structures under strict guidelines prepared by certification bodies.

Such underwater inspections are typically carried out by a competent scuba diving team – your “eyes” underwater, that provides you with the information needed to effectively repair the structure. This does not necessarily result in a higher quality inspection, only a more detailed analysis of information collected by the diving team.

Once a diving operation is completed, the diving team then prepares comprehensive reports derived from their first hand inspection and the corroborating video footage captured by the cameras that are fitted on the divers. Sometimes, if the water is clear enough, the engineer can view the inspection in real time through a live video and audio feed to see what the diver sees. In some cases, the engineer is also able to be a part of the inspection process by communicating with the diver via radio to direct him towards any specific areas of concern.

Since the inception of underwater inspections for various sectors, there’s only been the way of competent divers investigating, recording, and effectively reporting critical information in a comprehensive inspection report. These reports contain detailed summaries, CAD drawings, images, and underwater video documentation to help identify any structural concerns.

Underwater Inspection & Services Category

Underwater Inspection & Services DPR Permit is a Specialized category of Oil and Gas Industry Service Permit (OGISP) DPR permit.

Permit Cost/ Fee

Underwater Inspection & Services DPR Permit official fee is N257,500.00 (Two hundred and fifty-seven thousand five hundred Naira only).


Underwater Inspection & Services DPR Permit have the following requirements.

  1. Hyperbaric File
  2. NSITF Certificate or Payment Receipt
  3. Tax Clearance Certificate
  4. Certificate of Incorporation
  5. Memorandum & Articles of Association
  6. CAC Directors Details
  7. List of Equipment/ Facility Available to the Company
  8. Hospital Retainership
  9. Company profile
  10. Training Program/ Mision/ Vision
  11. HSE Management System

HYPERBARIC SERVICES DPR Permit have similar requirements
– Divers’ Fitness Certification
– Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HPOT) and Associated Services


Read: Nigerian Content (NOGIC JQS) Registration


Application Processes

An applicant of Underwater Inspection & Services DPR Permit need to meet the permit requirements submit her application to DPR via online.

DPR team will schedule and carry out inspection on the company’s office. The inspection has a checklist that we will not be able to disclose in this post.

After the inspection, if there is nothing to close out, your Underwater Inspection & Services DPR Permit will be issued.

Time Complete the Permit

The time differs.

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How to Obtain Underwater Inspection & Services DPR Permit

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