DPR Director Inaugurates Network Code Operationilisation Teams

The Director of Petroleum Resources, Engr. Sarki Auwalu has inaugurated the network code operationalisation teams for the full implementation of the Nigeria Gas Transportation Network Code (NGTNC) which was recently launched by the Honorable Minister of State Petroleum Resources with a six-month mandate to go live.

The Director in his address at the virtual inauguration ceremony stated that the major objective of the industry wide and highly proficient teams was to provide the needed impetus for the full operationalisation of the network code.

He reiterated that basic regulatory instruments for the operationalisation of the network code like licence regime and administrative system will be expedited by DPR before the go-live ministerial mandate and also the operational readiness of the gas transmission system as well as migration of extant agreements into the network code by the Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) will be concluded to align with the go-live date.

Engr. Sarki further stated that the constitution of the teams of experts was a product of extensive consultation and he was confident that they will perform beyond expectation to help in the accelerated development and maturation of the Nigerian domestic gas sector.

He thanked the leadership and members of the NNPC, GACN, NGA, OPTS and DPR gas team for their commitment towards the successful operationalisation of the network code.

The inaugurated teams with their Terms of Reference (TOR) are as follows:

Team 1: NC Operationalisation Technical Working Team (NCO-TWT)

Ayuba Steve DPR-Team Lead

Duruji Elvis DPR

Mungadi Ahmad DPR

Aisha Ibrahim DPR-Scribe

Ohwomado Andrew    NGC

Muhammed Isa NGC

Olanrewaju Lukman NGC

Terms of Reference:

Establish System readiness for full operationalisation of NGTNC

Articulate the technical modalities for the successful migration of existing Gas Transport Agreements (GTAs) to network code

Develop a framework for providing effective stakeholder support for all technical and regulatory issues for effective operationalisation of network code

Develop a framework for effective monitoring of the performance of network code and impact on the domestic gas market segment

Develop a periodic network code reporting template for submission to the network code steering committee

Review domestic gas market impact of NGTNC post full operationalisation of the code

Team 2: NC Operationalisation Commercial/Legal Working team (NCO-CLWT)

Gberindyer Terkula  NGC-Team Lead

Kingston Chikwendu DPR

Ohwodiasa Mabel NGC

Mathias Yetti   NGC

Eremutha Augustine NGC

Maisule Hadiza DPR

Ali Garba Ali DPR

Ramatu Abdullahi DPR

Terms of Reference:

Articulate the legal modalities and identify/resolve any legal encumbrance for the successful migration of all existing Gas Transportation Agreements (GTA’s) to NC

Review the tariff methodology and values for all envisaged payments/charges on the code

Analyse and make recommendation on issue of payment in dollar or naira for the network tariffs and charges

Team 3: NC Operationalisation Steering/Governance Committee (NCO-SGC)

Director/CEO, DPR Chairman

MD , NGC Member

Head, Gas DPR Member

Head, Legal DPR Member

Terms of Reference:

Direct the activities required for full operationalisation of the NGTNC

Administer governance oversight of the NGTNC technical, Commercial and Legal working committees

Interface with Honourable Minister of State Petroleum Resources on NC and provide strategic market update on impact/performance of NC