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Working with an oil firm or ministry could be fulfilling. Of course they provide high paying jobs which many would like to take. But do not be tricked by the weight of the pay; well paying jobs are also high risk jobs.

Jobs in the Department of Petroleum Resource, DPR can be seen as one of those jobs described as high paying jobs, but risky.

In this post, I hope to reveal to you all you need to know about the organization.

The requirements you must meet, how you can apply, the relevant disciplines recruited and finally, answers to some questions you may be asking.


To get a job with a ministry like the Department of Petroleum Resources, you must not compromise qualification and eligibility. This mean you must have all that is required of you, else you will end up not getting the job.

  • Applicants must have B.Sc, BA, B.Pharm. or HND in any relevant discipline, with a minimum of second class Upper Division obtained from a recognized tertiary institution.
  • Candidates are required to have their NYSC discharge or exemption certificate.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 to 30 years.
  • It is also required that applicants are computer literate.


Candidates interested in the DPR job are required to fill the job application. Follow these steps to submit your entry for the Department of Petroleum job:

  • Visit the DPR official recruitment portal at www.dpr.gov.ng
  • Click the job advert button to be taken to the job application page.
  • Fill the form with your valid details.

You are required to upload the following documents before you submit your application:

  • A scanned copy of your NYSC Discharge or exemption certificate.
  • A scanned copy of your academic certificate or official statement of result (F.S.L.C, O’Level certificate, Bachelors Degree, HND, OND or NCE certificates).
  • Scanned passport photographs
  • Your local government identification certification
  • You birth certificate or age declaration (affidavit).

When you have uploaded these documents and confirmed that the information you provided earlier are in alignment with what the documents say, submit.

You will get an acknowledgement for a successful application in your mail.

NOTE: Please before informed that the Department of Petroleum Resources is not currently recruiting. You are advised to disregard saying that the recruitment is on.

When the recruitment starts, it will be posted on the official website of DPR. Meanwhile, we can keep you updated with every information regarding the exercise. Just bookmark this website or subscribe to our newsletter.


Yes, it is the duty of the DPR to maintain law and order among those operating in the Nigeria oil market. Here is the summary of their functions.

  1. They supervise all petroleum industry operations, carried out under license and leases in Nigeria.
  2. The make sure that all petroleum operations in Nigeria fall in line with national goals and aspirations.
  3. The DPR ensure that bodies involved in petroleum operation in Nigeria conform to the health safety and environmental regulations to meet the national and international best practices.
  4. They keep and maintain records of petroleum industry operation in Nigeria, especially as it relates to petroleum reserves, production, exportation and importation, license and leases.
  5. They advise the government and relevant government agencies on the best policies that will positively impact governance and petroleum operations in Nigeria.


When will the recruitment start?

The official starting date for the DPR has not been announced. It will be published on the DPR official website (www.dpr.gov.ng) when the recruitment begins. Nevertheless, we can entrust us with that task of letting you know when the recruitment begins.

What is DPR all about?

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR is a department in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum resources; it oversees the exploration, exportation and importation of petroleum products in Nigeria.

Who is the current director?

The current Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources is Sarki Auwalu. He was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in December, 2019.

Is DPR a subsidiary of NNPC?

Yes, the DPR is among the 12 subsidiaries of the NNPC. The DPR ensure that the compliance to instituted policies and laws by the partners of the NNPC and its subsidiaries.


It has been a smooth ride I must say; I believe you are still with me. Meanwhile, we have come to a point I am certain you have not only learnt everything you need to know about the DPR recruitment, but have also garnered much knowledge about the DPR, you possible workplace.

Do not hesitate to put your questions through if you have any. And more importantly, feel free to share this article to your friends. It may be what they may have been waiting for. It is great you have you hers; see you some other time.

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