The Directorate of Petroleum Affairs ensures that there is adequate supply of petroleum products to the nation and minimise the negative impact of petroleum resources explotation on the environment and contribute to the creation of value for society fom petroleum activities.
The Directorate of Petroleum Affairs comprises of the following divisions:
The upstream sector includes the searching for potential underground or underwater crude oil and natural gas fields, drilling of exploratory wells, and subsequently drilling and operating the wells that recover and bring the crude oil and/or raw natural gas to the surface.
Downstream includes all work done at the refinery, distillation, cracking, reforming, blending storage, mixing and shipping. The case of heavy oil processing (oil sands etc.) and gas plant operation tend to cross the boundaries somewhat.
The mandate of Petroluem Affairs is to ensure the adequate and affordable petroluem supply in a sustainable manner taking
advantage of our natural resources in support of the nation's socio-economic development.
Petroleum Affairs Directorate main objectives have been defined to ensure adequate supply of petroleum products to the nation and minimise the negative impact of petroleum resources exploitation on the environment and contribute to the creation of value for society from petroleum activities by: