Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board

Planning Research & Statistics (PRS) FAQ

PRS FAQ

Which sections of the NOGICD Act, 2010 talks about Research and Development?

Sections 36, 37, 38, 39 and the Schedule to the Act

Whose obligation is it to carry out Research and Development Initiative?

Every company operating in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry

Is Research and Development implementation applicable to Marginal Field Operators and Service companies?

Yes

Is Research and Development implementation done only on the back of projects?

No. Operators carry out Research and Development on their project as agreed in their Nigerian Content Plan; however, a revolving 3-5-year Research and Development implementation is a Statutory requirement for all companies.

What amount of money should be budgeted for the revolving 3-5year Research and Development plan by a company?

There is no specific budget for the revolving 3-5year Research and Development plan.  

What are the Statutory submissions required for Research and Development implementation?

The Research and Development Plan and Quarterly Statutory Report.

What is the nature of the revolving 3-5year Research and Development Plan?

It outlines a revolving 3-5year Plan for Oil and Gas related Research and Development Initiatives to be undertaken in Nigeria, together with a breakdown of the expected expenditures that will be made in implementing the Research and Development Plan.

What is NCDMB-Benchmark-Minimum-Research-Standard?

The Benchmark declarations contained therein, describes the minimum requirements which each Research Centre in the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector is to achieve in order to meet the goals of Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act (2010). Individual Research Centers may modify the Benchmark provided they do not go below the minimum benchmark.

What are the Thematic Areas for Research and Development?

There are four Thematic Areas for Research and Development provided by the NOGICD Act, 2010:

  1. Engineering Studies, Reservoir Studies, Facilities and Drilling
  2. Geological and Geophysical Studies
  3. Safety and Environment Studies

Local Substitution Studies

EXPATRAITE QUOTA (EQ) AND TEMPORARY WORK PERMIT (TWP)FAQ

What is the legal basis for Expatriates Quota & TWP?

The NOGICD Act mandates the Board Upon the commencement that all operators shall make application to and receive the approval of the Board before making any application for expatriates’ quota to the Ministry of Internal Affairs or any other agency or Ministry of the Federal Government.

 

NOGICD Act, Sections:

Section (33). Sub section (2) The application shall be detailed and shall include:

  • Job Titles.
  • Description of responsibilities.
  • The duration of the proposed employment in Nigeria and
  • Any other information required by the Board for the purposes of implementing the provision of this Act.
How to apply for New or Renewal of EQ?

EQ application (New or Renewal/Redesignation) is through the NOGICJQS portal at www.nogicjqs.gov.ng. Company shall login to its NOGICJQS portal account and apply. EQ process is automated on the NOGICJQS portal at www.nogicjqs.gov.ng  from application stage to issuance of the Expatriates Quota certificate  

How do I apply for Temporary Work Permit?

TWP application is through the NOGICJQS portal at www.nogicjqs.gov.ng. Company shall login to its NOGICJQS portal account and apply. TWP process is automated on the NOGICJQS portal at www.nogicjqs.gov.ng from application stage to issuance of the TWP-NIS and Letter to the Company

How long does it take to process EQ application by the Board?

The Board shall Make a determination on EQ applications submitted to it within thirty (30) working days of the receipt of the application and additional 15 working days, However, if it is unable to determine on an application within 45 working days, it shall inform the applicant Company the reasons for the delay.

How would company track the status of EQ & TWP applications?

Company can track its EQ & TWP applications status through the NOGICJQS portal account at www.nogicjqs.gov.ng

After confirmation of EQ & TWP applications by NCDMB and before issuance of the EQ certificate and NIS letter, what should company present for the purpose of documentation?

During the period of processing of the EQ and TWP, if any applicant is required to present EQ &TWP for a documentation, the applicant may present evidence of submission of application to the Board for search purpose. However, after the 45 days’ period it is expected that the applicant will present the certificate to the operator.

Is there any charge or cost for processing Expatriate Quota/Temporary Work Permit

No, there is no cost attached for processing EQ /TWP

What is the basic requirement for the Expatriate Biometric data capture exercise?
  • Populated Expatriate Biometric Data Capture form
  • International Passport Data page (Information & Current Entry Visa Page)
  • Company ID card
  • Expatriate Quota Approval from Federal Ministry of Interior (FMI) and NCDMB
  • Expatriate Residence Permit and/or CERPAC
How can the Expatriate Biometric Unit be contacted?

Expatriate Biometric unit can be reached through the Email address biometrics@ncdmb.gov.ng

What is the duration of the Data capture exercise per Expatriate?

Maximum duration of 10 minutes per Expatriate.

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