The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in collaboration with Omni-Blu Aviation Services Limited flagged off the Oil & Gas Search, Rescue and Surveillance (SeRAS) Command and Control Centre in Lagos on the 22nd of February, 2021.
The essence of this program is to guarantee the safety of lives and at the same time provide medical services to victims that will be involved in medical emergencies. Above all, it creates a cooperative agreement to reduce cost and enhance value for all the stakeholders.
Flying Doctors Nigeria has partnered with Omni-Blu Aviation services Limited as their medical service provider. We are leveraging on our 10+ years of successfully executing medical evacuations both on-shore and off-shore; irrespective of the region.
Mr Sarki Auwalu, Director, DPR, who flagged off the programme said: “If it is not safe, it cannot generate revenue, and if the revenue has to be constant, it has to be safe”. This is why we have to create insurance and assurance for all workers across the value chain whether working offshore and onshore, either you are working for exploration and production, marketing, or refining.
The director maintained that the vision of the Buhari-led administration and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, was to open up Nigeria for businesses.
Mr. Auwalu also added that reducing the risk of operations in the oil and gas sector would attract more investors which would enhance the country’s economic growth and development.