NNPC: Functions, Structure and other details

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is a federal government establishment that is responsible for regulating and participating in the Nigerian petroleum industry.

NNPC was established in 1977 following a merger of the Nigerian National Oil Corporation (NNOC) and the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel. NNPC in conjunction with a number of foreign multinational corporations, which include Royal Dutch Shell, Agip, ExxonMobil, Total S.A and Chevron manages and conduct as well as exploration of petroleum products in Nigeria.

NNPC has its headquarters located at Herbert Macaulay Way, Central Business District Abuja while it has zonal offices in Lagos, Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Warri. NNPC has international office located in located in London.

NNPC business Units

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is dispersed into various business units to ensure a smooth running of operations at NNPC. These business units covers Gas development, petrochemicals, exploration and production, refining, distribution, engineering, gas development, and commercial investments operations at NNPC. Here are Business Units at NNPC

• Petroleum Development Company (NPDC)

• Nigerian Gas and Marketing Company (NGMC)

• Nigerian Gas Processing and Transmission Company (NGPTC)

• Gas and Power Investment Company (GPIC)

• Nigerian Products and Marketing Company (NPMC)

• Nigerian Pipelines and Storage Company (NPSC)

• Nigerian Gas Company (NGC)

• Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC)

• Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL)

• National Engineering and Technical Company Limited (NETCO)

• Hydrocarbon Services Nigeria Limited (HYSON)

• Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited (WRPC)

• Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited (KRPC)

• Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited (PHRC)

• NNPC Retail Limited

• Duke Oil

Organization/ Structure of NNPC

NNPC organization and structure is comprised of NNPC Board, the Group managing director’s office, Seven operational units headed by a chief operating officer (COO). NNPC divisions is headed by the Group General Manager(GGM) while it’s subsidiary companies are headed by the Managing Director.

NNPC Autonomous Business Units:

• Upstream Company

• Downstream Company

• Refining Company

• Ventures Company

• Gas & Power Company

NNPC Corporate Services Units:

• Finance and Accounts

• Corporate Services

NNPC Strategic Business & Corporate Services Units:



National Petroleum Investment and Management Service

NNPC Trading Company

Crude Oil Marketing Division

Nigerian Petroleum Development Company

Government & Labour Relations

Integrated Data Services Limited

Corporate Secretariat, Legal Division

NNPC Retail Limited

Corporate Social Responsibility

Nigerian Petroleum Marketing Company

Marine Logistics

Nigeria Pipeline & Storage Company

Renewable Energy/Frontiers Exploration

Kaduna Refining & Petrochemicals Company

Group Public Affairs Division

Warri Refining & Petrochemicals Company

Financial Controller

Port Harcourt Refining Company PHRC


Gas & Power Investments Company

Liabilities Management

Nigeria Gas Marketing Company

Group Human Resources Division

Nigeria Gas Company

Engineering & Technology

NNPC Properties

Information Technology Division/SAP

NNPC Shipping with NIDAS & NIKORMA as Independent Subsidiaries

NNPC Medical Services

National Engineering & Technical Company

NNPC Leadership Academy

NNPC Oilfield Services

NNPC Capital


Nigeria LNG Limited NLNG

NNPC Pension Fun

Functions of NNPC

Aside overseeing the petroleum activities in Nigeria, NNPC is tasked with various functions. Here are the functions of NNPC

  1. NNPC is charged with regulating and supervising the oil industry on behalf of the Nigerian Government
  2. To determine and fix the price of products
  3. To govern all activities in the oil production industry
  4. To  oversee the development of the oil sector in the production process
  5. To supervise all operations of the Gas production industry
  6. To ensure a regular supply of products
  7. Management of all joint activities between the Nigerian Federal government and foreign corporations
  8. In charge of renewable energy
  9. The NNPC handles business information such as investment opportunities and profits
  10. Serves as a consultancy firm to the Nigerian government and other related industries in issues concerning oil and gas
  11. In charge of the refining sector
  12. In charge of engineering and technology divisions
  13. Engaging in activities to support the development of the local economies in all areas in which the operator operates.
  14. Undertake research in the oil sector
  15. NNPC has sole responsibility for upstream and downstream developments

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