Department of Technical

The department of technical services is responsible to lead the Authority’s program on geophysical assessment and data management, evaluation for area to be included in bid round, health, safety and environment management, exploration drilling including regulating international oil companies, etc. Headed by Deputy Director-General, the department ideally contains two major units, biz, exploration unit and HSE (Health Safety and Environment) unit.

Powers, Duties and Responsibilities
Managing the geological, geophysical, engineering and HSE programs of the Authority, the specific tasks of the department shall include the following:
• Design a system and program for evaluating areas to be included in the bid round whenever such is approved by the Board and the President;
• Coordinate the Authority’s supervision of petroleum data management by issuing technical guidance and advising the DG adequately on the risks and opportunities with actions of either TGS or NOCAL
• Represent the Authority at all technical presentations of petroleum data, planned drilled campaigns, changes to well programs, etc
• Serve as official representatives of the Authority during exploration drilling by making periodic visits to drill rigs and other petroleum installation
• Coordinate and supervise geological assessment for the purpose of data acquisition, processing and management towards promoting the Liberia basin
• Conduct HSE inspections and audit of all drilling operations including review of well programs and advising on the environmental and safety components
• Advise the DG on critical geological and geophysical information which impacts the Authority’s programs
• Perform any tasks as may be required by the DG

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