Nigeria Partner Huawei Technology to Tackle Oil Theft

Nigeria Partner Huawei Technology to Tackle Oil Theft (News Central TV)

Chinese technology company, Huawei Technologies has developed an intelligent pipeline monitoring system to help tackle crude oil theft in Nigeria.

Director of Huawei Nigeria Enterprise Business, Li Wei stated this at a news briefing on the sidelines of the ongoing Nigerian International Energy Summit (NIES) in Abuja, Nigeria.

“Huawei-developed fiber vibration intrusion warning system uses Artificial Intelligence to identify intrusion scenarios accurately. With high identification precision, accurate positioning, and quick response, it will help to ensure pipeline safety and reduce theft and vandalism,” he said.

He gave assurances that Huawei would continue to support the digital transformation of Nigeria’s oil and gas industry by developing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions.

In 2019, Nigeria lost 42.25 million barrels of crude oil to oil theft, valued at $2.77 billion.

“Faced with the ongoing volatility of international oil prices, Huawei believes that the digital transformation of Nigeria’s upstream sector is a top priority. In response to the strategy proposed by the Nigerian government and oil companies, Huawei promotes the digital oilfield Internet of Things and Exploration and Production storage solutions. This will help oil and gas companies to achieve real-time visualised production, improve production efficiency, reduce production costs, and optimise production resource allocation to improve oilfield production,” he assured.

Director of Huawei Nigeria Enterprise Business, Li Wei

In addition to providing high-quality ICT solutions and services, Wei said Huawei actively supports the Nigerian government in building a talent ecosystem.

He explained that the company had signed ICT academy agreements with more than 110 universities and schools and had trained more than 1,000 civil servants and 40,000 youngsters in Nigerian colleges.

He added that they intend to build a robust talent base camp to promote Nigeria’s digital economy development.


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