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Huawei’s digital oilfield IoT solution to boost safety in Nigeria’s oil sector

Huawei has said that its fully digital oilfield IoT solution which uses 4G eLTE broadband and artificial intelligence technology to provide wireless network covering oil fields, depots and pipelines, will enhance operational transparency and safety of the oil and gas sector in Nigeria.

In a presentation made at the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit 2020, Tank Li, Enterprise managing director Huawei Nigeria, said the solution helps stakeholders identify issues of health, safety, and the environment as well as prevent vandalism before it happens.

Depot locations usually experience a lot of activities which could be difficult to monitor using conventional methods. However, by installing artificial intelligence surveillance cameras that are able to detect unusual movements around the premises, organisations will be able to identify and prevent potential accidents.

“This AI technology which records video uses surveillance cameras that communicate with each other and then passes the information to the operational team. For example, the AI surveillance can prevent unauthorized entrance into the premises,” Li said.

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The solution is also expected to take real-time data of daily oil production in the country which will enable full transparency for the sector. “Another advantage of this solution using the 4G eLTE is its capacity to enable stakeholders monitor the daily oil production in real-time. This has been an issue for the industry in terms of not being able to take adequate account of daily production. This solution will help create transparency, help take full records and improve efficiency for the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.” He added.

The digital oilfield IOT solution is said to have also been launched in other parts of the world and has a proven reputation among global industry leaders to help oil and gas companies achieve 2% to 7% more yields, 5 percent to 9 percent higher recovery rate, and 5 percent to 20 percent less costs. It is expected that this solution will bring growth to the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

Huawei has its presence in over 45 countries and regions around the world, serving over 70% of the global top 20 oil and gas companies.

At the ongoing NIPS2020 event, Huawei’s solution exhibition stand is located at B27 and is open to all special guests and the general audience attending the event.

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