Huawei Develops Technology to Tackle Oil Theft

By Na'ankwat Dariem

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

Director of Huawei Nigeria Enterprise Business, Mr. Li Wei disclosed 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 affirmed.

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

“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 stated

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

He explained that the company had signed ICT academy agreement with more than 110 universities and schools and had trained more than 1,000 civil servants and 40,000 young students in Nigeria.

He adds that their hope is to build a strong talent base camp to promote Nigeria’s digital economy development.


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