Nigerian IT firm patents RFID solution for offshore oil industry

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080512F1,Oil--drilling-operNigerian indigenous IT firm Haynes-Worth International Ltd. has developed a radio frequency identification (RFID) tracker solution for the offshore oil and gas industry in the country. The firm insists that it is the sole and legitimate copyright owner of the solution.

The company’s CEO, Joseph Afenikhena Imonikhe, said it has completed all the necessary obligations to secure the copyright of the product through the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC). “Haynes-Worth International was confirmed as the copyright owner of the RFID tracker in the oil industry in Africa. This was duly granted to us on the 18th of July of 2013, this year by the NCC,” he was quoted as saying in statement he endorsed in Lagos.

Imonikhe said the RFID tracker, specifically developed for the oil industry, is the latest evolution in automated data capture technology, adding that it is a solution for the offshore oil and gas sector, effectively securing the pipelines and their maintenance while it still ensuring cost-effective real-time visibility of assets, asset location, with the most minimal human efforts.

 

Information from Petroleum Africa was used in this report.