Petroleum Ministry, NNPC, others see need for digitalisation of operations

Key agencies of government under the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources have pledged to improve the digitalisation of their systems in order to boost the country’s oil and gas sector.

According to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the Petroleum Equalisation Fund and other agencies under the ministry, the adequate digitalisation of the oil and gas sector will lead to significant improvement in monitoring, predictive maintenance and operation optimisation.

Speaking at the Huawei Nigeria Digital Oil and Gas Industry Summit in Abuja, the Group Executive Director, Downstream, NNPC, Ikem Obih, noted that the oil and gas sector had faced tough challenges since 2015 and called for its urgent technological transformation.

The summit, which was organised by Huawei Nigeria Enterprise, had its theme as: ‘Leading new Information and Communication Technology, higher safety and efficiency for the oil and gas industry’. He stated that the national oil firm was committed to digitalisation and improved technology, adding that this would enable the corporation to positively increase its output.

Source: The Punch

 

 

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