Total to aid Nigeria’s $3bn energy modernisation programme

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Pascal Dauboin, Senior Advisor for Digital Technologies, TOTAL, says the company aims to be part of Nigeria’s $3 billion energy modernisation programme, in terms of supporting high-tech energy infrastructure projects in Nigeria, MENA Herald reports.

The $3 billion energy modernisation programme aims to expand the electricity supply, create more efficient energy production and usage, and increase rural and semi-urban power access from 35 per cent to 75 per cent.” Dauboin, prior to his speaking engagement at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition in Dubai, indicated that multinational oil companies’ experience of working in a multinational and multicultural context can help drive innovation across the energy sector.

“The oil and gas industry is rapidly undergoing a digital transformation, with a rapid uptake in innovative technologies that are driving digital oilfields. TOTAL is at the forefront of adopting innovations such as drones, robotics, and early event detection systems to monitor and repair infrastructure […] Digitally transformed processes will increase performance, robustness and safety in many industrial domains, while building the job skills of tomorrow,” added Dauboin.