NNPC Adopt Digitals Systems To Monitor Production Losses
Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPCL) Limited has assured that it has assembled an array of digital systems in an effort to push back the factors responsible for Nigeria’s dwindling crude oil fortunes.
In recent times, Nigeria has continued to record huge losses in the daily oil production quota, at the height of which, last week the country lost its position as biggest oil producer in Africa.
NNPCL records show that between March 3, 2022 and today, the country has been steadily losing a whopping $700 million monthly to oil thieves and pipeline vandals.
Group general manager, National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), Mr. Bala Wunti, said spoke at a briefing in Abuja said the digital solution has a semblance of the Saudi oil company’s (Aramco) security infrastructure.
He however explained that the Nigerian model is combining technology with the efforts of the national security outfits and that of the communities.
“I was in the Saudi Arabia infrastructure. I was there twice, and I know what they have. It’s a digital control system; it’s different from our own. Digital control system, it’s like you have the control system of all your assets in one place.
“This is beyond digital control system; it’s also a security system and we are doing it and to tell you that this was built-in by our inhouse software engineers because of the security sensitivities to it because they are customized, the moment you give to somebody who create that,” he said
According to him, NNPC is using combination of technology to integrate and synchronize and create what “we are now confident and comfortable with and one of the things that we’re very proud of, these are very young engineers, young enough to be our children and grandchildren in some of these places and a lot of them are seated on this control room. And that is why credit must be given to the leadership of NNPC for being able to respond to this.
we started using it and progressing. We’re not where we want to get, but I think we have achieved 60/65% of the capability of these infrastructures.
“We are integrating with other tools, we are connected to every agency that has infrastructure, NIMASA, Navy and NIGCOMSAT and several other infrastructures in the country. We all have collaborative platform to be able to do what we need to do”, he said.