Huawei has launched a digital solution that provides full wireless network coverage and enhances the operational transparency of the oil and gas sector in Nigeria.
Launched at the recently concluded Nigeria International Petroleum Summit, 2020, the solution ensures safety in the oil and gas sector, covering oil fields, depots, and pipelines.
During its presentation to customers and partners at the NIPS2020, the Chinese multinational technology company, Huawei, said the solution uses 4G LTE broadband and Artificial Intelligence technology that would enable stakeholders to recognize issues of health, safety and environment as well as prevent vandalism before it happens.
Speaking at the event, Managing Director, Huawei Nigeria Enterprise (Abuja office), Mr. Tank Li, said “Operationally, there are lots of activities which take place at the depot locations. With the Huawei Digital IoT Solution, all stakeholders will be able to monitor activities by installing our Artificial Intelligence surveillance cameras which can detect unusual movements around the premises.”
“This AI technology which records video uses surveillance cameras that communicate with each other and then passes the information to the operational team.”
“For example, the AI surveillance can prevent unauthorized entrance into the premises,” he said.
Furthermore, the solution is anticipated to take real-time data of daily oil production in the country which will enable full transparency for the sector. “Another advantage of this solution using the 4G LTE is its capacity to enable stakeholders to monitor the daily oil production in real-time.
“This has been an issue for the industry in terms of not being able to take adequate account of daily production. This solution will help create transparency, help take full records and improve efficiency for the oil and gas industry in Nigeria,” he added.
Apart from Nigeria, the digital oilfield IOT solution was said to have also been launched in other parts of the world and has a proven reputation among global industry leaders to help oil and gas companies achieve a higher recovery rate and less cost, according to reports.