Technology

Total to develop A.I. solutions with Google Cloud

Apr 25, 2018

Total and Google Cloud have signed an agreement to jointly develop artificial intelligence (A.I.) solutions applied to subsurface data analysis for oil and gas exploration and production. The agreement focuses on the development of A.I. programs that will make it possible to interpret subsurface images, notably from seismic studies (using Computer Vision technology) and automate…

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Glo, Huawei sign deal to link oil platforms, communities to new Glo-2 submarine cable

Apr 25, 2018

Telecommunications service provider, Globacom, has signed a multi-million dollar contract with top Chinese technology firm Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., to provide a robust and permanent telecommunications backbone and last-mile broadband solutions to the Nigerian oil industry and to the myriads of businesses that dot the coastal states of Nigeria, Vanguard reports. With the signing of…

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EEDC unveils internet-based smart bills payment system

Apr 17, 2018

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), on Monday, introduced a bi-lingual internet-based smart bills payment system to reduce time-wasting of bills payment by its customers, P.M. News reports. Mr Emeka Ezeh, EEDC’s Head of Communications, said in a statement in Enugu that the new internet-based bill payment known as “Energy Pay’’ was part of the…

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NNPC to support local investors on advancement of technology – Baru

Apr 16, 2018

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has said that the corporation was committed to supporting local investors towards growing the engineering profession, even as he noted that this would in turn ensure technological advancement of the nation’s oil and gas industry. Dr. Baru disclosed this while speaking…

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NNPC targets 100% automation of crude oil sales by December

Apr 12, 2018

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it hopes to attain 100 per cent automation of all transactions involving the supply, marketing and sale of the various grades and blends of Nigeria’s crude oil across the world by the last quarter of 2018, Daily Trust reports. The corporation at the moment has succeeded in automating…

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Cyber attack shuts pipeline data system in the U.S.

Apr 8, 2018

At least four U.S. pipeline companies have seen their electronic systems for communicating with customers shut down over the last few days, with three confirming it resulted from a cyberattack, Bloomberg reports. On Tuesday, Oneok Inc., which operates natural gas pipelines in the Permian Basin in Texas and the Rocky Mountains region, said it disabled…

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Viper Networks and Apollo complete first African smart cities solution in Nasarawa

Apr 5, 2018

Viper Networks Inc. in partnership with Apollo Smart Lights and Apollo INT’L SAL, has completed the first Smart Cities Solution deployment in Africa. The Nagis City Smart City project is in the State of Nasarawa within approximately 30 miles of the Capital of Nigeria, Abuja. The project was completed in its entirety in less than…

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Total, partners to deploy world’s first autonomous offshore robot

Apr 3, 2018

Robots could soon be working autonomously alongside humans on a North Sea platform as part of a world-first project from the Oil & Gas Technology Centre, Total E&P (Total) and taurob, in partnership with Technische Universitaet Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), World Oil reports. The 18-month project will develop and trial a mobile robot for autonomous operational…

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DPR unveils digital platform for downstream operations

Mar 31, 2018

The Nation’s Petroleum Regulatory Agency, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has introduced digital solution to its downstream operations – Automated Downstream System (ADS). The ADS is the migration of all licences and permits in downstream operations to digital platform, The Guardian reports. The affected licences and permits includes the Import/Export permit (IMPEX) for petroleum…

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Tech firm unveils app to help improve power sector

Mar 28, 2018

A new power app, 247electric has been invented to impact on the nation’s economy, using the innovative solution to tackle the range of problems in the electricity supply value chain, The Guardian reports. The Business Development Manager, 247electric, Eno Bassey, said the app is a power sector focused platform that collects data by engaging enterprising…

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