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Oil And Gas: Department of Petroleum Resources Certifies Intrusion Detection Pipeline Technology

Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) of NNPC has in a bid to help identify and harmonize pipeline issues has approved the use of intrusion detection pipeline technology our domestic oil and gas sector.

It was gathered that this new technology aims to find out and control leakage, external surface corrosion and other things that might malign the effectiveness of oil and gas pipelines.

The approval officers approved the new technology after a technical evaluation and fitness check. This approval which has also had an aim of creating 400 to 450 local manufacturing jobs and driving industrialisation, serves as a stepping stone for more investment into our local industries producing pipes.

Statistics show that in repairing and maintaining pipelines transporting crude oil from wells to flow stations, Nigeria spent over N75.23 billion within the period of September 2019 to September 2020.

In speaking to newsmen, director of the introducers of this technology – ScanTECH IsoPlus Nigeria, Mohammed Abdulkarim, explained that the technology would be significant in growing our domestic industry, therefore, providing a stable ground for our nation to compete internationally.

He also stressed the need for improving Nigeria’s Oil and Gas sector.

“Nigerian independent and indigenous companies need to take centre stage in improving pipeline systems, thereby expanding domestic refining and oil and gas production flawlessly to improve the country’s GDP,” he said.

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