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NNPC, PTI To Install Anti-Theft Systems On Pipelines To Curb Oil Theft

Wednesday, 19 October 2022

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) and the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) are to install anti-theft integrated monitoring systems on pipelines to monitor the facilities against crude oil theft.

Nigeria has been losing trillions of naira for several years due to the activities of pipeline vandals who steal the country’s crude massively.

Henry Adimula, the Principal and Chief Executive Officer of PTI, who spoke in Abuja at the PTI’s 50th anniversary, stated that the institute had developed an oil anti-theft integrated monitoring system to monitor pipelines effectively.

Adimula, who said this was one of the fresh innovations of the PTI, stated, “We’ve produced an oil anti-theft integrated monitoring system for pipeline monitoring and an air quality monitoring system.

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“We have Al’s and have developed a corrosion robot for early detection of localised corrosion and prevent loss of integrity of the facilities, among others.”

While delivering his address at the event, Mele Kyari, the Group Chief Executive Officer of NNPC, said the oil company was pleased to hear what the institute had done regarding pipeline monitoring.

He then promised the PTI that NNPC would work with the institute to deploy the technology to further the monitoring of NNPC’s pipelines to address crude oil theft in Nigeria.

Kyari said, “We need to produce oil and gas. We are trying to address the massive oil theft. We will overcome it, but clearly it is something we also need to work together to resolve.

“That is why I’m happy to hear the PTI coming up with solutions that will be able to monitor pipelines.”

He said the NNPC was cooperating with security agencies of the federal government to arrest and deter people from having access to Nigeria’s crude.

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via: Information Nigeria

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