Nigeria to adopt new technology for oil and gas industry

LagosNigeria in a way to transforming its oil and gas sector to boost up the economy. (Image source: Igor Grochev/Shutterstock)The US government unveiled an innovative technology Synergy and Aruba for Nigerian oil and gas industry, pledging an unalloyed support for the country’s digital transformation in the energy sector

The Foreign Commercial Service of the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria has introduced this technology in collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Nigeria and its local partner Manifold Computers.

Speaking at a recent public presentation of the technology product at an event in Lagos, F. John Bray, Consul General of the US, encouraged the Nigerian oil and gas industry players to avail themselves of the technology. He said that the technology will be able to harnessing Nigeria’s abundant resources, with ultimately boosting the country’s economy.

The industry experts described Synergy and Aruba as a technology that aims to help Nigerian oil and gas companies to increase operational efficiencies, monitor people, manage resources, make real-time decisions and reduce risks in a cost-effective way, increasing flexibility, productivity and company bottom line.

During the presentation, Bray also renewed the US government’s commitment to supporting trade and investment in Nigeria.

He said, “Nigeria presents tremendous long-term growth opportunities and the United States government remains committed to supporting American companies and local partners in deploying US technology to help tackle some of the challenges the country is facing.”

Speaking at the presentation, Paul Bergman, acting commercial counselor of the US mission, highlighted HPE's long term partnership with the American Commercial Service. He reinforced that the US Commercial Service will continue its support to promote trade and investment between the US and Nigeria by developing and executing mutually beneficial trade policies and promotion strategies.

Commenting on Synergy and Aruba, Chukwuma Okpaka, country managing director at HPE Nigeria, noted, “The high performance computing technology solution meets the modern exigencies of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.”

He further added that the modelling and simulation applications would accelerate breakthroughs in oil and gas, science, medicine, technology and energy sectors.

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