Engineering Automation, Emerson Solutions seal pact to boost oil, gas sector production
By Louis Ibah
Indigenous oil and gas servicing firm, Engineering Automation Technology Limited, has sealed a partnership deal with Emerson Automation Solutions Limited to improve automation and controls solutions in the oil and gas industry.
Managing Director/CEO of Engineering Automation Technology Limited, Dr. Emmanuel Okon, unveiled the deal during the just concluded Nigerian Oil and Gas (NOG) Energy Week 2023 in Abuja. He said the partnership would allow his company to serve as sole local business partner for Emerson Energy and Transportation Systems business in Nigeria.
Okon described Emerson as leading automation firm globally, saying part of the solutions to be undertaken on behalf of Emerson Automation Solutions will allow accurate metering and measurement of crude oil and gas production in Nigeria for operators with attendant checks on fraudulent activities in the industry. He further stated that the partnership will expand Engineering Automation Technology Limited scope of activities with their current and future clients in the oil and gas sector with a corresponding increase in human capacity development in Nigeria.
“The partnership shall enhance SCADA systems, flow computers, metering, pipeline monitoring solutions, terminal automation solutions and wellhead monitoring businesses to international and local oil companies including marginal field operators due e to the fact that the partnership will enable Engineering Automation Technology Limited market, distribute, install, provide spares, commission and maintain Emerson products in Nigeria.”
Okon in conjunction with Emerson representatives, Area Director, Nigeria, Ghana and Equatorial Guinea; Chukwuma Ossaiga, Director, Energy and Transportation Systems, Mouritz Jankowitz; and Business Development Manager, Mike Jewkes, took visitors around the joint exhibition booth at the NOG conference tasking operators to take advantage of the partnership between Engineering Automation and Emerson Solutions to optimize their production by ensuring their production processes goes fully automated for cost optimization.
He expressed appreciation to the leadership of the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), Nigeria Midstream Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) and NNPC Upstream Investment Services (NUIS) for effective regulation and investment that have made the partnership possible.