Nigeria: U.S. Govt Pledges Support for Digital Transformation of Nigeria’s Oil, Gas Industry

Nigeria: U.S. Govt Pledges Support for Digital Transformation of Nigeria's Oil, Gas IndustryUnited States government has pledged unalloyed support for the digital transformation of Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Industry.

Following this development, the Foreign Commercial Service of the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, in collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Nigeria and its leading local partner, Manifold Computers, have introduced an innovative technology Synergy and Aruba for use in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

Speaking at the public presentation of the technology product, United States Consul General F. John Bray who renewed the US government’s commitment to supporting trade and investment in Nigeria, encouraged Nigerian oil and gas industry players to avail themselves of the innovative technology with a view to harnessing Nigeria’s abundant resources, improving their bottom-line and ultimately growing the economy.

He said that “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,”

The event which was attended by leading oil and gas industry players, technology service providers, and senior government officials, explained Synergy and Aruba as a technology that helps companies operating in the Nigerian oil and gas industry to increase the efficiency of operations, monitor people, manage resources, make real-time decisions, reduce risks, save costs, and increase flexibility, productivity and company bottom line.

Also, lending a voice, Acting Commercial Counselor of the US Mission, Mr. Paul Bergman, highlighted Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s long term partnership with the American Commercial Service.

According to him, the US Commercial Service will continue to be at the fore-front of promoting trade and investment between America and Nigeria through the development and execution of mutually beneficial international trade policies and promotion strategies.

Similarly, Country Managing Director, HPE Nigeria, Mr. Chukwuma Okpaka, said that, “The high performance computing technology solution meets the modern exigencies of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Modeling and simulation applications” , noting it will accelerate breakthroughs in oil and gas, science, medicine, technology, and energy sectors.