Royal Niger, Viper sign subsea electrical integrity management agreement
Royal Niger Emerging Technologies Limited, and its technology partner, Viper Innovations Limited, have developed a solution for the Nigerian market, which is targeted at reducing maintenance costs for subsea electrical equipment maintenance and electrical integrity in the upstream segment of the petroleum industry.
Unveiling the subsea solution to stakeholders in Lagos, Viper Innovations expressed excitement at the opportunities presented by its distributor agreement with Royal Niger Emerging Technologies.
The Managing Director, Viper Innovations, Neil Douglas, said: “We see Nigeria as one of the growing areas and there is a lot of business opportunities if leading-edge technology be developed with some local content element.
“As part of our collaboration objectives, we will be training Royal Niger personnel to provide the in-country support for our services and installation of our hardware. This will help Royal Niger build on its current capabilities and capacity.”
We are all looking forward to the future with not only Viper and Royal Niger benefiting from the collaboration but also our clients gaining from bespoke technologies to extend field life and reduce operational costs.”
The event was well attended by the officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, industry majors and their deepwater operations teams.
After technical sessions and robust exchange of ideas, participants were convinced the technology would guarantee long-term integrity management of subsea electrical systems and controls.
Chairman, Royal Niger Emerging Technologies, Olu Adewunmi, said: “Royal Niger will like to thank the industry for its continued support for Nigerian content inclusion within the subsea umbilical scope and will appreciate the same support as it continues to deepen in-country capacity through the relationship with Viper Innovations.”
The Executive Director, Royal Niger Emerging Technologies, Ivan Paoli, said: “The relationship between Viper Innovations and Royal Niger is one we are excited by and trust that with the Royal Niger track record of local content implementation, we can assist in developing local capacity so Royal Niger Technicians can carry out integrity checks and repairs using Viper equipment.”
Royal Niger Emerging Technologies is the leading indigenous supplier of umbilical and controls equipment to the Nigerian upstream industry.