Wireless sensors remotely monitor wells in Nigeria swamps

Low power, two-way wireless communication devices, powered by batteries, proved effective for long-range monitoring of producing wells and facilities in the dense jungle and swamps of the Niger Delta in Nigeria.The impetus for Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria (SPDC) to develop and deploy this technology in Nigeria came from a Shell GameChanger organization workshop, held in Abuja, Nigeria, in 2003 that discussed SPDC technology needs for the next decade.The GameChanger group is a Shell organization focused on bringing to Shell operating units advanced technology from various industry, academic, and research and development organizations.The workshop made clear that the inability...

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