Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd. (KPRL) has
implemented a new solution from IBM to
increase the productivity and efficiency of the companys
oil refinery operations in East Africa.
The agreement was finalized by IBMs business partners
Computer Source Point Ltd. and
Powertech IST Data. The new IBM solution will
allow KPRL to manage, measure and track the life cycle of its
oil-processing equipment such as pipes, heat exchangers, pumps,
valves, boilers, furnaces, compressors, tanks and turbines.
Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Ltd.
(NDPR), the fully owned subsidiary of Niger Delta
Exploration & Production Plc (NDEP), has been
granted a license to operate (LTO) the Ogbele mini refinery. This license, granted by
the federal government of Nigeria, is said to be the first of
its kind to be granted to an independent, publicly owned
Nigerian company. It gives NDPR full authority to operate its
mini diesel refinery (topping plant) at the Ogbele Field in old
OML 54 (Rivers State).
The LTO will make NDPRs mini diesel refinery the first
independently owned and fully operational diesel refinery in
Nigeria. The refinery has an initial capacity of
1,000 bpd. It commenced production in December 2010, using
crude-oil feed from NDPRs existing Ogbele