The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd. (NNPC Ltd.) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TotalEnergies to adopt and implement the Airborne Ultralight Spectrometer for Environmental Application (AUSEA) technology across all of NNPC’s upstream operations.
The company’s decision to adopt this methane detection technology is directly related to its attendance at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai.
The Executive Vice President of Upstream, Oritsemeyiwa Eyesan, and the Managing Director and Country Chair of TotalEnergies EP Nigeria, Matthieu Bouyer, signed the MoU. The Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), Mele Kyari, and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies, Patrick Pouyanné, oversaw the event.
Mele Kyari described TotalEnergies as a great and reliable partner over the years and thanked them for being a long-standing and trusted partner. He expressed excitement about exploring other potentials in the nation’s energy industry through this relationship.
TotalEnergies Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanné emphasised his company’s commitment to responsible hydrocarbon production, highlighting the offering of the AUSEA technology to NNPC as evidence of this commitment. He congratulated NNPC on its successful transformation to a limited liability corporation and praised the good spirit generated by recent corporate and industry reforms.
Putting the deal in proper perspective, Oritsemeyiwa Eyesan said that the pilot phase of the TotalEnergies AUSEA deployment would be on NNPC Ltd.’s owned operations, adding that the deal would enable the company to deploy methane abatement measures.