The Challenges that Frustrate the Deployment and use of Wireless Sensor Networks for Oil Pipeline Monitoring in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria


Authors : Oyubu, A.O; Mbachu, C.B; Nwabueze, C.A; Iloh, J.P

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 3 - March

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6670374

The deployment and use of Wireless Sensor Networks, an IEEE802.15.4 standard enabled devicesin pipeline and oil infrastructure monitoring has gained global recognition over the years. Wireless Sensor Networks make it possible for data to be collected from distant and remote fields in real time because of its capability of robust and reliable multi-hop communication thuseliminating using other technologies which are generally wired technologies and easily vandalised. The deployment and use of Wireless Sensor Networks in pipeline and oil facilities surveillance in the Niger Delta notwithstanding, incidences of pipeline vandalization and consequent oil theft are still rife. Employing the technologyis thus frustrated by a myriad of challenges. This paper seeks to x-ray and also proffers solutions to the various challenges that have frustrated the effective deployment and use of the technology in the Niger Delta hitherto.

Keywords : WSN, Fields, Pipeline, Multi-hop, Technology, Standard.

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