PS Liban Encourages Technological Innovation in Petroleum Sector

The Principal Secretary (PS) of the State Department for Petroleum, Mohammed Liban, has emphasized the importance of leveraging technology to enhance exploration and production processes in the oil and gas industry.

Empowering Petroleum Professionals

During the opening of a two-day training on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing in Mombasa, PS Liban highlighted the significance of staying updated with current data and acquiring technical skills essential for effective execution of duties within the State Department.

Embracing Technological Advancements

PS Liban encouraged Petroleum Geologists, Petro physicists, and Petroleum Laboratory Technologists to embrace technology in the upstream sector of oil and petroleum. He emphasized that GIS serves as a powerful tool in addressing challenges encountered during exploration, development, and exploitation of natural resources.

Benefits of GIS and Remote Sensing

PS Liban elaborated on the manifold benefits of GIS and remote sensing, emphasizing their role in resource management, improved communication, and environmental impact monitoring. Integration of GIS promises cost savings, enhanced efficiency, and better decision-making for improved service delivery.

Visit to KPRL Facilities

The PS also toured the Kenya Petroleum and Refineries Limited (KPRL) facilities in Changamwe. The takeover of KPRL by the Kenya Petroleum Company (KPC) is expected to enhance the petroleum supply chain infrastructure, ensuring security of supply and cost efficiency.

Government’s Plans for LPG Usage

The government aims to improve the penetration of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) usage in the country by developing LPG bulk import handling and storage facilities at the KPRL land. This initiative is part of Kenya Kwanza administration’s efforts to mitigate climate change challenges by promoting the use of LPG as a transitional fuel.

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