The National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) has introduced an Electronic Materials Management Solution (e-MMS) to improve the efficiency of inventory tracking and automated workflow system.

NAPIMS also unveiled its International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certifications: ISO 9001:2019 Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) and ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS).

NAPIMS, which was established as the Corporate Services Unit (CSU) of Nigeria National Petroleum Company Ltd., is the first government organization in West Africa to receive ISO certification.

The Nigerian News Agency reports that the official presentation of the two ISO certificates took place on Friday at Abuja, Senior Manager, RINA.

Malam Mele Kyari, Group CEO, NNPC, said in a speech that the certification would address its challenges, especially oil theft and pipeline vandalism, and suggest the best framework to de-escalate the situation.

Kyari denounced the massive destruction of NNPC operations following the activities of vandals and criminals along the pipelines which had reduced their level of production.

“This is clearly the greatest form of business disruption we face today, the development will suggest ways to address it,” he said.

According to him, the Nigerian Navy is now launching a massive operation to curb oil theft in the Niger Delta region.

He said the essence of the intervention was to ensure that all means available to the Navy were deployed with the support of industry.

However, Kyari congratulated the upstream management of NNPC and NAPIMS for this great achievement, adding that their transition to NNPC Ltd. would ensure that their activities and procedures are properly certified in accordance with best practice.

Also speaking, Mr. Adokiye Tombomieye, Group CEO, Upstream, described e-MMS as an end-to-end automated inventory management platform developed to manage inventory, materials, options and inventory. disposal of assets.

Tombomieye said the implementation of e-MMS would support its cost inventory initiatives and ensure seamless cross inventory and provide a direct online payment gateway for items purchased on the auction platform.

He also noted that obtaining NAPIMS certifications for ISO 9001-2015 and ISO 2230-2019 would lend credibility to the system and suggest compliance with the global standard for all its activities.

Tombomieye said it was remarkable that this realization came during NNPC’s 30 years of existence, making it the first government organization in West Africa to receive ISO 2230-2019 certification for the business continuity management system.

“In July 2019, Kyari assumed leadership of NNPC with its Transparency, Accountability and Performance Excellence program to navigate the political direction of positioning NNPC among its peers in the global oil and gas space. gas.

“This commitment has been further reinforced as a year of excellence in realizing our aspirations to turn actions into measurable results,” he said.

According to him, these laudable initiatives show core values ​​and clear indicators of a journey to become a world-class energy company.

He said standardization and usage were key to achieving company goals.

Tombomieye said all of this was possible with the support of NNPC’s CEO and with the support of esteemed knowledgeable colleagues across the company.

In a speech, Mr. Bala Wunti, Group Managing Director, NAPIMS, said that on recovery in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, he outlined the delivery strategies to take a bold step and bridge the gap between the NAPIMS and that of the operators.

Wunti said the company has developed a business continuity plan initiative to eliminate disruptions to business, operations and cash flow.

Wunti said it has also developed the role-based system, asset-based management, while the launch of Nigeria’s bottom-up cost optimization program has helped operational visibility of assets and ensured continuity and sustained supply with operator support.

“We had to develop a strategy that would give us end-to-end visibility into our assets. We believe that our processes and procedures would have redesigned our operating and business model.

“Oil and gas continue to flow, including electricity, and we have not experienced any outages during the period,” he said.

Wunti, who expressed his satisfaction at having obtained the certification of the international standard, said that the idea of ​​embarking on the certification came when he wanted to trial a combination of local content solution in the sector. Energy.

Furthermore, he described e-MMS as a transparent platform for trading, supplying, acquiring and auctioning, among others.

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