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Wireless Sensor Network in Niger Delta Oil and Gas Field Monitoring: The Security Challenges and Countermeasures

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Executive Summary

The IEEE 802.15.4 specification has enabled low-power, low-cost and smart Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) capable of robust and reliable multi-hop communications. An International Oil and gas Company (IOC), Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), became the first multinational Oil and Gas Company operating in the Nigeria Niger Delta region to switch from wired to wireless sensor technology eliminating the need for cables thereby allowing data collection in remote, swampy areas and enabling new applications.

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