RusselSmith is qualified by the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC)

As Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria has one of the region’s most powerful energy sectors and hosts many oil and gas supermajors. Today, the industry faces the challenge of sustaining and maintaining equipment on aging assets due to the difficulty of procuring legacy parts. The unavailability of these parts, which are often no longer manufactured and difficult to remanufacture, can cause significant disruptions to operations.

To address these issues, RusselSmith, an industrial AM solutions provider in West Africa, aims to fill this gap between needed and available parts by manufacturing such parts locally, helping companies improve their operational uptime and reduce costs.

The organization is qualified by the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) to deploy industrial non-metallic additive manufacturing solutions in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

Using 3YOURMIND’s part identification software, RusselSmith will be able to identify viable additive manufacturing applications for the oil and gas industry. Once parts have been identified for their technical compatibility and economic feasibility, RusselSmith will use its expertise in design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) to optimize and produce them using additive technology. Optimized parts will then be added to the digital inventory interface that is powered by 3YOURMIND, enabling RusselSmith to streamline pricing, delivery, and order operations for its customers.

There is significant potential for improving operational efficiency in the oil and gas industry through the additive manufacturing of legacy parts, and it all starts from being able to identify viable parts across the industry and determine the most efficient ways to manufacture such parts additively,” says Kayode Adeleke, CEO of RusselSmith. “We are pleased to partner with 3YOURMIND to improve our solutions, and we look forward to making a positive impact in the region together.”

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