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.