Oil & Gas Security 2012 Summit

Day one of the Oil & Gas Security 2012 summit included speeches on topics ranging from SCEG to how to prevent your oil pipe being hot tapped.

Vice Admiral Sir Tim McClement addressed the summit for and on behalf of SCEG, explaining what they are doing, why and what they hope to achieve. The main ain of SCEG is to develop an accreditation process which ensures that British private security companies on British flagged ships come up to standard, operate safely and with due care. This is a move that will be welcomed by shipowners as it will save them time and money in conducting their own audits on security suppliers. This is a necessary step forward in a world where the dangers of maritime crime are going nowhere fast and it is hoped that SCEG’s accreditation process will be a useful starting point for other nations in developing their own standards.

We were also given an insight into how Technip protect their staff and assets, how fiber optic monitoring devices can be used to protect assets from interference, both onshore and off, and how BP protects their oil pipelines in Turkey.

Today the summit enters its second and final day with presentations covering areas such as maritime terrorism, maritime security policy, maritime security regulations and maritime security best practice. It promises to be an insightful day and draws to an end a succesful first Oil & Gas Security Summit.

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