Senior security officers from the oil and gas sector will gather in order to address various security issues faced by the industry at a summit next month in Dubai, UAE.

The 4th Gulf and Middle East Oil & Gas Security 2015 Summit organised by the International Research Networks, a leading business intelligence group, will take place on May 18 and 19, at the Raffles Hotel.

Risk, security and HSE leaders from Qatar Petroleum, Premier Oil, Kuwait Oil Company, Petrofac-Saudi Aramco, ADCO, Total, Lukoil, GE Levant-Turkey, Baker Hughes, DNO, Schneider Electric, Maersk Oil, the Ministry of Defence of Pakistan and Petroleb amongst others will share vital information based on their vast experience in the field with industry peers at this discreet forum, said a statement.

Following Operation Decisive Storm which commenced in Yemen on March 25, a new case study has been added to the two-day agenda, on how to maintain business activities under the shadow of the military intervention presented by Petrofac-Saudi Aramco’s country security manager.

He will address the challenges in getting an accurate picture of the situation, managing priorities of stakeholders, clients and contractors, sharing security information without the causing panic and establishment of trigger points to increase security measures.

With the Islamic State activities in the region taking a toll on local operations, two very topical sessions will cover case studies on how ABB managed to have uninterrupted operations in Iraq during the current insurgency and best methods for oil pipelines protection presented by ABB’s regional security manager and ADCO’s Fire/Tactical Response team leader respectively.

The IT security provider for companies in the Middle East, Global Security Network (GSN); the worldwide provider of critical communications solutions, See Word Now are gold sponsors of the summit.

Thales, the aerospace, transportation, defence and security system integrator acts as an elite speaker sponsor.

Taking place under the Chatham House Rule and with no media present, this summit will be a discreet meeting focused on the regional security considerations for the oil and gas industry, it stated.

Source: Trade Arabia