The regional security consideration for the oil and gas industry will be the focus of a summit set to take place in Dubai, UAE, in May.

The fourth Gulf and Middle East Oil and Gas Security Summit will take place on May 18 and 19, under the Chatham House Rule and with no media present. It is being organised by International Research Networks (IRN), said a statement.

The forum will discuss the most pressing concerns currently, from the growing threat of terrorism with a focus on the Islamic State (IS) and IS sympathisers, evacuation planning, duty of care in high risk regions, cyber security, business continuity, and crisis management planning.

The presentations and discussions will address a number of issues, including the threat of terrorism posed by IS and other local groups; geopolitical instability – the ‘Arab Spring’; pipeline attacks; cyber security; community relations; piracy and maritime crime; security communications; the ongoing battle to build business continuity and crisis management capabilities; duty of care and evacuation planning; and the threat of kidnap for ransom.

The IRN has secured an outstanding panel of security experts to take part in this industry leading meeting, the statement added.

Source: Trade Arabia