How could ‘Operation Decisive Storm’ in Yemen affect security for the oil and gas industry in the Middle East?

With security concerns currently at all-time high for companies operating in parts of the Middle East, senior security officers from the oil and gas sector will gather on 18th-19th May at Raffles Hotel in Dubai for the 4th Gulf and Middle East Oil & Gas Security 2015 Summit organised by IRN.

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.

Following Operation Decisive Storm which commenced in Yemen on March 25th, a new case study has been added to the 2-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 and 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. More information can be found on the website

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