Oil Rigs, Gas pipelines & Offshore Facilities protection After 9/11, the international community adopted series of regulatory initiatives to counter security threats that exist in the maritime environment and enhance security of the maritime transport industry.
Some of these international regulatory countermeasures, as well as those that already existed prior to 9/11, apply to offshore oil and gas installations.
We deliver security solutions for offshore oil and gas facilities and pipeline networks, which are «easy» targets.
The threat of unwanted visitors means protecting your infrastructure, crew and assets is vital.
Attacking on oil and gas pipelines and offshore installations is not a new phenomenon.
Attacks in such facilities include terrorists, insurgents, pirates, criminal syndicates, environmental activists, anti-oil activists and other types of protesters, hostile Nation-States, other unknown groups and individual
It is our goal to protect oil, gas and refined product pipelines and offshore infrastructures against sabotage, illegal tapping and terrorist action, in addition to the everyday detecting of leaks and in-line equipment failure.
With and through our business and strategic partners International Armour is a provider of integrated risk management and logistics and lifecycle management solutions for commercial and industrial facilities around the world.
Types of offshore security threats
Attacking offshore oil and gas installations is not a new phenomenon.
In fact, the first attack on an offshore oil installation took place more than 100 years ago on 2 August 1899 off the shores of Santa Barbara, California.
In the last 25 years there have been +50 attacks and security incidents involving offshore installations. These were carried out by various perpetrators with different motivations, objectives, tactics and capabilities.
These include terrorists, insurgents, pirates, criminal syndicates, environmental activists, anti-oil activists and other types of protesters, hostile Nation-States, and sometimes other unknown groups and individuals.
Offshore security threats are activities that pose a risk to operations of offshore oil and gas installations.
Any unlawful interference with offshore oil and gas operations or an act of violence directed towards offshore installations is considered an ‘offshore security threat’.
Offshore security threats may be classified in several ways based on different criteria. One such classification is based on geographical criteria, such as local or global, national or transnational.
The attacks may come from various sources: individuals or groups internal or external to a state or a combination of both.