January 2015, Vol. 242, No. 1

In The News

Oil And Gas Pipeline Security Forum Slated

ACI (Active Communications International) is holding the Next Generation Oil & Gas Pipeline Security conference Feb. 17-19, 2015 in Houston, TX. This conference is designed to provide a fully comprehensive platform to security experts involved in the protection of oil and gas infrastructure, assets and staff. The event will include methods of defense against threats such as attacks on supply infrastructure, accidents, natural and unnatural disasters and rising terrorism and cyber-attacks.

Speakers will cover the security technologies and solutions deployed to protect the oil and gas infrastructures (such as pipelines, storage units, drill rigs and refineries) from both physical and cyberattacks.

Security has always been a top priority at oil and natural gas facilities which allows our nation to prosper by a safe, reliable energy supply. Companies have long recognized that this can be accomplished by partnering with local emergency response teams to design safe and secure facilities that protect plants, infrastructure, workers, communities, and energy supplies through a variety of standards and procedures.

The Next Generation Oil & Gas Pipeline Security conference will also focus on the latest developments in pipeline monitoring and security technology. Speakers will elaborate upon how these advances will meet the challenges of today’s demanding market. This will include how to secure the platforms, refineries and pipelines from physical attacks and cyber intrusions for undisrupted and sustained production and supply of oil and gas.

There is an increasing trend toward the adoption of oil and gas security solutions. Vendors are aggressively investing and working toward providing sophisticated physical and network security solutions to provide efficient protection to the platforms and distribution networks.

The total oil and gas security market is expected to grow from $23.23 billion in 2013 to $29.98 billion by 2018, at an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.2 % from 2013-18.

The conference will include pre-conference workshops, interactive panels, roundtables, national and international case study presentations, networking luncheons and receptions.
Key speakers include some of the most highly regarded experts in the oil and gas pipeline security community including representatives from The Chertoff Group, Honeywell, Georgia Utility Contractors Association, Inc. URS Federal Services, Common Ground Alliance, New England Gas Workers Association and NatGas Consulting, Stroz Friedberg, Chevron Pipe Line Co., Congressional Research Service, Baker Hughes, NiSource Gas Transmission & Storage and more.

The event is sponsored by Forward Trace, Mariner and TechSci Research. For a complete brochure, registration information and promotional discounts for Pipeline & Gas readers contact Kevin Hoef, khoef@acius.net, 414.221.1700 Ext. 171.


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