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Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection

In January 2013, the energy industry experienced one of the most deadly attacks in recent years, the assault to the Algerian Tiguentourine gas complex that left 40 hostages dead and interrupted the activities of the complex significantly. This incident evidenced the increasing threat and need to protect critical energy infrastructure from the threat of terrorism.

Pipeline Security 2015 Forum vil præsentere en casestudie om det dødbringende militante angreb på Algeriens rørledning. Præsentationen ledes af Ayhan Gücüyener fra Caspian Strategy Institute (HASEN). Som et eksempel på hendes præsentation på forummet tilbød hun nogle meget interessante indsigter og analyser af denne hændelse.

IRN: Could you tell us a little bit more about the Caspian Strategy Institute (HASEN) and its activities?

Ayhan Gücüyener: Caspian Strategy Institute (HASEN) er en Istanbul-baseret tænketank. HASENs mission er at producere ægte forskning og data til den bredere kaspiske region om energi, internationale anliggender, logistik, sikkerhed, økonomi, uddannelse, kultur og miljø. HASEN afholder internationale møder, publikationer og uddannelse, der stimulerer videnskabelig debat og forskning. Caspian Strategy Institute's kritiske infrastrukturbeskyttelsesprogram har til formål at tilbyde et alternativt perspektiv på energisikkerhed, som i stigende grad bliver en presserende bekymring i den kaspiske region, herunder Tyrkiet. Programmets mission er at yde nøjagtige oplysninger til beslutningstagere i den offentlige og private sektor ved regelmæssigt hosting af træningsaktiviteter, workshops, seminarer og forlagsrapporter.

IRN: Why is this attack still such an important topic for oil and gas security practitioners?

Ayhan Gücüyener: The attack on the Algerian Tiguentourine gas complex, which occurred in January 2013, was one of the largest assaults that the energy industry has experienced in recent years. This attack caused an enormous humanitarian and economic loss: 40 innocent people from 10 countries lost their lives and the activities of the complex were significantly interrupted. Even though we will never know whether this attack could have been prevented or not, there remains a critical question that the energy industry should answer: ‘What can the industry learn from that attack to improve its security and emergency preparedness for the future? My analysis on the Tiguentourine gas complex attack will offer ‘lessons learned and best practices’ which energy industry professionals should absolutely take into consideration.

IRN: Hvad skal vi overveje for at komme foran en ny "bølge" af potentielle angreb på rørledningsinfrastruktur?

Ayhan Gücüyener: Scientific statistics show us that critical energy infrastructure has been an attractive target for terrorist groups and this connection between energy and terror is growing. The Energy Infrastructure Attack Database shows that, in the last decade, there were nearly 400 attacks per year carried by non-state actors, whereas that figure was less than 200 prior to 1999. In such context, we should consider a more comprehensive ‘security’ approach for energy industry. This picture shows that critical energy infrastructure protection is becoming a growing concern for the industry and international cooperation is now crucial. The Pipeline Security Forum will provide us with a unique platform to share our security concerns and best practices in order to protect these extremely vulnerable assets.

Højttalere vil også omfatte højtstående repræsentanter fra: Tyrkiets ministerium for energi og naturressourcer, Tyrkisk Undersecretariat for Forsvarsindustrien, TANAP, GE Oil & Gas, Vestafrikanske Gasrørledningsselskab, ConocoPhillips, Petrochina, ABB, Joint Venture i Salah Gas, Pico International Petroleum, NEPAL Oil & Gas, GAIL, BP og Sonatrach, blandt andre.

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