Security is an on-going concern across the oil and gas industry. During turbulent times such as civil unrest, riots, states of emergency, demonstrations, protests or natural disasters, managing security poses additional risks that may lead to employee evacuations and disruption of business activities. This paper describes how an oilfield services company applied management commitment and leadership concepts to day-to-day operational and personnel security decisions during turbulent times across the Middle East region.
The paper describes how the company established a holistic approach to manage the additional risks associated with threat environments, taking into consideration the particularities of specific country, city and field operations. Clear priority has been given to protect employees, contractors and dependants, both nationals and expatriates.