Following on from three highly successful editions, IRN announced that the 4th Gulf and Middle East Oil & East Oil & Gas Security Summit will be held on 18th-19th May once again in Dubai.

Last year’s Summit in March included senior security officials from Chevron Shipping, Maersk Oil, GDF Suez, GE Oil & Gas, Transocean, Lukoil, Dana Gas, Qatar Petroleum, ConocoPhillips, Kuwait Oil Company, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, Baker Hughes and OSAC.

This year’s Forum will focus on the most pressing concerns currently, from the growing threat of terrorism with a focus on IS and IS sympathisers, evacuation planning, duty of care in high risk regions, cyber security, business continuity, and crisis management planning.

Presentations and discussions will address a number of issues, including:

  • The threat of terrorism posed by IS and other local groups
  • Geopolitical instability – the “Arab Spring”
  • Pipeline attacks
  • Cyber security
  • Community relations
  • Piracy and maritime crime
  • Security communications
  • The ongoing battle to build business continuity and crisis management capabilities
  • Duty of care and evacuation planning
  • The threat of kidnap for ransom

IRN has again secured an outstanding panel of security experts to take part in this industry leading meeting.

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