Security Committee tackles critical infrastructure

Members of OGP’s Security Committee met in Madrid recently and discussed critical infrastructure and information protection.

 External speaker Thomas Martin gave a presentation on the Centre of Critical Infrastructure in Spain, and Dr Christopher Bronk, from the James A. Baker III Institute, discussed information security.

The agenda also included Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), combatting kidnapping, and a brainstorming session on the Committee’s 2015 work plan.   This will build on 2014 achievements, which included the publication of three reports to date:

  • Report 494 Integrating security in major projects – principles and guidelines
  • Report 496 Guidelines for security planning in remote locations (for OGP members only)
  • Report 497 Guidance for the initial management of security incidents in remote oil and gas facilities (for OGP members only)

Commenting on the Madrid meeting, Chair Jean-Louis Kibort of Total said, “It was once again a great opportunity to gather all members, reflect on the Committee’s achievements and define the future. Now that the agenda has been agreed the Security Committee is already looking forward to its next meeting in October.”

He concluded by joining participants in thanking Alfredo Lorenzo Mena and Ricardo Illan from Repsol for organising a ‘brilliant’ meeting.

Ancillary events included a visit to the Prado Museum, a bus tour of historic Madrid and dinner at Botín Restaurant, the oldest restaurant in the world.

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