(EnergyAsia, April 28, Monday) — The security and availability of oil is critical as it directly affects the world’s economic, political and social stability.

‘Infrastructure Security in Oil and Gas 2008’ which will be held at the Le Meridien Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia from May 27 to 28 will address current issues faced by the industry.

The conference will discuss energy security challenges and how countries and companies can develop a credible system to protect their assets, measure the effectiveness of the assets protection system, analyse security threats and plan a risk mitigation strategy. Companies need to understand the role of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in developing countries, how to manage vandalism and sabotage, develop best practices for protecting oil and gas infrastructure and assets, and techniques in selecting and assessing the capability of tactical response group.

Two pre-conference workshops will be held on May 26.

‘Developing a world class protection system for your oil and gas project’ aims to identify the actions necessary to lift core aspects of security performance to a level where the most determined adversaries are deterred. It will be led by Michael Humphreys of Control-Risks.

‘Lessons learned from security critical infrastructure’ aims to help delegates assess the security system to minimise risk, the different techniques used in testing the system in the process control applications and provide insight to the best practices and methodology used by other oil and gas companies. This workshop will be led by Kegan Kawano, a senior security consultant for Industrial Defender.

Speakers at the event include Jean Perois (Dolphin Energy Limited), Suhendro W. Sentanu (BP Migas), Brett Peppler (Australian Homeland Security Research Centre), Dasriel Noeha (Sigap Prima Astrea), Kegan Kawano (Industrial Defender Inc), H.S Pannu (Relliance India), Michael Humphreys (Control-Risks), Baruno Subroto (Chevron Indonesia), Whisnu Bharata (BP Indonesia), S.N.Ojha (Essar Oil), Chris Humphrey (Global Strategies Group) and Carlos Tan (Petron Corporation).

This event is organised by K2B International. For more information, please contact Admin@EnergyAsia.com.