Safeguarding offshore installations from threats has become imperative for many states especially those with significant operations vital to their national economic wellbeing. Offshore oil and gas industry become strategic and economic importance in light of global energy security concerns which potentially made offshore installations targets for adversaries. To provide adequate protection for offshore oil and gas installations, key decision makers in both government and industry must have a good understanding of the types of threats faced by offshore installations including knowledge of various threat groups, the dangers they represent, their goals, intentions, offshore capabilities, opportunities, past attacks and interferences with offshore installations and possible future actions. During the presentation many aspects will be explored to identify the types of threats to offshore installations.
Mr Turki Al Thonayan CPP, Division Head of Offshore Security Operations, SAUDI ARAMCO, KSA
Turki Al-Thonayan is the Offshore Security Operations division head in Saudi Aramco with around 20 years of experience in various security field including security of offshore installations, ports facilities, Information Technology, computer forensics, communities, industrial areas. He is certified Port Facility Security Officer, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Crime Investigator, and Fraud Examiner. He has BS degree in Information & Computer Science with MBA degree both degrees are from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). Also, He is a member of many international security organizations.