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Security Measures Industrial Hackers Hope You Ignore: An overview for oil and gas industry executives on assessing and mitigating industrial network security risks

Oil and gas industry executives must stay informed of cyber security threats for two reasons: (1) the energy sector is by far hackers’ #1 target, says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and (2) a cyber attack on their own facilities can potentially have serious impacts on operations and profitability as well as grave consequences for the life safety of personnel and nearby communities. This paper provides an executive level briefing of today’s top cyber threats, plus an overview of a layered “defense-in-depth” strategy – an industry best practice.

Date
12/1/2015
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Operational Performance in the Oil and Gas Industry through Asset Integrity Management

Process safety and asset integrity is very often enshrined in corporate integrity systems and operating procedures supported by operating safety audits that have been in place for a long time to meet regulations and try to ensure no failures occur. Often considered a necessary overhead, consider for a second whether in your company asset integrity is more than a series of inspection tasks, corrosion analyses, and equipment monitoring tasks. Is your asset integrity management program helping you deliver world-class operational performance? Going beyond the concept of “Fitness-for-Service,” asset integrity management is a business-critical process that should help identify and shape opportunities for operational excellence – improving safety and optimizing you capital and operational spend. This paper explains how a reliability centered approach to maintenance and asset performance management can help you develop and implement world-class operational performance through asset integrity management.

Date
12/1/2015
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The Race for More Oil

With demand for oil projected to keep climbing, oil companies are exploiting harder-to-reach reservoirs and keeping existing assets operating much longer. Designing a platform for harsh conditions or deep water that is easy to build, cost-effective to install, and safe to operate is no easy feat – and the risk of failure is high.

Date
11/2/2015
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Improving worker safety in the oilfield

Many customers are challenged by higher than desired worker injury rates and inefficiencies due to impractical and inflexible protection solutions. Injuries are expensive, time consuming and ultimately impact the company's bottom line. The numbers tell the full story. In recent information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were an estimated 8,500 nonfatal injuries and illnesses within activities supporting oil and gas extraction in 2011. Discover how an effective PPE program can optimize the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Date
10/30/2015
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