Operational malfunction, environmental impact, and external attack are all areas of significant potential threat that need to be addressed with a precise, efficient, and effective approach – a task increasingly fulfilled using an integrated approach to surveillance.
Harsh, changeable weather conditions, industrial hazardous areas (often in close proximity to living quarters), and sheer distance from land-based response teams make offshore platforms and vessels extremely challenging in terms of both safety and security.
Download the white paper to discover how surveillance can step up to meet key needs, including automatically identifying and tracking potential threats, safeguarding against physical incursions, quantifying environmental hazards, and preventing operational accidents.
An unavoidable truth
The importance of offshore assets to our economic and energy infrastructure inevitably makes them high-value targets. Given current international security concerns, this is a fact that cannot be ignored, and the threat is ever present.
While there have been few successful terrorist attacks targeting offshore platforms to date, emphasis on prevention and response has never been stronger.
Operators that 'make the connection' will undoubtedly boost prevention and whole-site protection.
Offshore assets – fixed or floating – may not be able to prevent physical incursions, but the technology now available ensures crew or dedicated security teams are better equipped to monitor waters and identify potential threats at significant distance. This enables response protocols to be activated much earlier, including requests for response or support teams to be deployed.