AKE has produced the first independent security and risk assessment of Libya’s major oil producing and refining facilities. Designed to provide accurate and actionable information to companies looking to enter or re-enter the oil-rich North African state, the project aimed to assess the threat level in the areas most associated with the energy industry. The security situation at major oil facilities was a major focus of the report.
The Need For A Report
Personnel from AKE’s operational security and intelligence departments have been in Libya continuously since the commencement of hostilities, evacuating energy workers from the southern desert and working with media crews. AKE’s work with companies in the energy industry highlighted the need for such a project. The international media continues to focus on security in the country’s main urban areas, but there is a dearth of information on the security situation in the south.
According to AKE Libya specialist Alan Fraser who has driven the report there is much work to be done in securing the energy sector’s future in the country.
“There are security challenges that need to be addressed by companies looking to work in the country in the long term. We are confident that this report will benefit those organisations, providing them with a cost-effective tool to assist them in their decision making process and planning. It addresses the risk and security concerns and risk specifically for the energy sector.”
Reviewing Key Sites
The report contains a review of security and infrastructure in the Murzuq and Sirte basins; the country’s major oil refineries; and the major urban centres associated with the oil industry, or located in major oil producing regions.