- Employees travelling to some of the most naturally hostile locations found anywhere
- Threat of kidnap and loss of life in many areas
- Working environments that generate constant risk
- High accident risk at all times
- Potential for major catastrophe if any negligence (oil spills, explosions, fire, contamination, etc.)
- Constant threat from physical attacks, malicious attacks, terrorism, protest, etc.
- Security and cyber attack threats
- Full time Media attention due to Global warming / fossil fuel debates
- Serious reputational risk due to incidents being seen as severely detrimental
Organisations operating in Upstream need to have very well constructed plans for all types of incidents. They also need to be able to execute those plans immediately when an incident triggers a response. The seriousness of some of the incidents mean responses have to be able to address all aspects and that the correct personnel and resources need to be assigned and managed to prevent loss of control of the incident.
The Midstream oil and gas sector creates another area of major risk to organisations. The transport of raw natural resources from extraction to processing means potential for incidents that pose danger to both employees and the general public.
Pipelines mean risks to the natural environment and attract the risk of terrorist or other malevolent threats.
Road, rail and marine transport generate similar risks and threats as well as creating a need for a comprehensive transport management system.
Events to be considered include: