Security is frequently the most serious risk faced by our clients. MOS delivers robust, cost effective solutions for managing security, often in challenging environments, for our Oil and Gas partners. We start with a comprehensive analysis of the risks involved, design appropriate strategies to manage those risks, then test and implement the strategies with the overall aim of ensuring that our clients’ assets are afforded the best possible protection.
All MOS consultants have been selected on the basis of their skills, both in terms of academic qualification and, most importantly, of appropriate experience for their mission. To date, MOS personnel are active across three continents.
Our Security Management Expertise includes:
- Security Policy and Planning
- MOS Security Methodology encompasses strategic overviews of a country such as a PESTLE analysis through to the tactical considerations of working in challenging environmental conditions in the developing world, where the first line of security will always be the local community and their involvement with and perception of the Project.
- Security Management System Development and Implementation
- Security must never be viewed in isolation as it is not only integral to a Project as a whole but also cuts across all departments – the security audit of a project supply chain can be just as important as the physical security of compounds etc. To that end, a client’s security management system is vital if nothing is to be missed.
- Integrated Security Planning – Small / Large Project (Onshore / Offshore)
- A properly developed Security Management System will enable the client to integrate security into every aspect of the Project. This is especially important in the early stages when community/environmental issues are being analysed and solutions considered. In many developing countries security is provided by the host nation and this again will throw up security-related issues with potentially significant financial penalties.
- Provision of Security Management Personnel
- Selecting the right person for the assignment is an important part of the security jigsaw. MOS tends towards age and experience, particularly in developing countries, where the challenges will require patience and sensitivity in addition to experience and qualification. Achieving the right balance between the client, the security provider and the local community is vital to successful project completion.
- Personnel and Vehicle Tracking - (Satellite / Iridium / GSM / RF)
- Accounting for a client’s assets, whether personnel or equipment, is an essential part of any security operation, particularly during the exploration phase when distances can be extensive and quality local support sporadic. Effective tracking is a vital tool with considerable side benefits such as being able to monitor driving speeds and erratic behaviour.
- Close Protection
- Ensuring the safety of geologists and company directors as they move through the hoops of `country entry’ can pose security issues, particularly in the early days when local communities might not have been briefed on their Government’s intent. The inclusion of an experienced protection officer can often help avert problems and prevent issues escalating out of control.
- Emergency and Crisis Response Planning
- Contingency planning and exercising is essential if crises are to be handled effectively and unforeseen costs kept to a minimum. A small incident can rapidly run out of control if it is not managed properly from the outset. Again, in the developing world, security related incidents can rapidly escalate, sometimes with unforeseen repercussions, which can be avoided by linking appropriate standard operational procedures to contingency planning.