IRN hosted the inaugural Central Asia and Caspian Oil & Gas Security Forum 2014 on 8th-9th April at the Fairmont Flame Towers Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The highly regarded meeting addressed pressing issues such as community engagement challenges in the region, regional terrorism potential, crisis management, maritime security, security control system management, information sharing, new technologies in cyber-security, pipeline protection, and offshore systems security. In light of evolving threats, delegates were able to partake in a workshop on building a counter terrorism threat response plan.
The Forum was held under the Chatham House rule, and officials from SOCAR opened proceedings with a welcome speech. The Forum brought together senior security representatives from BP, GEA Absheron Operating Company, Chevron, China National Petroleum Corporation, Statoil Azerbaijan, Chevron Khazar (Azerbaijan), GE Oil and Gas, Kazmunaygas E&P, Karachanbasmunay, Maersk Oil, Ministry of Oil and Gas Kazakhstan, Maersk Oil Kazakhstan, MOL, North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC), TANAP, SOCAR Security Turkey, Tengizchevoil, Tethys Petroleum Limited, Rompetrol Group, UNDSS – United Nations Department of Safety and Security, Caspi Muruerty Operating Company, Tethys Petroleum Tajikistan, Baker Hughes, ABB, Amarante, AVENCOM, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, Caspian Strategy Institute, Checkmarx, DSIT Solutions, Elta Systems, Optasense, OSCE – Organisation for Security and Collaboration in Europe, Radio Barrier, Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, Selex-Es, Waterfall Security Solutions and many others.
The CACOGS 2014 Forum was sponsored by DSIT, Avencom, Elta Systems, POLUS-ST, Waterfall Security Solutions, Checkmarx, and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. The meeting was also supported by the Caspian Strategy Institute and the Israel – Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.