Tripoli – International Risk Mitigation Company 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 those companies looking to enter or re-enter the oil-rich North African state, the project aim was to assess the threat level in the areas most associated with the energy industry and the security situation at major oil facilities.
Personnel from AKE’s operational security and intelligence departments have been in Libya continuously since the commencement of hostilities, successfully evacuating energy workers from the southern desert and working with media crews.
The company’s work with companies in the energy industry highlighted the need for such a project, as with the media’s focus on security in the country’s main urban areas, there is a dearth of information on the security situation in the south.
“There are security challenges that require to be addressed by companies looking towards a future in Libya and 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” said AKE’s regional expert and key driver behind the report, Alan Fraser.
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.
For a synopsis of the report click here.