Developing our Security Systems

In this constantly changing world, security has become an increasingly significant risk facing the oil and gas industry, and our own business.

PGS takes a proactive approach to managing the complex and evolving security threats facing our industry. Protecting our employees and business partners is our priority.

In recognition of the increased risk, PGS created a dedicated Security Risk Manager role to coordinate our strategic approach to security management. We introduced a security risk management system, and carry out security risk assessments before engaging in any new project.

“I took up my role as PGS’ first Security Risk Manager in October 2013, coming straight from a posting as Commander of the NATO Shipping Centre – the hinge of communication and cooperation between the military and the international shipping industry," says Stein Olav Hagalid.

"Much of my work there was focused on anti-piracy measures for the shipping industry," he continues. “The security challenges facing PGS are more diverse, but potentially no less acute, than those I have been used to dealing with."

PGS has offices and vessels across the globe, with onshore and offshore employees traveling between them. We have to maintain a security threshold beyond which we do not go.

"People are our most valued asset and we have a duty to ensure their protection. Bringing this work ‘in house’ enables us to manage security risk consistently across all PGS operations – strengthening and developing our response to the constantly changing security landscape," explains Hagalid.