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Recent events in world history have prompted the energy industry to take a long, hard look at its safety & security operations. SMi’s Energy Security conference will take a closer look at the fundamental principles of energy security - diversity of supply, economic efficiency, innovation & research, contingency planning & preparedness and will ask the question - how can these existing principles be developed further to protect not just the world’s energy supply but also, property, assets, operations, storage which all combine to make up an immense energy infrastructure.

Petroleum, Natural Gas, Coal, Electricity, Nuclear Energy and Renewable Energy will all be analysed in-depth in order to ascertain exactly what needs to be done to secure the world’s energy supply, safeguard our infrastructure and ultimately protect our economic vitality.

This conference will also aim to examine the new rules and regulations that have been introduced by governments to implement these new measures and balance security, economic and environmental concerns.

Benefits of Attending:
· Assess your company’s infrastructure weak points and vulnerabilities
· Discover how best to protect your assets, operations, staff and sites from both internal and external threats
· Learn more about what the Government is doing to protect your business
· Consider and discuss the link between infrastructure security and security of supply in our interactive panel debate
· Hear best practice solutions from leading energy companies from around the world
· Evaluate the supply source challenge in order to ensure future security of supply

A unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts including:
Michael W Lowder, Director of Operations – Response, Department of Homeland Security – Federal Emergency Management Agency
Raymond W Bergeron, Director of Corporate Security, Shell Oil Company
Bobby R Gillham, Manager of Global Security, ConocoPhillips
Andrew Cobbett, Global Manager, Process Control Digital Security, BP
John J Covert, Executive Director, Energy Security Council
Stuart Jesson, Energy Sector Manager, National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC)
John Scott, Technical Director, Ofgem
Gearóid Lane, Head of Electricity Supplies, Centrica
Dr Hans Jensen, Head of Environment, Innogy

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mark Harris

Mark Harris, Director, Crisis Management, Control Risks Group

9:10 INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY IN ENERGY SYSTEMS

Stuart Jesson

Stuart Jesson, Energy Sector Manager, National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC)

  • The current situation on threats to energy systems
  • The infrastructure provided by UK Government to help protect assets in the UK
  • An attacker view versus defender view on the world – methods and techniques
  • Resources available and strategies
  • 9:40 JOINT PRESENTATION

  • Performing a thorough threat assessment of your business based on its disaster tolerance
  • Identifying critical assets and predicting adverse impact
  • Acting on the results of the evaluation
  • Implementing a risk mitigation plan
  • Elze Meijering

    Elze Meijering, Head of Risk Management, Essent

    Marco Harms

    Marco Harms, Senior Risk Manager, Essent

    10:20 WHAT NEXT?

    Bobby R Gillham

    Bobby R Gillham, Manager of Global Security, ConocoPhillips

  • Continuity planning: - Using reliable, appropriate inspection facilities - Assigning responsibility for reporting, evaluating and responding
  • Re-orienting disaster management training – methods of awareness and re-education
  • Providing those responsible for monitoring security policy with resources and solutions
  • Getting the most out of your audit & analysis tools
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

    Michael W Lowder

    Michael W Lowder, Director of Operations – Response, Department of Homeland Security – Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • Coordination of response activities
  • Private and public sector interaction
  • Role of critical infrastructure in disaster response and recovery
  • 12:00 PROTECTING ASSETS & OPERATIONS

    Geoff Brown

    Geoff Brown, Head of Asset Investment, Trading & Asset Management, Innogy

  • What assets? - description of assets at risk
  • Risk mitigation strategies
  • Making strategic improvements in protection and security
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 BP CASE STUDY

    Andrew Cobbett

    Andrew Cobbett, Global Manager, Process Control Digital Security, BP

  • Benefits of the BP approach
  • Trends and differences affecting SCADA/DCS security
  • Observed differences between digitally securing process control systems versus standard IT systems
  • 14:40 THE EVOLVING TERRORIST THREAT

    Kevin A O’Brien

    Kevin A O’Brien, Senior Policy Analyst, RAND Europe (UK)

  • How is terrorism continuing to evolve today?
  • What differences exist between Islamist terrorism and other forms of terrorism?
  • How are these impacting on today’s society?
  • How are Western governments moving to confront the threat?
  • What are the major issues being raised for the public sector? The private sector?
  • What conclusions and recommendations for action can be drawn from the above?
  • 15:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks followed by Afternoon Tea. Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    John Scott

    John Scott, Technical, Ofgem

    9:10 THREAT ANALYSIS: THE ATTRACTION OF ENERGY TARGETS TO THE AL QAEDA NETWORK

    Dr David Claridge

    Dr David Claridge, Managing Director, Janusian Security Risk Management

  • Al Qaeda and the targeting of “economic lifelines”
  • The intersection between Al Qaeda’s constituent groups and global oil reserves
  • Maximising disruption: tactical considerations
  • The ripple effect: global strategic implications
  • Counterarguments: why Al Qaeda may fail undermining the global economy
  • 9:40 SECURITY OPERATIONS IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY

    David Isenberg

    David Isenberg, Senior Analyst, British American Security Information Council (BASIC)

  • Magnitude of the problem
  • U.S. vulnerabilities
  • Problems with current situation
  • Fixes in the works
  • Possible solutions
  • 10:20 INDEPENDENT ENERGY

    Neil Upton

    Neil Upton, Partner, White & Case

  • Background to corporate failure
  • Effects on independent energy
  • Effects on industry participants
  • Effects on the regulator
  • Industry options
  • Conclusion and suggestions for the future
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CORPORATE SECURITY ADDED VALUE

    Luca Tenzi

    Luca Tenzi, EMEA Security Manager, Pirelli

  • From security to business security
  • The involvement of security in the development of new market
  • 12:00 TOWARDS A EUROPEAN STRATEGY FOR THE SECURITY OF ENERGY

    Tahir Kapetanovic

    Tahir Kapetanovic, Director Network & Technology, E-Control

  • Security of supply – a key issue in the internal energy market
  • Challenges: primary energy sources, climate change, market environment
  • Demand & supply development
  • Investment decisions
  • Alternative sources
  • Security of supply from the regulatory viewpoint
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 CAN COMPETITIVE POWER MARKETS DELIVER INVESTMENT SIGNALS FOR LONG TERM SECURITY OF SUPPLY?

    Gearóid Lane

    Gearóid Lane, Head of Electricity Supplies, Centrica

  • World market trends – liberalisation, separation, development of wholesale markets
  • What can we learn from the successes and mistakes made?
  • Case Study: The UK Power Market – do we face California-style power shortages?
  • Would a capacity obligation help?
  • 14:40 SLOVENIAN ELECTRICITY MARKET AND REGIONAL OVERVIEW

    Gorazd Skubin

    Gorazd Skubin, Managing Director, Borzen

  • Implementation of market model in Slovenia for Power and Gas
  • Status of deregulation in South–East of Europe and impact on security of supply
  • Cross border trading and congestion management in Alpe – Adria region
  • Expected development of regional South–East energy Market
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 FUEL DIVERSITY, ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATORY UNCERTAINTY & SECURITY OF ENERGY SUPPLY

    Dr Hans Jensen

    Dr Hans Jensen, Head of Environment, Innogy

  • Environmental constraints facing portfolio generators
  • Options for future generating capacity mix
  • Developing an optimum fuel strategy
  • Interpreting and dealing with sustainability
  • 16:20 EU RENEWABLE ENERGIES AND IMPLICATIONS ON RESERVE REQUIREMENTS

    Kim Keats

    Kim Keats, Managing Consultant, ICF Consulting

  • Renewable targets for EU member states
  • Application of different cost-recovery schemes
  • Reliability and impact on system planning
  • Security implication on pricing and investment decisions
  • Outlook for renewables premia in the EU
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks & Close of Conference

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