Exploring Resilience Towards Risks in eOperations in the Oil and Gas Industry
The transition to eOperations in the Norwegian oil and gas industry is expected to yield up to 30% reduction in costs and 10% increase in production. But new information security risks are introduced by substituting traditional offshore operations like drilling, production, delivery, etc, mostly locally operated at the offshore platforms with increasing remote onshore operation via computer networks. In eOperations, security incidents can have serious safety and performance implications. Using a generic risk matrix from case studies and a conceptual system dynamics model we explore policies for resource allocation to production and to security/safety. The simulation model allows studying the resilience of the system depending on management policies and incidents as represented in the risk matrix. We show that there is a region where the system behaviour is very sensitive to changes in resource allocation and to incidents.
KeywordsInformation Security Security Level Incident Type Security Incident Multiple Incident
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