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The Xylem Security program’s primary mission is to proactively engage with federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government mission partners and members of the private sector stakeholder community to protect critical infrastructure through five mission areas:

Planning, coordinating, and conducting security and resilience surveys and assessments of nationally significant critical infrastructure through Assist Visits, Infrastructure Survey Tool, Rapid Survey Tool, and the Regional Resiliency Assessment Program.

  • Planning and conducting outreach activities and providing access to critical infrastructure security and resilience resources, training, and information for critical infrastructure owners and operators, community groups, and faith-based organizations.
  • Serving as liaisons between client and local government officials and private sector critical infrastructure owners and operators during and after an incident.
  • Coordinating and supporting improvised explosive device awareness and risk mitigation training, as well as Office of Cybersecurity and Communications assessments and resources.

During incidents, Xylem Security serve as the infrastructure liaisons at the Emergency Management Office and Joint Field Offices, Regional Coordination Centers, and state and county emergency operations centers.

Xylem Security also conduct joint site visits and vulnerability assessments of critical infrastructure assets. They work to provide vulnerability assessments, security planning, and coordination during Client's Project execution.

Xylem manages Security & Emergency with the following Instruments:

  • Maritime Security
  • Attack & Emergency Simulation Engineering by finite elements
  • Business Continuity as per ISO22301
  • Security Audits and CR & Military STD approach
  • Project Security Coordination based on R3
  • Security Project Management
  • Electronic
  • COM
  • Ground activities:

Diplomartic Relations


Close Protection

Site Defense Study

Informations acquisition/intelligence

Site Demining Coordination

Field Audits

Attack & Emergency Engineering (method)

Terrorists are likely to deploy increasingly sophisticated modes of attack, including:

  • Synchronized attacks on several components of the oil and gas fuel cycle;
  • Hostile acts against security forces responding to the emergency.

Therefore security of the oil and gas fuel cycle, from the front end of exploration to the back end of supply and distribution, will have to be considered a national strategic issue. A possible way forward could be the application of the Concept of Integrated Physical Protection, consisting of:

  • State-of-the-art technical and operational countermeasures, enabling the management to
  • reduce the probability of success of a terror attack;
  • Increased emphasis on Corporate Security Culture, thereby strengthening corporate resilience to the consequences of a terror attack and minimizing the insider threat;
  • Continuous Security Training at all levels in order to reduce the probability for a terror attack to
  • happen and to reduce downtime after a terror attack;
  • Regular Threat and Risk assessment in order to identify, qualify and quantify risks andcountermeasures in a changing environment;
  • Evaluation and update of strategies and countermeasures based on risk analyses by considering the cost benefit factor;

Up:Structural damage (overpressure iso-curves) resulting from the detonation of ashaped charge (5 kg TNT) attached to a pipeline section.

A coordinated attack scenario on an exploration site could contain the following components: Kidnapping of employees;

  1. Suicide truck bomb/car bomb convoy against drilling installations;
  2. Covert attack against auxiliary buildings
  3. Attack on the communication system.
  4. Logistical requirements for a coordinated attack on multiple oil-/gas exploration sites

Terrorist Action Logistical Requirements

  • Kidnapping/murder of employees
  • >5 armed terrorist
  • 4WD vehicle
  • Apartment as hide-out

1. Suicide truck bomb/car bomb convoy against drilling station

  • >2 terrorists
  • Truck
  • 4WD vehicle
  • 2,500 kg ANFO

2. Cover attack on auxiliary buildings

  • >10 armed terrorists
  • >3 4WD vehicles

3. Destruction of pipeline and compressor stations

  • >2 terrorists
  • 4WD vehicle
  • Shaped charges

4. Attack on the communication system

  • 1 terrorist (hacker)

Logistical requirements for a suicide terrorist attack against an offshore platform

Terrorist Action Logistical Requirements

1. Suicide attack with light general aviation(GA) aircraft with explosives onboard

  • 2 pilot terrorists
  • >400 kg of explosives
  • Chartered/diverted GA aircraft

2. Suicide attack with three high speed boats with explosives onboard

  • 3 chartered high speed boats
  • 3 pilot terrorists
  • >1,000 kg explosives in each boat

3. Covert underwater attack with divers and explosives

  • 5 specially trained terrorists
  • 100 kg explosives (shaped charges)
  • Mini-submarine or suicide torpedo

Figure shows the damage to an offshore platform due to the attack with a boat detonating 1,000 kg TNT upon impact at one of the columns carrying the structure. The platform suffers extensive structural damage (red and yellow overpressure iso-curves), rendering it inoperable.

Logistical requirements for terrorist attacks on the distribution- and retail sector of the oil and gas industry

Terrorist Action Logistical requirements

1. Hijacking of a fuel truck and use as a weapon

  • 2 armed terrorists
  • Vehicle

2. Contamination of fuel with chemicals (e.g. Na, P) to ignite the cargo

  • 1 terrorist
  • Chemicals

3. Attack on a stationary fuel truck at a filling station

  • 1 terrorist
  • Explosives

4. Covert placement of an explosive/incendiary deviceon a railcar or fuel truck. Activation via remote control

when truck reaches sensitive area (Aircraft, densepopulated areas)

  • 1 terrorist
  • Explosives/chemicals

5. Attack on stationary railcars at depot

  • >2 terrorists
  • Vehicle
  • Rocket-propelled grenades (RPG)