Terrorism and Oil / Edition 1

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Overview

Adams, author of five books and member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, presents information on how the oil industry stands vulnerable to terrorist attacks and warns of possible future attacks and their potentially devastating impacts on the global economy. He examines terrorist tactics and weapons used in the oilfield, describes attack methods against common oil targets, and outlines methods to mitigate possible damage on oil targets. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878148639
  • Publisher: PennWell Corporation
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Foreword xv
Three in a Row xvii
Section I Education
1. Why Oil Terrorism--and Why Should We Care? 1
The Impact of Oil 2
Defining Terrorism 4
A Historical Look at Oil Industry Terrorism 5
Iran-Iraq War 6
1991 Gulf War 7
Anthrax Attack 9
Oil Terrorism Incidents, 1999 and 2000 10
Can We Expect More Oil Attacks? 10
2. The Mechanics of Oil Supply 15
Oil and Gas Wells 18
Storage Sites 18
Oil and Gas Transportation Systems 23
Offshore Drilling and Production Facilities 25
Refineries 27
3. World Oil Supply and Consumption 29
Global Consumption 30
U.S. Oil Addiction 32
Global Oil Addiction 35
OPEC 36
World Oil Sources 37
U.S. Petroleum Reserves 39
Oil 39
Gas 40
Oil Traffic Routes 41
Production and Unused Capacity 42
4. Oil as a Weapon 47
Disruptions 47
Siege Warfare 53
Choke Points 56
Alyeska Pipeline 57
Bab al-Mandab 60
Bosporus Straits 61
Caspian Sea 65
East-West Pipeline 68
Malacca Strait 69
Panama Canal and Pipeline 70
Strait of Hormuz 72
Suez Canal 73
Sumed Pipeline 75
Minor Transport Routes 75
Section II Action
5. Terrorist Weapons 79
Explosives 81
Bombs 85
Kidnapping 90
Hijacking 91
Nuclear Weapons and Dirty Bombs 91
Dirty Bombs 93
Weapons of Mass Destruction 94
Acquisition By Known Terrorists 96
Biological Weapons 96
Bio Attack Sources 99
Chemical Weapons 99
6. Oil as a Target 101
General Selection Criteria 101
Access 101
Security Level 102
Process Interruption 102
Specific Targets and Tactics 102
Oil and Gas Reservoirs 102
Oil Wells 103
Pipelines 106
System Capacity 113
Interruptible Fuel 113
Storage 114
Oil Pipeline Movement 115
7. General Risk and Exposure Assessment 117
Risk Assessment Process 118
Guidelines for Selecting a Risk Assessment Team 119
Threat Assessment of Sites and Risk Factors 120
Site Specific Threat Criteria and Developing an Assessment Plan 127
Determining Sites That Need Protection 134
Security Measures 136
Selecting Optimum Security Measures 142
Terrorist Threat Conditions 143
Afterword 147
Appendix A Threatcon System 149
Glossary 167
References 175
Index 195
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