Main concerns of oil and gas rigs
Out of Control Vessels
A big risk to oil and gas rigs is the possibility of vessels losing control and hitting the platform. Although unintentional, this can evidently cause a lot of damage and prove very expensive to your company. It is imperative to have a system in place that protects against this type of accident. When vessels are moving at high speeds towards the oil or gas rig, time is of the essence and action must be taken immediately.
Piracy is of course, one of the big dangers of these oil and gas rigs which are relatively vulnerable, especially when offshore. The level of danger depends on the location of the waters but it is always important to be equipped with a monitoring system in case of attack.
Unfortunately, nowadays we must be prepared for the possibility of terrorist acts targeting potentially dangerous sites such as gas or oil rigs. Companies must protect themselves against this type of threat by constantly monitoring the area in order to be aware if intruders are approaching.
Oil and gas rigs need to pay careful attention to the weather, as high waves and rough waters can cause great damage. Extreme weather conditions such as tsunamis and hurricanes could cost your company thousands, so it is vital to be fully up to date on weather developments.