Engineering • 2019-20

Security risk assessments in Algeria

Assessing the risks for a high-profile energy project in Algeria requires solid expertise and extensive knowledge—not only of the industry, but also of the local context.

Our mission

An international engineering and construction firm was involved in a high-profile joint venture in the oil and gas sector in Algeria, not far from the Libyan border. They engaged Crisis24 to carry out an accurate assessment of the physical and technical security risks—information that was crucial for key project deliverables. At the client’s request, the project had to align with the methodology of the American Petroleum Institute (API).

Our solutions

  • Two of our senior analysts prepared a detailed country threat assessment, and a second one specific to the site.
  • Our global network identified a sub-contractor with relevant experience, both with the IPA methodology and with Algeria.
  • In-person and remote consultations were held with the firm’s head of security and the project’s engineers to identify key assets.
  • Three consultants were deployed on site for five days to familiarize themselves with the site and engage the various stakeholders.

The result

We delivered reports to our client aligned with the API methodology, and in compliance with project specifications, including: a key asset register, threat assessment report, attractiveness assessment, vulnerability assessment, risk treatment and concept of design. These analyses and assessments were delivered on an urgent deadline, allowing the client to meet their own tight deadlines and ensure that their decisions were based on solid, vetted information.