Douglas M. Flewelling, Ph.D.
Mark P. Kumler, Ph.D.
Many countries and governments around the world rely on the production of oil and gas resources. The high cost of the assets and infrastructure used to produce these resources makes them a prime target for terrorist attack and theft. As a result, the security of oil and gas infrastructure is becoming exceedingly important. Both governments and private companies are interested in protecting the infrastructure used to extract, transport, and refine these resources in many places, including Africa. Geographic information systems (GIS) has the ability to assist with mapping infrastructure and assets, performing spatial analysis concerning areas of high-risk or vulnerability, and creating web-mapping systems that allow users to view and upload information as they acquire it. The end goal is to contribute to the protection of the oil and gas industry, and government’s dependent on this industry, from imminent and future threats.
Hamlin, J. (2014). A Spatial Analysis of African Oil and Gas Infrastructure Security (Master's thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from https://inspire.redlands.edu/gis_gradproj/212