Integrated Technical Security Solution for Major Oilfield

Client : Major International Oil Company

Date and Duration : 2013 – ongoing

Place of Performance : Southern Iraq


The project is located in Southern Iraq, approximately 65 km northwest of Basrah and 150 km northwest of Um Qasr, and operates on an area 50 km x 12 km.  Operated by a major IOC, it is one of the world’s largest oilfields.  The Early Works Programme for the project involves a phased approach to increase initial oil production in the field; refurbishing and repairing existing facilities, designing and constructing new infrastructure and transportation capabilities.  The aim is to increase production to the original nameplate design of the existing facilities.

Security & Infrastructure Solution

Restrata’s scope of works was the detailed design and implementation of a fully integrated security solution for Phase 1 of the security infrastructure project, focusing on securing the existing degassing stations (DS’s) and upgrading field checkpoints.  The aim was to put in place a full surveillance capability for the oilfield, and to ensure proper access control to all of the operational areas.

The security systems to be installed included the following:

  • Outside Plant (OSP) Fiber Optic Cable:
  • Structured Cable System (SCS)
  • Access Control System (ACS)
  • Vehicle Access Control System (VACS)
  • Security CCTV System
  • Ground Radar Surveillance (GRS)
  • Facility Monitoring System (FMS)
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) System
  • Antenna Towers and Foundations

Restrata was extremely proud to be be selected to implement this prestigious project, the second IOC to select us to install the technical protective security measures for a major oilfield.