Oil & Gas Global Security Market on Rise
The global oil and gas security market is estimated to be $23.23 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow to $29.98 billion in 2018, according to a recent report. This represents an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate of 5.2 percent from 2013 to 2018.
In the current scenario, the exploration and drilling application security continues to be the largest segment, in terms of spending and adoption, for oil and gas security solutions. This is followed by refineries and storage security.
In terms of regions, North America is expected to be the biggest market on the basis spending and adoption for oil and gas security solutions. Global market research and consulting company MarketsandMarkets further expects that the increasing energy markets in the developing economies and increased extraction and distribution infrastructure will further enhance the growth of the market.
The report titled “Oil and Gas Security Market [by Applications (Exploration and Drilling, Refining and Storage, Pipeline, Transportation and Distribution), by Technologies (Physical Security, Network Security)] - Global Advancements, Forecasts & Analysis (2013 - 2018)” segments the global oil and gas security market into various sub-segments with in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues.
It also identifies drivers and restraints for this market with insights into trends, opportunities, and challenges. MarketsandMarkets has segmented the global oil and gas security market by type of applications: exploration and drilling, refining and storage and transportation, pipeline and distribution networks; by type of solutions: physical security solutions, network security solutions; by regions: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Latin America.
Increasing terrorist attacks, rise in the sophisticated cyber and network security threats and increasing government pressure for regulatory policies and security compliances are playing a major role in shaping the future of the oil and gas security market.
Even though there are security measures being implemented to protect the rig platforms and pipelines, but there is no single integrated solution for providing physical as well as network security solutions. The solutions which are currently implemented are in silos. Major Tier 1 companies are now providing integrated security solutions and are getting into this escalating market for oil and gas security.
The major forces driving this market are the increased government pressure and security compliance and regulations, threats from terrorist attacks and cyber attacks, lack in comprehensive solution for oil and gas security and physical attacks and insider threats.
Companies providing physical security solution and cyber security solutions are looking forward to gain a better competitive advantage in this growing market, thereby creating comprehensive security solutions and integrated security management platforms for the rig platforms and refineries.
Hydrostor receives $4m funding for A-CAES facility in Canada
Hydrostor has received $4m funding to develop a 300-500MW Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) facility in Canada.
The funding will be used to complete essential engineering and planning, and enable Hydrostor to plan construction.
The project will be modeled on Hydrostor’s commercially operating Goderich storage facility, providing up to 12 hours of energy storage.
Hydrostor’s A-CAES system supports Canada’s green economic transition by designing, building, and operating emissions-free energy storage facilities, and employing people, suppliers, and technologies from the oil and gas sector.
The Honorable Seamus O’Regan, Jr. Minister of Natural Resources, said: “Investing in clean technology will lower emissions and increase our competitiveness. This is how we get to net zero by 2050.”
A-CAES has the potential to lower greenhouse gas emissions by enabling the transition to a cleaner and more flexible electricity grid. Specifically, the low-impact and cost-effective technology will reduce the use of fossil fuels and will provide reliable and bankable energy storage solutions for utilities and regulators, while integrating renewable energy for sustainable growth.
Curtis VanWalleghem, Hydrostor’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are grateful for the federal government’s support of our long duration energy storage solution that is critical to enabling the clean energy transition. This made-in-Canada solution, with the support of NRCan and Sustainable Development Technology Canada, is ready to be widely deployed within Canada and globally to lower electricity rates and decarbonize the electricity sector."
The Rosamond A-CAES 500MW Project is under advanced development and targeting a 2024 launch. It is designed to turn California’s growing solar and wind resources into on-demand peak capacity while allowing for closure of fossil fuel generating stations.
Hydrostor closed US$37 million (C$49 million) in growth financing in September 2019.