Stopping oilfield theft starts with you
Why do criminals steal things? We can’t answer that question. But we can provide a solution to oilfield theft.
Criminals will steal whatever they can get their hands on—and they can get their hands on a lot of expensive equipment in the oilfield. From $100 tools to $10,000 tongs, it all adds up to a big problem for energy sector organizations.
Be part of the solution
The first step to tracking down and recovering stolen oilfield equipment is reporting the incident. By reporting your stolen oilfield equipment to StopOilfieldTheft.com you are part of the solution. You are helping law enforcement—and private citizens like yourself—work smarter to stop criminals from getting away with pilfered tools, tongs, tanks, and many other expensive items.
What else can I do?
Here are some tips to help you prevent oilfield theft in your company:
1. Prevent theft
Update your security systems to deny entry to unauthorized personnel. Add surveillance cameras and remote monitoring to leverage the effectiveness of your security team. Educate the crew about the scope of the problem and how important simple things like locking a doghouse are.
Post signs alerting potential criminals that all equipment is marked and traceable. Even if surveillance cameras didn’t prevent a crime, they can provide footage of the crime that helps law enforcement. Place a StopOilfieldTheft.com sticker on all your equipment to let thieves know they’ll have a hard time fencing their ill-gotten goods.
Consider investing in GPS sensors for your most valuable equipment.
4. Inventory control
Make sure you can quickly identify when equipment is stolen and alert law enforcement in a timely manor.
5. Record Serial Numbers
Ensure that you have the information you need to help catch the criminals.
6. Close the loop on stolen goods
Always report stolen items as quickly as possible after the occurrence. Check serial numbers on this site before buying equipment. By preventing the sale of stolen equipment you hinder the ability of thieves to profit, and thus reduce the desirability of oilfield equipment.