Proceedings of the

The 33rd European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2023)
3 – 8 September 2023, Southampton, UK

Propagation Process of Information Physical Attack in Oil and Gas Intelligent Pipeline System Based on SEIRS

Yuhuan Lia, Jinqiu Hub and Laibin Zhangc

College of Safety and Ocean Engineering, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), China. Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Safety and Emergency Technology, Ministry of Emergency Management, China.


The normal operation of oil and gas intelligent pipeline systems depends on the coordination of sensor and control components. Incorrect sensor data and logic errors of control components will lead to an incorrect response of the system. However, the impact of an attack on a system varies depending on the importance of a component, and the attacker usually does not attack only once. To study the propagation mechanism of information physical attack in the oil and gas intelligent pipeline system and improve the security of the system, the SEIRS model of the components in the oil and gas intelligent pipeline system is constructed by using the propagation dynamics method, and the security of the system is analyzed from two aspects: attack detection and attack defense. Firstly, the SEIRS model is constructed for the components with attack detection and attack defense in the system to describe the propagation process of the attack in the system. Secondly, the numerical simulation of the model is realized by setting the time and initial parameters of the attack in Matlab. Finally, the system security under different parameters is studied.

Keywords: Oil and Gas smart pipeline system, Information physical security, SEIRS model, Attack propagation.

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