Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL), which specializes in protecting companies’ process critical software assets, announced that it has secured a key contract with oil and gas operator Dana Petroleum. The contract requires AGSL to implement and support Asset Guardian, a software solution that helps to secure the integrity of process software and the mission critical processes that it controls.
Single secure repository improves workflow, protects software integrity
Asset Guardian software will be installed by AGSL on Dana’s Triton FPSO in the UK North Sea. By installing Asset Guardian, Dana’s process-related software and data will be stored in one central repository, improving workflow and reducing risk. In the event of a system failure, Asset Guardian dramatically speeds recovery of software and data, significantly reducing the impact that such an event has on production.
Services delivered offshore
AGSL engineers have already visited Dana’s offshore asset to gather existing process control software files and load this information into Asset Guardian.
In addition, AGSL is providing AGSync software, which allows data and files to be synchronized between multiple onshore and offshore locations. As a result, the integrity of information is maintained, even when communications links are disrupted.
Asset Guardian helps maintain compliance with relevant regulatory standards and government directives relating to process critical systems, such as IEC61508, 61511, ISO 9001, CPNI and HSE KP4, among others.
“With its depth of experience in process control systems, AGSL has the expertise to fully integrate the Asset Guardian toolset for Dana, " said Sam Mackay, Chief Executive Officer of AGSL. "We will use our innovative technology to protect the integrity of the process control software, and maximize its operational efficiency."
The award of this contract from Dana to AGSL follows on the heels of several others. In recent months, AGSL has been awarded contracts by GDF Suez, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd, Dolphin Drilling AS, Woodside, Inpex, Stena Drilling, BP Quad 204 and Clair Ridge, and nuclear energy provider EDF Energy.
For the past eight years, AGSL has been supplying the oil and gas industry with the Asset Guardian toolset to help ensure that operations run smoothly, reducing potential disruption.