Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL), which specialises in protecting companies’ process control software assets, has landed another contract to support an oil and gas company in Perth, Western Australia.
The contract is the second to be awarded by this operator in Australia to AGSL in the last 12 months.
Once again, AGSL will provide the Asset Guardian toolset, which provides a repository to store back-up software files and associated data, allowing them to be accessed in the event of a software-related production system failure, AGSL said on Friday. Asset Guardian will also manage all process software configuration changes.
According to AGSL, because the LNG project is located in “cyclone country”, communications between its onshore facilities and offshore project teams are often disrupted. To ensure that the integrity of all software and data files managed by Asset Guardian is maintained when communications break down, AGSL is also supplying its AGSync software, the company added.
AGSL explained that AGSync synchronises software and data files across multiple locations and continues to operate during periods of disrupted communication, allowing all files between locations to synchronise as soon as communication links are restored.
“This recent award demonstrates the confidence that Australia-based oil and gas operators have in Asset Guardian’s ability to manage their process software, reliably and effectively,” said Sam Mackay, chief executive of AGSL.