Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL), which specialises in critical control software asset protection for the process and manufacturing industry, announced that it has been awarded another contract in Australia, this time by the INPEX Corporation (INPEX), a global oil and gas exploration and production company.
Last year, AGSL secured a deal with Woodside, Australia’s leading oil and gas producer, and one of the world’s largest suppliers of liquefied natural gas.
INPEX appointed AGSL to provide a customised Engineering IT Asset Management tool set to enhance management and security of the critical software that INPEX uses to operate key Ichthys Project infrastructure, including the LNG plant, central processing facility and floating production, storage and offtake vessel. More specifically, the custom tool set provides a system that offers comprehensive inventory management. This is achieved by recording all Automation System IT components, using the Asset Guardian “Management of Change” process to update the firmware Operating System and Application software, and maintaining an up-to-the minute audit trail of all changes by INPEX staff to their process control hardware and software assets.
“We look forward to working with INPEX to ensure that the Ichthys LNG Project assets are secure, and that the company draws the greatest benefits from the Asset Guardian solution so that all future operations carried out as part of the Project are handled with the greatest care and vigilance,” said Sam McKay, Chief Executive of AGSL.
November 29, 2013