GDF SUEZ awards AGSL contract for Cygnus project

Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL), which specializes in critical control software asset protection for the process and manufacturing industry, has been awarded a key contract by GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd. to provide a customized Asset Guardian tool set, its fully configurable process software management program.

GDF SUEZ E&P UK has awarded a key contract to Asset Guardian Solutions for the company's Cygnus project in the North Sea.
GDF SUEZ E&P UK has awarded a key contract to Asset Guardian Solutions for the company's Cygnus project in the North Sea.

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LIVINGSTON, UK – Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL), which specializes in critical control software asset protection for the process and manufacturing industry, has been awarded a key contract by GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd. to provide a customized Asset Guardian tool set, its fully configurable process software management program. 

The tool set will enhance management and security of all process control software that GDF SUEZ will use to manage all assets associated with the Cygnus project, the largest undeveloped gas discovery in the southernNorth Sea in 25 years. Located 150 km (93 mi) off the coast of Lincolnshire, the Cygnus field has a gross 2P (proved and probable) reserves of 18 Bcm (6.4 Bcf). First gas is targeted for late 2015.

By installing Asset Guardian, all Cygnus-related GDF SUEZ software and data will be stored in one central repository, which improves workflow and reduces risk. It also speeds recovery of software and data in the event of a system failure, significantly reducing impact upon the project, as well as future operations and production.

One of the key benefits of Asset Guardian for GDF SUEZ is its ability to manage changes to software configurations, and log all system faults and overrides. This capability means that while the Cygnus project is being commissioned, engineers and management will receive up-to-the-minute status reports on all activities taking place throughout this critical phase.

As the Cygnus project progresses, and as process hardware and software are acquired, a comprehensive inventory of all hardware and software, along with associated documentation and correspondence will be kept up-to-date in a systems asset register of Asset Guardian.

08/22/2014

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