Total upgrades North Sea software management

Offshore staff

LIVINGSTON, UKTotal E&P UK has selected the software management platform Asset Guardian.

According to provider Asset Guardian Solutions, the package will help safeguard integrity and improve management of process control software used to operate Total’s UK North Sea developments.

The software is said to provide a centralized, secure repository for storing software files, disaster recovery, and software version control.

It can also ensure that authorized personnel - onshore and offshore - have access to the same information, while its in-built workflow prevents simultaneous changes being made to software configuration code.

Use of MD5 Checksums software is said to facilitate integrity assurance of files during upload, storage, and download.

In addition, Asset Guardian Solutions is providing AGSync software, which allows data and files to be synchronized between multiple onshore and offshore locations.

The ability to synchronize servers should allow Total engineers based onshore to transfer new versions of software directly and quickly to their offshore counterparts, removing the need to fly software files to remote locations.

The first complex to have access to Asset Guardian will be Elgin-Franklin in the UK central North Sea.


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