ASSET protection company Asset Guardian Solutions (AGSL), has secured its place in the Australian market by recently landing a contract to support an oil and gas supermajor in Perth, Western Australia.

The contract is the second to be awarded by this operator in Australia to AGSL in the last 12 months, AGSL said in a January announcement.

AGSL chief executive Sam Mackay said as a result, the company is considering expanding its presence in the region in 2016.

AGSL will provide the Asset Guardian toolset, which provides a secure repository to store back-up software files and associated data, allowing them to be easily accessed in the event of a software-related production system failure.

Asset Guardian will also manage all process software configuration changes.

AGSL said 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.

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 when communication links are restored.

AGSL said the Australian oil and gas market has really taken off.

The recent contract is the fourth Australian contract to be awarded to AGSL during the last three years, beginning with an order from Woodside Energy.

INPEX followed suit, adopting Asset Guardian for the Ichthys LNG project.

Mr Mackay said the award demonstrates the confidence that Australia based operators have in Asset Guardian’s ability to manage software.

“The rapid rate at which the Australian market has embraced Asset Guardian has encouraged us to consider expanding our presence in the region in 2016.”