Martin Linge is an oil and gas field located in the North Sea, close to the border to the UK continental shelf. The field is expected to come on-stream in 2019 and is developed with new living quarters, a production platform, and a permanently anchored oil storage ship. Gas will be exported to St. Fergus in Scotland.
The customer was looking to implement a complete security solution for Industrial Data User Management control to protect and log all access to applications or systems on the Martin Linge installation. Initial discussions and a study revealed a significant potential of enhancement and optimization to ensure all regulatory and intercompany requirements were met. The customer further selected the Connect@Plant security solution provided by Cegal.
The Industrial Control System (ICS) at Martin Linge is accessed through Connect@Plant. The solution ensures that the operator of the installation controls user administration, user sessions, and auditing. Through a comprehensive dashboard and efficient workflow, the operator will have full control of all access granted and active sessions to offshore systems.
A product with built in automated processes and a roadmap ensures continuous improvement of the solution and management of a threat environment in constant change.
Implementing Connect@Plant during the commissioning phase of the Martin Linge project, gave the advantage of early adaption for operational team, and a large part of the testing and training can be executed prior to the field coming on stream. The product roadmap provides predictability, and as Connect@Plant is built on market-leading security products the customer does not need to focus on building competence related to user access management.