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Oil and Gas 2018-03-19T23:13:13+00:00

Oil and Gas

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Company Details:

  • One of the largest operators in Canada’s growing oil sands industry;
  • Company has a 50-year history of innovation;
  • Known for pioneering many of the technologies used today in the industry, including an expanding suite of techniques to improve environmental and economic performance.

Business Issues:

  • Migrate from Physical to Virtual environment for critical applications
  • Tight delivery timeline.

Services Provided:

  • Design and implement a VMWare – Flexpod solution including a new domain;
  • Supporting with the deployment of the VLAN between physical and virtual environments;
  • Develop backup storage strategy, design and best-fit technology review;
  • Support with the documentation of a OT focused MoC process.

Long-Term Sustainment:

  • We continue to support and maintain the infrastructure through a balance of remote and field level support;
  • Major infrastructure support partner during 2016 fires.

Company Details:

  • Oil and gas exploration, development and production company;
  • Canada’s largest oil company and Canada’s “single biggest conventional heavy oil producer”;
  • Ranked number 251 on the Forbes Global 2000 list.

Business Issues:

  • Lack of OT operational documentation
  • Lack of standard OT compliancy

Services Provided:

  • Researched each area of OT based upon CIP categorization
  • Built environment lab duplicates for documentation purposes
  • Documented company’s existing technologies and practices in the OT environment
  • Provided Best Practice suggestions for each area of OT
  • Provided ways to become CIP compliant for each OT area

Benefit to the Customer:

  • Second party expert view into OT environment
  • Duplicate environment ensured OT production was not touched for research
  • Provided first set of OT operational documentation
  • Provided best practices and how to achieve them in each OT area
  • Provided CIP compliancy and how to achieve it in each OT area

Company Details:

  • Global energy company;
  • Carries out upstream and downstream activities throughout the entire world;
  • More than 24,000 employees worldwide;
  • Vertically integrated and operates in all areas of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading.

Business Issues:

  • Strategic OT service provider since 2010 to design, maintain and sustain the OT infrastructure for their North American operations.
  • Minimal understanding of OT technologies and implementation of policies and procedures surrounding the OT environment.
  • Minimal standardization, performance and high maintenance intensity, weak security measures

Services Provided:

  • Network separation from IT;
  • Optimization of OT network environment;
  • Virtualization of Cygnet Enterprise Servers
  • Integration of remote sites to SCADA domain
  • Reinforce security policy on OT environment
  • Enhanced active directory security
  • Enhanced remote connectivity for field level experience (i.e. Hosted F5)
  • Documentation and drawing updates
  • Monitor OT environment 24×7 and provide incident management support; Support with 3rd party vendors (MPLS, Field radio comms.)

Business Issues:

  • Reduce field maintenance through automation enhancements
  • Network Design, implementation and separation

Services Provided:

  • Design review, networking configuration and security support for the configuration of field level IE2000 and IE3000 industrial switches;
  • Integrated maintenance strategies (truc), port blocking and additional security features as part of the design

Benefit to the Customer:

On-time project completion

Company Details:

  • Largest private owner of hydroelectric facilities in the US including 174 dams;
  • Hydroelectric system consists of 110 generating units at 68 powerhouses, including a pumped storage facility, with a total generating capacity of 3,896 MW. The system includes 99 reservoirs, 56 diversions, 174 dams, 172 miles of canals, 43 miles of flumes, 130 miles of tunnels, 54 miles of pipe (penstocks, siphons and low head pipes), and 5 miles of natural waterways.

Business Issues:

  • Implementation of NERC CIP security controls for control system upgrade project
  • Required design review, networking configuration and security support to configure field level IE2000 and IE3000 industrial switches.

Services Provided:

  • Partnership with Dexcent and Verve to provide multi-disciplinary OT and IT experience.
  • Design review, networking configuration and security support for the configuration of field level IE2000 and IE3000 industrial switches;
  • Integrated maintenance trunc, port blocking and additional security features within the design
  • Supported with the implementation of the Verve Security Center to protect all vendor equipment reaching deep into the network to access all ICS elements including relays, IEDs, PLCs, etc.

Benefit to Customer:

  • On-time project completion