Secure Transmission. Security of Particularly Valuable InformationAmina Dzhalilova
Now, when it seems possible to track down any information flow, the issue of data transmission security is extremely important. Especially if you need to deliver information fast, ideally - in real-time. A secure corporate network is necessary for such a task.
The information, timely delivered via reliable channels, guarantees the constant monitoring of work that, in turn, allows you to quickly make decisions. In addition, with the continued transfer of data in real time, you can, if necessary, consult an expert on customer’s side and he will not need to travel to a site to review the available materials. It is very important that the transfer goes smoothly and via protected from external network channels, so no one, except the sender and the recipient could use the transmitted data.
Efficiency of the communication channel arrangement is also important for a customer. It is a difficult task to quickly set up a corporate network that will work flawlessly, but doable.
Zhigermunayservis LLP provides engineering support of directional wells drilling at the S. Nurzhanov field commissioned by KMG Drilling&Services LLP. Zhigermunayservis LLP specializes in the rental, repair, manufacture of drilling, oil and non-standard equipment, development of oil and gas fields.
The contractor was required to transfer data on the well drilling to the customer, KMG Exploration Assets LLP. However, they failed to establish a secure connection between two offices, while transmitting the data via the Internet was unwise and dangerous. The time was running out and a solution had to be found in a few days. ASTEL came to help, which has experience in the organization of secure networks not only for customers in the oil and gas sector.
Specialists of ASTEL could manage to set up a secure corporate network (IP VPN) of the client for data transmission from the well to the office of KMG Exploration Assets LLP in Atyrau via a digital communication channel using SkyEdge II satellite equipment in just 15 days. This project helped to monitor the well during drilling, including the transfer of such data as the position of the whipstock in space, the well boreinclination angle, the well bore magnetic azimuth, weight on bit, stand pipe pressure, and the actual bottom-hole depth, the gamma ray log.
The CEO of Zhigermunayservis LLP, Askhat Duysaliev, noticed that Zhigermunayservis and ASTEL plan to use this positive experience to work at other sites. “We were impressed with the expertise of ASTEL, their knowledge and ability to find a solution and implement the project in a few days,” he added. “This case demonstrated not only the high professionalism of ASTEL, but also their working processes effectiveness, a competent coordination of specialists efforts. This is why the network was able to run in such a short period of time, in 15 days."
Why is it so important to protect information in the oil and gas business? Data leakage can cause damage to business reputation, loss of competitive advantage, failure of project.
Earlier, a similar order was executed by ASTEL for KazTransOil. Security of information transmitted is also crucial for an operator of main oil pipelines because it is necessary to protect oil pipelines from illegal connections, oil stealing, and even terrorist attacks. The telecommunication company has been cooperating with KazTransOil for 8 years - since 2007.
ASTEL built private digital data channels Astana-Atyrau, Astana-Moscow, Astana-Pavlodar for KTO. They are allowed to transfer both data and voice traffic at the absolute protection from the external network.
ASTEL is a Service Integrator, one of the leaders at the Kazakhstan telecommunication market. It was founded 22 years ago, in 1993, and to till 1997 it was called Arna-Sprint Data Communications. It was named ASTEL in 1997.
The company’s main business is the provision of telecommunications services based on its own network KazNet®, as well as the construction of corporate data and voice networks using advanced technology.
The company provides a wide range of additional services, ranging from network design and equipment supply, to commissioning and training of customer's personnel.
What a client gets from the cooperation with ASTEL:
- A guaranteed solution to the complex tasks from the partner with 22 years of experience in the field of telecommunications;
- Access to one of the most extensive and advanced networks in Kazakhstan, which allows to connect any customer who approached ASTEL;
- 24х7client support service in Almaty and Astana cities;
- Reservation of all main channels;
- Representative offices in all regional centers of Kazakhstan to effectively address the client’s issues and for the field service teams to react quickly;
- A personal Manager is assigned to work with the client on an ongoing basis.
The company is certified according to the following standards: ISO/IEC 20000-1: 2011 IT Services Management System, the ISO/IEC 27001: 2005 Information Security Management System, ISO 14001: 2004 Environmental Management System, OHSAS 18001-2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, and ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System.
ASTEL is ranked first by the number of installed and maintained satellite earth stations in the territory of the Republic. More than 2800 satellite stations located throughout the territory of Kazakhstan, working in the company’s network.
Zhigermunaiservice is a 100% local company whose products (drilling and oilfield equipment) certified and compliant with ST RK. The company obtained ISO, OHSAS, API international certificates. It has comprehensive experience in contracting: general contractor, subcontractor, commissioning of turnkey facilities, making alliances.
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