The Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) has reported success from a project to develop a trusted communications link from wellsite operations. The project was a collaboration between Talisman Energy, Malibu Engineering and Software and encryption specialists NE2.
Talisman was looking for a highly secure knowledge management solution that enabled the capture and transmission of critical geology information from the wellsite to the office.
The NE2:GRID encryption engine was embedded into Malibu’s Wellcore Prospect Start-up module. This distributed database gathers and manages wellsite information including daily progress reports, strip and mud logs etc. NE2:GRID provided truly random encryption keys on Talisman’s communication devices.
NE2:GRID runs entirely automatically and provides seamless encryption and decryption ensuring field compliance and simple, department-wide adoption. Once in the office, Wellcore manages the distribution of reports and documents to Talisman employees and external partners.
The NE2:GRID - Wellcore integration was extensively tested over satellite, Internet and cell phones in November 2002. The system successfully negotiated keys and transferred large files even over low-speed dialup connections.
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