Implementing a Multi-Refinery Enivronmental Data Management System at Shell Oil Products U.S.
time each year preparing routine reporting requirements. Besides looking for opportunities to simplify and expedite these reports, a multi-refinery corporation such as Shell Oil Products US (SOPUS) is also seeking opportunities to develop cross-refinery consistency and work practices. In order to accomplish these objectives, the installation and implementation of an Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) was initiated.This paper will discuss the implementation of ESP’s opsEnvironmental EMIS for environmental reporting and Title V compliance tracking at the six refineries operated by SOPUS in the U.S. The paper will provide an overview of the implementation project, a discussion of the project team and schedule, a description of the functional components implemented, and focus on specific project hurdles. Implementation challenges to be discussed include: data gathering at each facility, maintaining an aggressive project schedule, engaging and developing ownership of the system at each refinery, standardizing emission calculations and reporting requirements across the refineries, and maintaining the original scope of the project. Additional considerations when implementing a enterprise-wide EMIS such as infrastructure issues and integration of data from legacy systems will also be addressed during the course of this discussion.