This paper presents a novel methodology that track and measures the overall energy performance in oil and gas companies based on the leading energy performance indicator (EnPI). Although such tool does not directly measure an actual and reflect an as-is operational data of the companies' energy performance, it tracks the achievements in the key work processes or the implementation status of an Energy Management Systems (EnMS). As introduced by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 2011, EnMS consists of interacting elements from proven deployment and implementation steps based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) continual improvement framework. The lacks of industrial standards and literature have resulted in the sparse application of leading EnPI. The proposed leading EnPI tool is based on the defined activities that affect the deployment and implementation of EnMS. Such tool is required for continuous improvement and promotion of strong partnership among all stakeholders. To illustrate the proposed methodology, the progress of EnMS implementation, identification of energy-saving initiatives, and review of potential energy savings of the major oil and gas companies are performed.
- Energy management systems
- Energy performance
- Leading energy performance indicator (EnPI)
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