Efficient energy management system at Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait, a case study
Free (open access)
Volume 2 (2017), Issue 4
352 - 359
YOUSEF E. AL-QALLAF, FATIMA OWAYED & PARISUDDA RAO
Effective energy management involves making decisions that lead to the conservation of energy and the efficient use of resources for sustainable future. Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), is involved in exploration, drilling and production of oil and gas. KOC is fully committed towards energy management, energy efficiency and greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions reduction, which may help in minimizing energy costs and mitigating environmental effects. In order to meet national and international standards ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EnMS), KOC undertaken a pilot study for developing an effective energy management program for KOC representative process units and main buildings. The objective of the program was to create an energy baseline and identify the potential improvement areas and provide inputs for the implementation of ISO50001 for certification. KOC has established the Energy Performance Indicators (EnPIs) for each of the process units and specific KPIs has been identified to monitor and control the energy performance. Furthermore, the study highlights the major achievements towards energy management, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions reduction in order to help in minimizing energy costs and mitigating environmental effects.
energy baseline, energy cost & energy saving best practices, EnPIs, ISO EnMS.