The EnviroHub: An Intranet Tool for Culture Change and Information Management
- Gregory Kubala (Schlumberger) | Annette Carey (Schlumberger)
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- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- SPE International Conference on Health, Safety and Environment in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, 20-22 March, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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- Conference Paper
- 2002. Society of Petroleum Engineers
- 6.5.5 Oil and Chemical Spills, 6.5.1 Air Emissions, 6.4.3 Data and Communications Security, 6.1.5 Human Resources, Competence and Training, 6.1 HSSE & Social Responsibility Management, 4.1.5 Processing Equipment, 1.6 Drilling Operations, 7.1.8 Asset Integrity, 5.6.4 Drillstem/Well Testing, 6.1.2 HSSE Reorting, 4.1.2 Separation and Treating, 7.6.4 Data Mining, 7.2.5 Emergency Preparedness and Training, 6.4.3 Data and Communication Security
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Sharing information, as an effective way of conducting business, is not a new concept; however, the communication tools we use to deliver this information have significantly evolved over the past 10 years. Today, sharing expert knowledge can be performed at the click of a mouse. Intranets, located within a corporation's firewalls, provide the potential for an ongoing, free exchange of both confidential and nonconfidential information. Yet the simple posting of information to the intranet often leaves the intended beneficiaries inefficiently mining for information, which they may or may not eventually locate.
The EnviroHub is an intranet web site designed to disseminate information to promote cultural change, integration of the Environment (E) into the Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) management system (MS), and beyond-compliance environmental performance. Developing The EnviroHub involved standard web-design activities, as well as information-management maximization strategies, an organizational structure for information and data creation, identification of new resources and increased user functionality.
The EnviroHub affords easy access to information so that it is readily available for uniform implementation throughout a global organization. Information and data managed within The EnviroHub include Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) laws and regulations in more than 100 countries worldwide, multilingual/multinational resources, and tools for compliance with a corporation's environmental standards. This paper presents the strategies used for maximizing information management, such as user requirements, web page design and management system integration. Finally, it discusses increased functionalities, such as secure workrooms, which provide confidential work areas for designated users, and subscription capabilities, which allow users to receive automatic e-mail alerts.
Organizational and personal productivity have increased with the advent of the intranet. This increased workplace productivity leads to improved environmental performance levels for the organization; however, information-technology (IT)-savvy leadership realizes these performance gains are not always commensurate with the motivation of today's employees to improve environmental performance and the level of organizational resources committed to the preservation of our environment.
The growing wealth of available environmental information complicates the maze between intended users and content. Web-design and document-creation tools enable greater functionality, creativity and artistic appeal without necessarily maximizing ease of use and minimizing search time.
Historically, web users encounter systematic delays in their search for content. Pages with elegant design and graphics significantly increase download time. Web pages with links to other web pages, rather than content, increase data mining time. Also, such pathways allow for more "wrong turns," which often leave the user without the needed content. Search engines that deliver hundreds of "hits" on irrelevant content further decrease the productivity of the user and the organization. Users in remote areas already face lengthy download times because of low bandwidth. These issues only complicate matters for remote users. As a result, users often become discouraged with the intranet. A tool that should make users more productive decreases the organization's capabilities.
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