Improvements of global performance system (GPS) Software applied to hseq management system in an oil and gas

Mirian Picinini Méxas, Geisa Meirelles Drumond, Leonardo Simão Alcantara


Purpose: Verify the impacts after implementing a software for HSEQ (Occupational Health, Safety, Environment and Quality) Management in an Oil and Gas Services Company and compare it against the available scientific publications, and therefore propose improvement actions to the software.   

Methodology: The methodology used was the applied, descriptive, exploratory, survey, with quantitative and qualitative approach. Based on the literature review, a questionnaire was created and sent to a sample of software users about the use, benefits and improvements opportunities for GPS. 

Originality: No work with practical results was found for the computerization or digital transformation usage of the HSEQ Management System.

Results: The lack of an electronic management system in HSEQ Department was a constant cause of nonconformities at Superior Energy Services. Therefore, during the research the advantages highlighted by the users were: environmental resources preservation, agility on information transfer process and processing, reduce the need for physical storage of printed documents and process improvement the implementation of improvements. As barriers, the users highlighted: lack of full knowledge on how to use some features, user´s poor training and software not synchronized with Outlook.

Contributions:  It is expected that the proposed plan improvement opportunities to be implemented in the GPS DataStation software at Superior Energy Services can also be implemented in other organizations where this system is already in use or intended to be implemented.


Integrated Management System; Information Technology; Oil and Gas Market; HSEQ; Occupational Health; Occupational Safety.

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