Shell Global

Shell selected eVision to globally deliver eVision's Permit Vision integrated Control of Work solution to all upstream and downstream assets.


eVision is Shell’s partner to implement a global standard for Permit to Work software to all of Shell Upstream and Downstream sites.


Shell and eVision initiated a partnership in 2012, to provide every upstream Shell asset with eVision’s leading digital Permit to Work solution. After successful piloting of the Permit to Work software, Shell Downstream soon followed. Shell selected eVision’s bespoke ISSOW offering for three reasons: Permit Vision’s unprecedented global enterprise capabilities; technically advanced features, including mobility, 3rd-party integrations, and more; and lastly, its incredible ease of use.

Shell and eVision have closely collaborated over the last five years, redefining digital Permit to Work for the Global organisation, with a focus on global harmonization and ePTW effectiveness. The Den Helder plant, the largest gas-processing plant in Europe, was the first site to go live with eVision’s customised Shell Global Permit to Work sytem. Currently, the project team is executing a worldwide ePTW strategy to ensure global frontline operational safety and efficiency.



Shell E&P is one of the largest Oil & Gas companies in the world. A pioneer with regard to safety, Shell wants to lead the Oil & Gas industry with the highest possible standards. However, without proper integrated tools, this can prove complicated from a compliance and discipline perspective. Also, working according to too many strict procedures can improve safety, but be so time consuming that efficiency is lost.



eVision’s Permit Vision software supports Shell’s global safety strategy perfectly, ensuring front-line operational safety as well as giving site and global management insight into daily operations. Shell has very strict guidelines and procedures: eVision’s Permit to Work solution ensures personnel is compliant, disciplined, and embodies the Shell company practices.
The Shell and eVision project group have implemented a continuous improvement cycle, enhancing both product and process. Global reporting structures have been put in to place, global knowledge sharing and active feedback loops ensure continuous learning, and co-creation improves overall operations quality. The Shell Permit to Work project is a textbook example of how to run global operations effectively.

Shells Global Subject Matter Experts Team: how quality Permit to Work was assured

Shell formed a global Subject Matter Experts team for the initial design of the new global Permit to Work standard. The SME team consists of 8 Shell employees with a diverse background, ranging from HSE managers, to operations leads, to permit-to-work coordinators. These SMEs are joined by eVision’s technical team of product managers and implementation leads. The team members represent the large onshore GTL facilities, offshore gas processing facilities, and FLNG. All continents are represented.

The Shell base-build design of the electronic Permit to Work system is a very user-friendly solution incorporating Shell standards, global legislative requirements, industry best practices as well as some groundbreaking new task based and risk based approach to permit to work. Due to the global setup of the Shell solution, the system is easily rolled-out to the different Shell assets globally, giving flexibility for local variations due to legislative requirements or other, while keeping tight global management control.

The Global implementation of eVision’s ISSOW is part of Shell’s continuous commitment to safety. At the heart of the Shell Permit to Work solution is the empowerment for global learning, awareness, and sharing. The continuous learning, integral to the entire project and global implementation of the software, enables understanding, discipline and compliance on a global level: The global Permit to Work platform is bringing the next level in safety and productivity to the front-line operations.


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