Guidance

Oil and gas: EEMS database

Access the Environmental and Emissions Monitoring System database to get data on oil rigs and other offshore installations around the UK.

Overview

The Environmental and Emissions Monitoring System (EEMS) is the environmental database of the UK oil and gas industry. Its primary purpose is to record measured and calculated data relating to emissions and discharges from offshore installations.

The system is maintained by OPRED (BEIS) and is accessible to offshore oil and gas operators and Oil & Gas UK.

Access to EEMS is restricted to authorised users through controlled usernames and passwords.

Access EEMS via the UK Energy Portal

Contacts

UK Energy Portal service desk

For assistance in relation to:

  • reference data changes, including sample points, turbines, etc.;
  • queries in relation to returns; and
  • queries in relation to asset transfers

Contact the UK Energy Portal service desk:

Email: ukop@ogauthority.co.uk Tel: 0300 067 1682

OPRED

For assistance in relation to OPRED (BEIS) reporting requirements, contact the OPRED Business Support Team

Email: bst@beis.gov.uk

EEMS Guidance and Returns

A new User Group is being established to take forward further development and maintenance of the EEMS database. The following guidance and return documents will be reviewed by the group and replaced or up-dated as necessary.

General

Return Categories

Direct loading of operator data

The mechanism for handling EEMS reports is based on well-defined international standards. Each EEMS report is defined as an XML document, and for each there is a corresponding XML schema definition. These schema definitions will completely define the concept of a “valid” document, i.e. the rules under which any report is accepted by EEMS. The schema definitions are held in the EEMS database and are available to all users. Over time as the definitions change to reflect amended reporting requirements, the operator community will be able to download the new schema definition and adjust their software accordingly.

EEMS User Group

A new User Group is being established to take forward further development and maintenance of the EEMS database. Minutes of the meetings and any relevant documents or presentations discussed at the meetings will be added to the website.

Published 22 January 2013
Last updated 15 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Changes made to the entire body of the page
  2. Change to OPRED (BEIS) contact email addresses
  3. Updated 'EEMS return – request to amend locked data' form uploaded to the page
  4. Oil and gas: EEMS Change Requests - (updated)
  5. Oil and gas: EEMS Change Requests - (updated)
  6. Oil and gas: EEMS Change Requests - (updated)
  7. Oil and gas: EEMS Change Requests - (updated)
  8. Oil and gas: EEMS change requests - (updated)
  9. Oil and gas: EEMS user group meeting minutes - (added)
  10. Oil and gas: EEMS Change Requests – (updated)
  11. Oil and gas: EEMS Change Requests – (updated)
  12. Oil and gas: EEMS user group, presentation and minutes - (added)
  13. Oil and gas: EEMS Change Requests – (updated)
  14. Oil and gas: EEMS Change Requests – March 2014 - (added)
  15. Oil and gas: EEMS New schema – (added)
  16. OIl and gas; EEMS user group minutes - (added)
  17. First published.