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Shell: Ethylene Production

Shell Chemicals’ ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene glycols (EG) businesses have benefited significantly by using the global manufacturing and logistics optimisation system (GMOS) – an AIMMS-based strategic business-planning tool developed by Shell Global Solutions. GMOS models a business’ feed supply, manufacturing processes and distribution of products to help maximize margins.

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Shell: GMOS/NetSim Development

The toolset known as GMOS/NetSim (Global Manufacturing and logistics Optimization System/Network analysis and Supply chain optimization System) was built in order to improve Shell’s gas sector activities, which include complete corridor planning services, from construction to production, to end-user (optimizing overall margins), and forward planning in terms of gas specifications, gas/crude production balancing, the effect of a no-flaring policy, and debottlenecking of multiple gas trains.

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Shell: Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU)

SHARCTM is an advanced model developed in AIMMS and currently used in more than 35 refineries. SHARC has been instrumental in improving the performance of FCCUs advised by Shell which have seen their profitability improve by $0.10–0.30 per barrel of feed as a consequence of using SHARC. In an average unit this can equate to an annual margin increase of $2-3 million.

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Shell: Fleet Planning

Shell International Trading and Shipping Company had over 25 LNG (gas) carriers in construction, which were scheduled to receive a brand new crew consisting of 12 officers of different ranks, and needed a fleet planning program.

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