Operational Planning and Scheduling of Logistics for Offshore Arctic Drilling Platforms Supported by Simulation

Operational planning of logistics for offshore arctic drilling platforms supported by simulation.
Period: October 2018 – May 2019
Industry sector: Oil and Gas
Client / Partner: Gazprom Neft / BRIGHT Group

Project objective
  • Development of the system of materials and hydrocarbon shipment planning and modeling for offshore sea production and exploration drilling

Our scope of work

  • Development of the prototype tool for the logistics modeling system
  • Development of the simulation model on the AnyLogic platform
  • Verification and validation of the simulation model in cooperation with client’s team

System inputs

  • Information about capacity and transportation speed of vessels
  • Routes of shipment
  • Requirements for the modes of emergency rescue watch by the platforms
  • Schedules of hydrocarbon production and transportation
  • Schedules of platforms supply with materials and removal of waste
  • Weather forecasts, ice conditions and other factors affecting the duration of vessel shifting, loading and unloading operations by the platforms

Structure elements of the system

  • Input data file of scenario in MS Excel format
  • Simulation model with interactive presentation
  • Data aggregation module that allows to generate MS Excel files with the simulation results

System outputs

  • Timeliness of support facilities supply with materials and personnel and shipment of produced hydrocarbon
  • Average and peak capacity utilization of materials and hydrocarbon storage locations on the platforms
  • Average and peak capacity utilization of vessel
  • Average and peak number of used transportation units
  • Transportation time utilization

Project result

  • Logistics modeling system that is used for planning and operational modeling of various logistics scenarios
  • The system provides possibility of scenario analysis of plan stability based on repeated simulation experiments considering harsh weather conditions of the Arctic waters

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