Offshore Oil Platforms Supply Planning for Gazpromneft-Sakhalin

Development of simulation model to support decisions in strategic planning of logistics for offshore arctic drilling platforms. Client – Gazpromneft, the second largest Russian oil and gas company.
Period: December 2013 – May 2014
Industry sector: Oil and Gas
Client / Partner: Gazpromneft – Sakhalin / BRIGHT Group

Project objective
  • Determination of the number of own and rented supply vessels to supply Arctic drilling platforms
  • The economic justification of renting a floating oil storage facility in order to implement an oil transshipment point
  • Determination of onshore supply base capacity
  • Comparison of drilling platforms supply options

Our scope of work

  • The simulation model concept development
  • Development and testing of a simulation model on the AnyLogic 6 platform
  • Verification of the model
  • Scenario analysis using the simulation model

Simulation model inputs

  • Transported objects data (flows of materials, personnel, end-products, waste)
  • Existing logistic network configuration (allocation of service bases and points of delivery of goods, etc.)
  • Technical characteristics and limitations of used transport (speed of transportation, capacity, etc.)

Simulation model structure elements

  • 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

Simulation model outputs

  • Total costs within the period of modeling
  • Weighted average delivery price per one ton of transported object
  • Logistic system service level
  • Average and maximum volume of materials stored in complex service bases

Project result

  • Logistic network development options are evaluated using the operational and financial indicators
  • The optimized logistic network development scenario is determined considering the schedule of field development and current environmental conditions

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