Scenario analysis tool of options for transportation of liquids and cargo among oil production facilities

Development of simulation-based tool for:
• Estimation of vehicle structure to ensure the required transportation service level
• Comparison of operational parameters of the modelled system under various transportation schemas being used
• Quantitative evaluation of the effects of transportation-related changes and improvements
Period: October 2021 – January 2022
Industry sector: Oil and Gas
Client / Partner: Foreign subsidiary of a major oil company/ BRIGHT Group

Project objective Development of the simulation model for:

  • Estimation of vehicle structure to ensure the required transportation service level
  • Comparison of operational parameters of the modelled system under various transportation schemas being used
  • Quantitative evaluation of the effects of transportation-related changes and improvements.

Our scope of work

  • Simulation model concept development for liquids and cargo transportation
  • Development of simulation model

System inputs

  • Transport network structure (nodes, roads, pipes)
  • Location and characteristics of oil production facilities (wells, crude processing facilities, refineries) and supply and disposal hubs
  • Structure of the fleet of vehicles
  • Transport routes features (transportation direction, cargo type, engaged vehicles, seasonality)
  • Transportation cost calculation parameters

System structure elements

  • Input data base with user interface for data input and modification
  • Simulation model with interactive presentation
  • Accelerated simulation model for scenarios batch launch
  • Report aggregation module that allows to form the reports about scenario analysis results

System outputs

  • Transport network performance (compliance with delivery deadlines)
  • Utilization of vehicles
  • Total transported cargo mass
  • Transportation expenses

Project result

  • The model allowed to calculate the forecast of operational parameters of the modeled system after anticipated commissioning of new wells
  • The simulation model is passed to the client for use as an analytical tool for strategic planning of vehicle fleet structure and cargo delivery routes

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