Title: A design approach for asset supply logistics

Authors: Sebastiaan Roben, Jaap A. Ottjes, Gabriel Lodewijks, Arnold Van den Dool

Addresses: Corus Information Services – Application Development and Support Department, P.O. Box 10000 – 1970 CA – IJmuiden – Netherlands. ' Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 2 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands. ' Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 2 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands. ' Shell International Exploration and Production Inc., 200 North Dairy Ashford, Houston, Texas 77079, USA

Abstract: In order to provide adequate logistics support for an oil and gas producing asset, onshore as well as offshore, a logistics support concept needs to be developed at an early stage in the opportunity realisation process. A vast amount of options for infrastructure (roads, ports, bases), the stochastic nature of impacting parameters, a distinct set of requirements for different phases in the asset lifetime and the potentially changing business environment over time, make finding an optimum integrated logistics solution a difficult task. This paper presents the development of a software tool that is to determine the optimum logistic concept for new developments in a new (greenfield) or existing business environment (brownfield) and how to interactively generate of a set of feasible concepts and assess concepts| robustness by key performance indicators, which include operational cost, availability, operational safety and environmental impact.

Keywords: asset supply logistics; transportation safety; oil and gas industry; discrete simulation; process interaction; pocess simulation; robustness; key performance indicators; KPI; logistics support; operational costs; availability; operational safety; environmental impact.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAET.2010.035388

International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, 2010 Vol.2 No.4, pp.311 - 323

Published online: 30 Sep 2010 *

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