Case studies

Strategic Planning Of Logistics For Offshore Arctic Drilling Platforms Supported By Simulation

The operation of offshore drilling platforms requires a lot of logistics: supply of platforms by platform supply vessels (PSVs), backward transportation of waste in containers and transportation of oil by tankers to export ports. The severe weather conditions of the Arctic Ocean increase the number of possible disruptions that influence the logistic system. The operation of PSVs and tankers has multiple constraints and interactions. An agent-based simulation has been developed in AnyLogic to support the strategic planning of logistics by year 2042. The presentation discusses the use of the model to determine the required number of vessels and compare different options of crude oil outbound logistic network design.
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Simulation-Based Integrated Decision Support Tool For Potash Mining Operations

Planning of potash mining operations requires consideration of many interacting machines, overlapping maintenance activities, layout of mine field as well as capacity of ore bunkers and conveyors. Integrated low-level simulation with user-friendly interface was developed to support monthly operations planning in Europe’s largest potash producer. In this presentation, an example of using simulation in operations planning is given and created decision support tool is demonstrated. Main challenges that were met and overcome during development of simulation-based decision support tool are also discussed.
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