Congresos de la Universitat Politècnica de València, CIT2016. Congreso de Ingeniería del Transporte

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DIESEL SUPPLY PLANNING FOR OFFSHORE PLATFORMS BY A MATHEMATICAL MODEL BASED ON THE VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM WITH REPLENISHMENT
Henrique Fiorot Astoures, Rodrigo de Alvarenga Rosa, André Silva Rosa

Última modificación: 31-05-2016

Resumen


Oil exploration in Brazil is mainly held by offshore platforms which require the supply of several products, including diesel to maintain its engines. One strategy to supply diesel to the platforms is to keep a vessel filled with diesel nearby the exploration basin. An empty boat leaves the port and goes directly to this vessel, then it is loaded with diesel. After that, it makes a trip to supply the platforms and when the boat is empty, it returns to the vessel to be reloaded with more diesel going to another trip. Based on this description, this paper proposes a mathematical model based on the Vehicle Routing Problem with Intermediate Replenishment Facilities (VRPIRF) to solve the problem. The purpose of the model is to plan the routes for the boats to meet the diesel requests of the platform. Given the fact that in the literature, papers about the VRPIRF are scarce and papers about the VRPIRF applied to offshore platforms were not found in the published papers, this paper is important to contribute with the evolution of this class of problem, bringing also a solution for a real application that is very important for the oil and gas business. The mathematical model was tested using the CPLEX 12.6. In order to assess the mathematical model, tests were done with data from the major Brazilian oil and gas company and several strategies were tested.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/CIT2016.2016.2217


Palabras clave


Vehicle Routing Problem with Replenishment; Oil & Gas Logistics; Offshore Platforms Logistics

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