June 18, 2015

“Vehicle Routing and Scheduling in Oil and Gas Offshore Operations”

Dr. Irina Gribkovskaia
Professor in Quantitative Logistics at Molde University College. Specialized University in Logistics, Norway


In this course we focus on vehicle routing and scheduling problems for cargo and people transportation arising in planning of supply vessels and helicopters activities servicing oil and gas offshore installations. Supply vessel planning on strategic (annual), tactical (weekly) and operational (daily) levels is very complex due to the combination of delivery and pickup services, limited deck area at installations, multi-commodity nature of demands, periodic service requirements, installations closed at night, uncertainties regarding weather conditions, and tradeoffs between economic and environmental objectives. Helicopter routing for people transportation to and from installations offshore is considered from the risk minimization objective.