Toni Meštrović , Danko Kezić, Ivica Pavić, SrđanVukša
University of Split (Croatia)
Abstract. The state of prices and the development of a given economy depends largely on the gas and oil industry. Every day the gas and oil industry is growing and there is a growing need for platforms. In order for the platforms to pump gas and oil from the seabed unhindered, it is necessary to supply the platform which is done by supply vessels. In this paper, with the help of Petri nets and the tool “Yasper”, the dynamic process of supply and operation of supply vessels is simulated. Simulation is depending on the wind and wave conditions and the type of work that the supply vessel performs in cooperation with the platform. Input data are: Sea state, wind state, fuel consumption, type of vessel operation, distance from the mainland and the number of daily departures of the vessels from the port. The paper presents a model with discrete events in the process of supplying the platform, starting from the port and going out to sea until the work around the platform is completed and returning to the port. The report can provide information on the usability of the vessels and the approximate cost of the supply vessels on a voyage from port to the platform and back.
Keywords: supply ships; supply platforms; process model; sea state; wind state; petri net; Yasper tool