By the order of «Gazprom Neft Novy Port» LLC, KSRC specialists have developed the computer simulation model of offshore oil offloading system for Novoportovskoye oil and gas condensate field located in Yamal peninsula in harsh environment of polar region.
The most of the year the ships are operating in 500m ice channel in shorefast ice of Ob’ Bay over 2 m in thickness. Some months a year the open water area of Kara Sea is almost completely covered with drifting ice.
The purpose of the investigation was to estimate the cost of oil shipping under various ice conditions pursuant to the delivery expansion plan. Moreover, it is necessary to define one of the key parameters i.e. the capacity of
Simulation modelling technique was applied in order to complete this task considering the
«We were among the very first in Russia to apply advanced
Investigation of transportation system for Novoportovskoye field lasted about six months. Based on the modelling results in was found that depending on the severity of ice conditions the number of ice channels ranges from 4 to 7. In the course of study it was also defined that for
Apart from «Novy Port» project the KSRC has completed the others aimed to investigate ships and icebreakers operation using simulation modelling technique. «Technical decisions taken at the early design stages define the further economic efficiency of the project, — explained Oleg Tarovik. — The decisions of this kind are hard to be changed. For this reason the use of simulation modelling method is completely justified, especially applied to complex and