Vessel Maximize Utilization for Offshore Operations

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Natthapong Pleethong


This research is the analysis of scenarios so as to find the best way to reduce costs are rising from fuel consumption in crew boats when they are being used to transport people to and from Living Quarter Platform (LQ) and Wellhead Platform (WHP) and from fuel consumption during the period when the boats have to wait for the Offshore workers to finish their shifts before transporting them back to their LQ. The research will also help to develop practical guidelines to be used for more effective management and operation of crew boats. The main purpose of this research is to reduce crew boats consumption of diesel while they are not transporting passengers and while they are coming back to the mooring buoys at LQ without passengers on as the costs arising from the boats carrying no passengers are a waste. Three scenarios are as follows: Scenario 1: Current Practice - Tying up the crew boats at the mooring buoy at the Living Quarter every time the boat has finished a round and shutting down all main engines
, Scenario 2: New Practice - Installing new mooring buoys at the end of the route and shutting down all main engines
and Scenario 3: New Practice - Drifting and shutting down some main engines during standby time. The factors being considered when deciding with method to select are as follows: 1.The safety of the crew 2. The safety of navigation and 3. The safety of the company’s property.

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Pleethong, N. (2020). Vessel Maximize Utilization for Offshore Operations. NKRAFA JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 16(1), 112–123. Retrieved from
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