Ekaterina Alexandrova | 04/05/2021
The economic efficiency from the introduction of the digital Arctic logistics management system “Captain” for 2019-2020 amounted to 0.9 billion rubles.
It is a digital solution that works with machine learning technologies, artificial intelligence and neural network algorithms.
Thanks to the application of the system, the unit costs of Gazprom Neft for the export of 1 ton of Arctic oil decreased by 12% compared to the years before the start of use.
“Captain”. This effect was achieved by optimizing the operating costs of tankers by choosing the best routes, saving fuel, reducing the cost of icebreaker assistance, as well as
reduced downtime and maximized oil recovery.
The Captain system, developed by Gazprom Neft specialists to ensure year-round uninterrupted export of Arctic oil grades, is the world’s first digital system
logistics management in the Arctic.
Captain consolidates data from all objects of the Arctic supply chain: tankers, icebreakers, oil terminals and a floating oil storage facility. Online system
analyzes about 15 thousand input parameters, including telemetry from supply vessels and tanker fleet, cargo tanks of floating oil storage and terminals,
information on weather conditions, actual and forecast ice conditions, ship traffic. Every 15 minutes, the system recalculates the schedule of tankers and oil shipments
from terminals, choosing the optimal solution from more than 66.5 million options.
The system can also be used by other participants working on the routes of the Northern Sea Route.
Gazprom Neft Logistics and Transport Neftegaz Digitalization