Yury Redutskiy holds his trial lecture and defends his PhD thesis at Molde University College – Specialized University in Logistics on 19 December. The title of his thesis is “Strategic planning problems for smart solutions in oil and gas industry.”
Hydrocarbon energy is an integral part of global society, and it is expected to continue playing a vital economic, social and political role in the upcoming decades. Strategic planning is crucial for any engineering project. Smart oil and gas solutions become especially relevant now that the energy markets become increasingly saturated with new renewable energy sources. Thus, adequately set long-term goals and optimally conducted operations in the oil and gas engineering projects are a step to sustainability in the energy sector.
This thesis highlights the relevant characteristic attributes of smart field solutions in the upstream petroleum sector. These ideas behind this state-of-the-art approach are applied to the real long-term industrial planning problems. The scope of these problems includes optimization of development and operations at a given oilfield, as well as planning an automated safety system for the hazardous facilities the petroleum sector operates. All models in the thesis incorporate a significant level of technological detail. First, it facilitates exploring the trade-off between the investment decisions and operational decisions. Secondly, since the engineering project perspective is contemplated for the strategic planning, the technological models help developing an optimal plan for the entire project lifecycle from both the economic perspective and the technological equipment performance efficiency perspective.
Yury Redutskiy (29) was born in Kurgan, Russia. He holds a Bachelor's degree as of 2009 and a Master’s degree as of 2011, both in Automation and Control for technological processes and industrial facilities in the oil and gas sector, from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas in Moscow. (National Research University).
Yury’s work experience includes an IT specialist position, an engineering position at an oil and gas contractor company, an engineering and research position at Gubkin university, a teaching assistant / teacher position at Gubkin University, as well as teaching and research experience at Molde University College.
Members of the committee
- Associate professor Julia Pahl from the University of Southern Denmark. Odense, Denmark
- Professor Jan Ola Strandhagen from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, NTNU Trondheim, Norway
- Associate professor Arild Hoff from the Faculty of Logistics, Molde University College, Molde, Norway
Professor Kjetil Kåre Haugen, Faculty of Logistics, Molde University College
Professor Irina Gribkovskaia, Faculty of Logistics, Molde University College
Trial Lecture: 10:15 – 11:00, room B-137.
Lecture topic: “The industrial internet / Industry 4.0”
Defense: 13:15, room B-137.
Title of the thesis: “Strategic planning problems for smart solutions in oil and gas industry”