Safety and Security Management with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in Oil and Gas Industry

Jaeyoung Cho, Gino Lim, Taofeek Biobaku, Seonjin Kim, Hamid Parsaei

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We describe a mathematical model for UAV aided security operations in the oil and gas industry. Operating UAVs can provide seamless awareness on possible emergency situations such as oil spills, shipping incidents, industrial accidents, acts of terrorism, and so on. The primary goal of this model is to generate an optimal UAV operational schedule to meet surveillance needs in the areas of interest in each time period. The performance of these UAVs depends on the risk assessment on spatio-and-temporal characteristics of threats, specifications of available UAVs, and decision makers’ critical information requirements. The models are designed to provide insights into issues associated with designing and operating UAVs for strengthened maritime and port security.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1343-1349
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • Maritime security
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
  • Vehicle routing problem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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