Optimization and Systems Theory Seminar
Friday, October 4, 2002, 13.00-14.00, Room 3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25

Professor Bjørn Nygreen
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management
Trondheim, Norway
E-mail: bn@iot.ntnu.no

Optimal routing of oil and gas from wells to separators

Networks of pipelines are used to connect oil and gas wells to central production plants where the oil, gas and water are separated. We consider networks where there are alternative routings between the wells and the production plants. The outputs of wells depend nonlinearly on the pressure in the gathering pipelines.

We discuss the problem of finding the valve settings which maximize the output of the network and show how to model this as a MILP. We describe how to obtain sharp formulations of parts of the problem and present results from some real networks.

(The talk is based on joint work with Ken McKinnon, University of Edinburgh.)

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Last update: October 1, 2002 by Anders Forsgren, anders.forsgren@math.kth.se.