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A mixed integer linear programming model for the optimal operation of a network of gas oil separation plants

Liu, S; Alhasan, I; Papageorgiou, LG; (2016) A mixed integer linear programming model for the optimal operation of a network of gas oil separation plants. Chemical Engineering Research and Design , 111 pp. 147-160. 10.1016/j.cherd.2016.04.015. Green open access

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Abstract

Inspired from a real case study of a Saudi oil company, this work addresses the optimal operation of a regional network of gas oil separation plants (GOSPs) in Arabian Gulf Coast Area to ultimately achieve higher savings in operating expenditures (OPEX) than those achieved by adopting single-surface facility optimisation. An originally tailored and integrated mixed integer linear programming (MILP) model is proposed to optimise the crude transfer through swing pipelines and equipment utilisation in each GOSP, to minimise the operating costs of a network of GOSPs. The developed model is applied to an existing network of GOSPs in the Ghawar field, Saudi Arabia, by considering 12 different monthly production scenarios developed from real production rates. Compared to rule-based current practice, an average 12.8% cost saving is realised by the developed model.

Type: Article
Title: A mixed integer linear programming model for the optimal operation of a network of gas oil separation plants
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.cherd.2016.04.015
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cherd.2016.04.015
Language: English
Additional information: © 2016. This manuscript version is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This licence allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Further details about CC BY licences are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0. Access may be initially restricted by the publisher.
Keywords: Science & Technology, Technology, Engineering, Chemical, Engineering, Upstream Oil And Gas Industry, Gas Oil Separation Plant, Operating Expenditures, Mixed Integer Programming, Production Optimization, Field Infrastructure, Design, Formulation, Framework
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Chemical Engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1517310
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