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Title: An oil pipeline design problem
Authors: Brimberg, J
Hansen, P
Lih, KW
Mladenović, N
Breton, M
Keywords: Networks/graphs, applications: Design problem-formulation and analysis
Programming, integer, algorithms: Interactive branch-and-bound with valid inequalities
Industries, petroleum/natural gas: Oil pipeline network design
Publication Date: 2003
Publisher: INFORMS
Citation: Operations Research, 51(2): 228 - 239, Mar 2003
Abstract: We consider a given set of offshore platforms and onshore wells producing known (or estimated) amounts of oil to be connected to a port. Connections may take place directly between platforms, well sites, and the port, or may go through connection points at given locations. The configuration of the network and sizes of pipes used must be chosen to minimize construction costs. This problem is expressed as a mixed-integer program, and solved both heuristically by Tabu Search and Variable Neighborhood Search methods and exactly by a branch-and-bound method. Two new types of valid inequalities are introduced. Tests are made with data from the South Gabon oil field and randomly generated problems.
Description: Copyright @ 2003 INFORMS
Sponsorship: The work of the first author was supported by NSERC grant #OGP205041. The work of the second author was supported by FCAR (Fonds pour la Formation des Chercheurs et l’Aide à la Recherche) grant #95-ER-1048, and NSERC grant #GP0105574.
ISSN: 0030-364X
Appears in Collections:Mathematical Science
Computer Science
Dept of Mathematics Research Papers

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