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Using Operations Research to Plan Natural Gas Production and Transportation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

Using Operations Research to Plan Natural Gas Production and Transportation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

Category
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
Abstract
Decisions regarding natural gas production, processing, and transportation in interconnected networks depend on each other. Changes in the system affect both its capacity and flexibility. We discuss the main elements of the GassOpt model, an application developed to ensure optimal operation of this network by considering the complete system, its integration, and to provide valuable insights in the dependencies between the different system elements. The objective of GassOpt is to maximize the total flow of natural gas from the North Sea to the customers. The model determines the optimal routing, processing, and blending of natural gas ensuring that demand and quality constraints are satisfied. The application is used by natural gas producers and network operators to plan their activities, to evaluate the operational consequences of plans and investment decisions, and to maximize the value of their operations.

Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • SINTEF Industry / Sustainable Energy Technology
Year
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Book
Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, 8 Volume Set
ISBN
978-0-470-40063-0