A Computer Simulation Model for Oil Transport and Storage Problem



A Computer Simulation Model for Oil Transport and Storage Problem

Authors

ABDULAAL M, AI-Fatah University Libya

Description

This paper solves the problem of alternating transport of two different kinds of crude oil via same pipe-line from a distant production field to port terminal where it is stored in tanks to be Picked-up by ships, ships donot arrive to port at deterministi

Abstract

This paper solves the problem of alternating transport of two different kinds of crude oil via same pipe-line from a distant production field to port terminal where it is stored in tanks to be Picked-up by ships, ships donot arrive to port at deterministic times. The two kinds of crude oil belong to different companies and donot mix at all. In this paper we determine the optimum transport schedule for the two crudes depending on different production levels, and we deterimine the optimum tank storage capacity to be used by each crude at the port terminal under stochastic oil pickup by ships. A computer simulation technique is developed to solve this problem based on relevant history data. The implementation resuts of the simulation program are also presented and interpreted. optium transport schedules and major savings in storage capacity is concluded.

Publisher

Association for European Transport