||Optimal platform design of offshore fields with satellite production
|| Barnes, R.J., Kokossis, A.
||Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, vol.20, no.C, p.679-684
||Capacity; Drilling; OOilfield; Optimisation; Production
||The paper presents a method for the optimal design of oil production platforms and the systematic evaluation of the economic production capacity of a main field with an adjacent satellite field. The problem is formulated as a mixed-integer linear programming formulation. Continuou variables represent individual well, jacket and topsides costs. Binary variables are used to select individual wells within a defined field grid. The mathematical formulation is concise and efficient. Current work has investigated the case of a satellite field being produced over an existing platform at a main field. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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