Optimal Intake and Routing of Floating Oil Rigs in the North Sea

  • Dag HauglandEmail author
  • Bjørn Peter Tjøstheim
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 212)


For oil and gas fields in production in the North Sea, a key task is to maximize the profit made by recovery and processing of oil/gas reserves. A main source of increased hydrocarbon off-take is through wells, which can be either producers or injectors (gas or water). The choice of technology for field development depends upon key parameters like the size of the field and water depth, and several different layouts are possible. This chapter considers the problem of optimizing the returns from investments in, and operation of offshore oil and gas fields, and develops approaches for solving it using integer programming models.


Location Model Injection Well Valid Inequality Drilling Operation Integer Programming Model 
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Statoil ASA is gratefully acknowledged for letting the second author work on the problem under study for his master thesis. Methods developed and examples used in this chapter do not necessarily express Statoil’s current disposal of rigs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  2. 2.Statoil ASABergenNorway

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