Modified dijkstra’s algorithm for oil-gas pipeline optimization problem

Hasan Almaalei, Nabeel Naeem (2020) Modified dijkstra’s algorithm for oil-gas pipeline optimization problem. Doctoral thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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The optimal design of the oil-gas pipeline network is challenging due to its complexity and variety. In this study, the real data of the existing pipeline structure is used, which is currently applied in Iraq. The weakness of the original Dijkstra's algorithm is unable to solve the network problem with a huge data size of more than 50 wells. Therefore, this thesis aims to propose the Modify Dijkstra's Algorithm, which can obtain an optimal solution for huge data size and avoid several possible obstacles on the path with minimum total costs. To evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm, comparison with ant colony optimization, genetic algorithm, original Dijkstra's algorithm, and minimum spanning tree (MST) has been made in terms of the total cost and total run time. In addition, a specific mathematical model has been developed to minimize the overall distance between oil-gas wells and the central station. The results showed that the proposed algorithm, called the Modify Dijkstra's Algorithm (MDA), only run for less than one minute even for large data size and provides a better solution for the 700 to 840 wells. Meanwhile, the genetic algorithm performs very well for the data size between 100 to 600 wells but took about 20 minutes to get the best solution. For a small data size of 10 to 50 wells, a minimum spanning tree (MST) is capable of producing optimal solutions in less than 5 minutes. However, MST is unable to solve more than 50 wells. This result is similar to the result obtained from the original Dijkstra's Algorithm. Meanwhile, the ACO algorithm showed the average performance in terms of the total cost and total run time. In conclusion, the proposed algorithm could be considered as a fast-running algorithm and has been proven to successfully avoid the obstacles that may appear in the path of the pipeline network. In addition, verification of the proposed algorithm has been done through simulation data of 100 to 2000 wells, which results in less than 2 minutes run times. Besides that, the average cost reduction could reach up to 86% compared to the existing pipeline structure, which may assist the Iraq government in the future development of a new discovery oil field

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy > TN799.5-948 Nonmetallic minerals
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Physics and Chemistry
Depositing User: Mrs. Sabarina Che Mat
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2021 03:47
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 03:47

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