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An Optimization Model for Operational Planning and Turnaround Maintenance Scheduling of Oil and Gas Supply Chain

Construction Engineering and Management Department, College of Environmental Design, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(21), 7531; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10217531
Received: 1 October 2020 / Revised: 17 October 2020 / Accepted: 22 October 2020 / Published: 26 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Planning and Scheduling Optimization)
Hydrocarbon supply chain (HCSC) is a complex network that extends from oil and gas fields to demand nodes. Integrating operation and maintenance activities along this complex network is crucial since the hydrocarbon industry is the most influential sector in the world economy, and any disruptions or variations in hydrocarbon product supply will affect the whole world economy. Therefore, effective and thoughtful maintenance extends the life of an asset and enhances its reliability. To prevent huge losses in production and ultimately satisfy customer needs, the maintenance jobs are preferred to be performed during times of low demand. Thus, operation planning and maintenance scheduling decisions are dependent and should be optimized simultaneously. Therefore, the aim of this study is to develop an integrated mathematical model for the operation and maintenance planning of the oil and gas supply chain. The utility of the proposed model has been demonstrated using the Saudi Arabian HCSC. The proposed model effectively produces optimal operation and maintenance schedule decisions. A sensitivity analysis was conducted to study the effect of critical parameters on the obtained results. View Full-Text
Keywords: supply chain optimization; oil and gas supply chain; maintenance scheduling; operation planning; energy supply chain optimization; oil and gas supply chain; maintenance scheduling; operation planning; energy
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Ghaithan, A.M. An Optimization Model for Operational Planning and Turnaround Maintenance Scheduling of Oil and Gas Supply Chain. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 7531.

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