Optimal Oil Pipeline Route in Kurdistan Region Taq Taq - Bazian Refinery as Case Study

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Volume-23 Number-5
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Jafar A. Ali, Loghman Khodakarami
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V23P248


Jafar A. Ali, Loghman Khodakarami"Optimal Oil Pipeline Route in Kurdistan Region Taq Taq - Bazian Refinery as Case Study", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V23(5),257-262 May 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

There are only two oil and gas pipelines in Kurdistan Region, one is the international pipeline to Turkish Cihan harbor and the second is for national natural gas pipeline across the region. This paper is studying the process of finding an optimal pipeline to connect one of the biggest refineries in the region with an oil field of TTOPCO. The process is using Geographical Information Systems GIS. For constructing such pipeline several factors; slope, distance to roads, distance to villages, etc. were involved, prior to importance weights were applied to each factor. The higher weight was given to input slope, to avoid sharp slopes in the indicated direction. As a result an optimal route of length 58km was found to connect the refinery with the oil field. The aim of the project is to develop systematic, effective and environmentally friendly pipeline route. This will increase the reliability of the generated route and reduced the road accidents by the trucks that are transferring the crudes from the field to the refinery. The paper is for the benefit of the pipeline designers and the companies work in this field.


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Pipeline, GIS, rout selection