Abstract

There are many pipelines around the world that move petroleum products from origination to ultimate delivery. The process starts on the production side by transporting the product from the wells to the refineries and then transporting the refined products to the end user. A large amount of energy is required to move the products through the pipelines. The generation of energy required for this transportation creates a significant amount of CO2 emissions each year. This paper outlines a tool that would allow transportation companies to reduce CO2 emissions while still maintaining delivery schedules. It describes the potential estimated savings that can be achieved by optimal configuration of the pumps/compressors, DRA (Drag Reducing Agent) injections etc.

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