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Mixed-integer linear optimization for optimal lift-gas allocation with well-separator routing. (English) Zbl 1244.90263

Summary: The lift-gas allocation problem with well-separator routing constraints is a mixed-integer nonlinear program of considerable complexity. To this end, a mixed-integer linear formulation (compact) is obtained by piecewise-linearizing the nonlinear curves, using binary variables to express the linearization and routing decisions. A new formulation (integrated) combining the decisions on linearization and routing is developed by using a single binary variable. The structures of both formulations are explored to generate lifted cover cuts. Numerical tests show that the solution of the integrated formulation using cutting-plane generation is faster in spite of having more variables than the compact formulation.

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90C90 Applications of mathematical programming
90C11 Mixed integer programming
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