Title: Exergy analysis of crude oil gathering and transportation system by 'three box' model

Authors: Qinglin Cheng; Wei Gao; Chunguang Yu; Hao Wu; Lili Lv; Hongjun Xie; Yang Liu

Addresses: Key Lab of Ministry of Education for Enhancing the Oil and Gas Recovery Ratio, Northeast Petroleum University, Daqing, China ' Key Lab of Ministry of Education for Enhancing the Oil and Gas Recovery Ratio, Northeast Petroleum University, Daqing, China ' Key Lab of Ministry of Education for Enhancing the Oil and Gas Recovery Ratio, Northeast Petroleum University, Daqing, China ' PetroChina Planning and Engineering Institute (CPPEI), 100000, China ' PetroChina Planning and Engineering Institute (CPPEI), 100000, China ' PetroChina Planning and Engineering Institute (CPPEI), 100000, China ' Key Lab of Ministry of Education for Enhancing the Oil and Gas Recovery Ratio, Northeast Petroleum University, Daqing, China

Abstract: 'Three box' exergy analysis optimisation method is applied to oil field system in order to identify and improve the weak links of crude oil gathering and transportation system. The universal 'black box', 'white box', 'grey box' models and balance equations of oil field analysis are established according to different requirements of rough, fine and sub-fine analysis. The weak link of energy utilisation is determined. The heating furnace is identified as the lowest exergy efficiency equipment in crude oil gathering and transportation system, which can provide a theoretical basis and scientific method for improving system energy efficiency.

Keywords: 'three box' model; crude oil transportation system; weak link of energy utilisation; heating furnace.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEX.2020.109984

International Journal of Exergy, 2020 Vol.33 No.2, pp.129 - 152

Received: 29 Oct 2019
Accepted: 31 Mar 2020

Published online: 18 Sep 2020 *

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