An improved MILP model for scheduling crude oil unloading, storage and processing

Aminu A. Hamisua, Stephen Kabantiokb and Meihong Wangc,    aProcess systems Engineering Group, School of Engineering, Cranfield University, MK43 0AL, UK, bWarri Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited, P.M.B. 44, Effurun, Nigeria, cSchool of Engineering, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX, UK, Corresponding author. Tel: +44(0) 1482 466688; Email:


Developing a methodology for short-term crude oil unloading, tank inventory management, and CDU charging schedule using mixed integer linear programming (MILP) model has been a serious challenge. This paper is an improvement to the previous work reported by Lee et al. (1996) and aims ...

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