Tony Minoru Tamura Lopes

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Pipeline network systems are considered the major option for transporting petroleum derivatives from refineries to local markets, in view of their many economic and environmental advantages. This article deals with a large real-world pipeline system planning and scheduling problem, in which different products should be transported in a pipeline network in(More)
Brazilian petrobras is one of the world largest oil companies. Recurrently, it faces a very difficult planning and scheduling problem: how to operate a large pipeline network in order to adequately transport oil derivatives and biofuels from refineries to local markets. In spite of being more economical and environmentally safer, the use of a complex(More)
A set of oil derivative distribution depots, including refineries and terminals, have local demands and productions for different products in a given time horizon. However, in a certain period there may be not enough local stock of some product to satisfy the corresponding demand. This brings the need for transportation of oil derivatives through a network(More)
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