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World Oil Refining, Logistics, and Demand Model (WORLD)

Description:

The WORLD model is a linear programming model which simulates the operation of the worldwide petroleum industry based on user-specified assumptions regarding the time horizon and scenario of interest. The WORLD model simulates regional effects. Insights at the level of individual countries or refinery type can be obtained, but only where the model has been appropriately disaggregated.

Last Model Update:

December 2000

Part of Another Model?

No

Sponsor:

  • Office: Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting
  • Division: International, Economic, and Greenhouse Gases Division
  • Model Contact: Dan Butler
  • Telephone: (202) 586-9503
  • E-Mail Address: George.Butler@eia.doe.gov

Documentation:

Energy Information Administration, WORLD Oil Refining Logistics Demand Model, DOE/EIA-M058
(Washington, DC, March 1994)
http://www.eia.gov/FTPROOT/modeldoc/m05894.pdf.

Archive Media and Installation Manual(s):

See Integrating Module of the National Energy Modeling System.

Coverage:

  • Geographic: Regional Disaggregation
    • Representation of the world's major regions with flexibility to redefine regions to meet specific needs
    • Flexibility to create refining subregions, e.g., to distinguish different classes of refiners
  • Time Unit/Frequency: Annual through 2020
  • Product(s): Crude oils and refined products
  • Economic Sector(s): Petroleum refining and transportation.

Modeling Features:

  • Model Structure: WORLD is a linear programming model which simulates the operation of the world-wide petroleum industry based on user-specified assumptions regarding the time horizon and scenario of interest
  • Modeling Technique: Linear programming
  • Special Features: None.

Non-DOE Input Sources:

Various industry sources for refinery processes, crude oil assays, and refined product specifications.

  • Oil and Gas Journal
  • IEA/OECD, Quarterly and annual statistics on OECD Nations but also numerous other countries
  • UN, mainly for third world countries
    • Crude supply and product demand data
  • Hydrocarbon Processing
  • NPRA, API, and NPC data.

DOE Data Input Sources:

Energy Information Administration, International Energy Annual, DOE/EIA-0219 (Washington, DC, annually)

  • Petroleum Supply Annual
  • International Energy Annual, Annual Energy Outlook, International Energy Outlook
    • Crude supply and product demand data.

Computing Environment:

See Integrating Module of the National Energy Modeling System.