Translated as 'mirror' in Arabic, Miraah is a proposed 1,021MW solar thermal facility to be located in South Oman, and expected to be one of the world's biggest solar plants. Construction of the plant commenced in October 2015, while operations are scheduled to begin in August 2017. The thermal energy [...]
Kuwait is currently finalizing tender terms for a CSP steam production plant at a heavy crude oilfield operated by the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). The state-owned operator plans to use solar steam for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) to reduce natural gas consumption and free up domestic hydrocarbon resources for export, [...]
Replacing gas with sunshine for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) is a cost-effective solution. This is the key message of US-based company Glasspoint, which has mobilised the biggest investment ever in a solar steam-producing unit in Oman. State-owned Petroleum Development Oman is building a concentrating solar thermal collector field called [...]
GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar to the oil and gas industry, is showcasing its proven solar technology that generates steam for heavy oil production at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition 2016 in Kuwait. In addition to being a gold sponsor of the conference and a major [...]
An historic pact on Climate Change signed by 195 countries during the last COP 21 in Paris 2015 established elements to deal with emission reductions and global temperature rise, which will take effect by 2020. Therefore, renewable energy sources are essential to reach these new targets, like the world area's [...]
Kuwait is exploring renewable energy-enhanced oil recovery techniques, mainly from concentrated solar power, to slash import bills. Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) said it was in discussions with companies to use concentrated solar power to extract oil as the Opec member country looks for alternative methods to maximise production at a [...]
One gigawatt concentrating solar thermal project for oil production establishes oil industry as the next major market for solar energy.
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) would build the Middle East's largest solar power plant in a $600 million deal with California's GlassPoint Solar to reduce pressure on its natural gas reserves.
Miraah (meaning mirror in Arabic) will be a 1,021 megawatt solar thermal facility in south Oman, harnessing the sun’s rays to produce steam.
GlassPoint is the leading provider of solar steam generators to the oil and gas industry for applications such as Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR).
The solar EOR project substantially reduces consumption of natural gas in EOR projects, which can be diverted for priority areas such as power generation, industrial projects and liquefied natural gas projects for export
Oman could emerge as a regional leader in concentrated solar power (CSP) technology after Middle East's first solar enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project at PDO’s Amal West field in southern Oman became a success.
The GTM Research forecasts 802 megawatts of Concentrating Solar Power for 2013, including Abengoa’s 280-megawatt Solana Generating Station with storage.