Miraah, GlassPoint's $600 million 1 GW thermal solar EOR project is about to begin generating steam at 300 °C to flush out heavy oil from Oman's Amal oil field for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) the Sultanate's largest hydrocarbons producer. Unlike other CSP developers who leverage the heat of the sun [...]
Kuwait is currently finalizing tender terms for a solar CSP EOR plant of capacity up to 100 MWth at Ratqa oilfield, and to launch the tender later this year. Industry sources say that some 11 CSP companies have pre-qualified to bid on the tender. Click to read the news [...]
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 [...]
In a vast area on the western edge of Kern County oil derrick’s dot the land. A network of pipes and production plants fill the backdrop of snowcapped mountains. And in the middle of those familiar signs of oil production, a building that may look out of place, but [...]
As oil giant Petroleum Development Oman and solar start-up Glasspoint prepare to build the world’s largest solar farm to provide power for an oilfield in the Middle East, we ask whether this marks the beginning of a new, greener era for the oil and gas sector. Oil giant Petroleum Development [...]
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 [...]
GlassPoint brings to ADIPEC a chance to experience a 3D Virtual Reality tour of Miraah Concentrated Solar Power plant
GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar to the oil and gas industry, is demonstrating its proven solar technology at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC). Exhibiting alongside its global partner Royal Dutch Shell, GlassPoint is giving visitors a chance to experience a virtual reality tour of [...]
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 [...]
Oman’s plans to set up the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power plant at its Amal field has prompted interest from Solarlite CSP Technology.
One gigawatt concentrating solar thermal project for oil production establishes oil industry as the next major market for solar energy.