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 [...]
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 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 [...]
GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar to the oil and gas industry, recently participated in the SolarPACES 2016 Conference that was held in Abu Dhabi. GlassPoint took home the “Technology Innovation Award” for its enclosed trough technology, which is being deployed at gigawatt scale on an oilfield in the Oman [...]
GlassPoint Solar, the leading supplier of solar to the oil and gas industry, is showcasing its proven solar steam generating technology at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (SPE ATCE), taking place this week in Dubai at the World Trade Center. GlassPoint’s solar energy solution helps [...]
GlassPoint Solar, a leading supplier of solar to the oil and gas industry, was recently honoured at the Middle East & North Africa Solar Conference and Expo 2016 (Menasol) held in Dubai, UAE. GlassPoint Solar received the title of ‘CSP Technology Innovation for Middle East and North Africa (Mena)’ for [...]
Low crude oil prices have driven oilfield operators to consider CSP enhanced oil recovery (EOR) as a way of reducing production costs, John O'Donnell, vice president of business development at GlassPoint Solar, told CSP Today. Oil prices fluctuated between $28 and $42 per barrel in the first quarter of this [...]
In the desert in the south of Oman, solar steam is cheaper than gas-produced one. State-owned Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) commissioned Californian Glasspoint to install the world’s largest solar steam producing plant, Miraah, next to the Amal West oilfield. Construction of the concentrating solar thermal collector field of 1 GWth [...]
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.
Unlike all other concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies, GlassPoint seals the mirrors and other vulnerable components inside a glasshouse.
Oman’s Concentrated Solar Power drive draws German interest 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. Dr Joachim Kruger, managing director at Solarlite, recently visited Muscat to highlight the benefits of direct steam generation in [...]