Alternative Fuels

GlassPoint plans solar-powered EOR expansion

GlassPoint plans to use solar-generated steam to enhance oil recovery in the Middle East, its VP of product development tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily GlassPoint plans to use solar-generated steam to enhance oil recovery in the Middle East, its VP of product development tells Interfax Natural Gas Daily.
By Verity Ratcliffe 4 December 2017 0 28593
Mirrors at the Miraah concentrated solar power project for EOR, Oman. (GlassPoint)

California-based solar power company GlassPoint commissioned the first stage of its Miraah project in Oman last month. When complete, the project will generate 6,000 tons per day of steam for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) at the Amal West oilfield, cutting gas consumption at the field by around 30%. 

Marwan Chaar, GlassPoint’s vice president of project development, told Interfax Natural Gas Daily about the technology’s gas-saving potential.

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