Renewable energy sources in focus
16 Jun 2013

Muscat: The Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) projects utilise huge amounts of energy in its operations and, therefore, it is important to consider using renewable energy sources.  Producing steam for thermal EOR requires large amounts of natural gas. Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is a pioneer in using new technologies for EOR projects.

Hence, the PDO considered using solar energy to produce at least part of that steam for the Amal West pilot project, which is already commissioned, said Dr Syham Bentouati, who heads the New Technology Implementation division of PDO.

 

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