Chevron Testing Solar-Powered Oil Fields

Solar Power Ninja

By installing 7,700 solar panels generating about 740 kilowatts of electricity – to help power their oil refineries. The power generated by the solar system at the site will be deployed to the local utility grid as well as to Chevron’s oil production complex at the company’s Kern River Field. Or is the oil giant actually trying to do it’s part? ” Government / Industry chevron solar chevron solar oil field

Mexico discovers ‘huge’ oil field

Eco Friendly Daily

Mexican President Vicente Fox has announced the discovery of a new deep-water oil field, which is believed to contain 10bn barrels of crude. The field is in the Gulf of Mexico, and Mexico says it could be bigger than its largest oil field, Cantarell.

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Mexico discovers ‘huge’ oil field

Eco Friendly Daily

Mexican President Vicente Fox has announced the discovery of a new deep-water oil field, which is believed to contain 10bn barrels of crude. The field is in the Gulf of Mexico, and Mexico says it could be bigger than its largest oil field, Cantarell.

Jordan’s Potential First Oil Field For the People

Green Prophet

This man is paddling trash out of a polluted water body in the Jordanian city Azraq, which is believed to have one million barrels of oil. Oil for the five year gap. Oil for the people. Business & Politics Energy oil resource curse

GlassPoint Solar Wins Huge Middle East Oil Field Contract

Green Prophet

Last November, Rod MacGregor, the CEO of innovative GlassPoint Solar approached oil drillers in the Middle East to offer Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) using solar, and returned with no orders. And then oil drillers. It Must be Peak Oil Driving Saudis to Solar.

Ecuador to begin Drilling Amazon Oil Field

Celsias

President Rafael Correa’s announcement to begin drilling for oil was immediately met by resistance by the Ecuadorian people, who took to the streets in numbers to meet Mr. Correa’s announcement in full voice.

Scientists Find Mega-Oil Field. 1,300 Light Years Away

Celsias

Scientists have found an oil field which contains 200 times more hydrocarbons than there is water on the whole of the Earth. Time to wave peak oil goodbye forever … but before you do I should probably inform you of the tiny hiccup in any plan to develop this oil field.

Solar Bright Spot

Blue Earth

With many of California oil fields in decline, they are requiring steam to extract the last parts of oil out of the rock. BrightSource makes steam by pointing a field of mirrors up at the top of a 300 ft tower.

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Conoco Reports Christmas Oil Spill In Alaska

Eco Friendly Daily

On December 25, 2008, a corroded water-injection pipeline in the Kuparuk oil field of Conoco broke and let loose approximately 95,000 gallons of oil-laced water. Production on North America’s second largest oil field was not effected or slowed in any way due to the spill.

Chevron Using Solar Power To Pump Oil

Solar Power Ninja

The steam can then be used to turn a turbine and produce electricity or pumped down a well to loosen heavy oils. The plant slated for the Coalinga Oil Field near Fresno will employ at least 3,000 mirrors to concentrate light on a more than 300-foot tower with water inside. Currently, oil companies like Chevron will usually burn natural gas to produce the steam necessary to get the oil going, and that method probably still be used at night and part of the day.

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OPEC Countries Seek “Developing Nation” Funds to Capture CO2

Green Prophet

Oil giants are looking into CCS to cut greenhouse gases. Sequestering CO2 in the ground is being looked at by three Middle Eastern countries, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE that lead the world in production of greenhouse gases from oil production.

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Look Out Germany! Saudi Arabia to Overtake You as Solar World Leader

Green Prophet

Solar is an exciting time in MENA, we are where the oil industry used to be in the 1940’s and 50’s’ said Vahid Fouthi, Director of North Africa & Middle East at BP Solar. Saudi Arabia to Replace Oil with Sun Power for Desalination Plants.

How has Oil Performed During the COVID-19 Crisis?

Green Prophet

Khaled al Otaiby, an official of the Saudi oil company Aramco watches progress at a rig at the al-Howta oil field near Howta, Saudi Arabia, on Feb. The US is the world’s largest consumer of oil, ingesting approximately 20-million barrels a day. Energy oil

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California Company Builds Solar-Enhanced Oil Recovery Plant in Mid East

Celsias

The company is currently building the first solar-enhanced oil recovery (EOR) plant in Oman in the Middle East. The company’s solar steam technology will use solar power to generate steam to boost production of oil from aging oil fields.

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EPA Temporarily Disbars BP US Operations

Celsias

This may prove to be a move that could ultimately cost the company billions in revenue and could end its drilling in federally controlled oil fields. The U.S.

Israel’s Petroleum Council Adds Environment Reps

Green Prophet

Meged oil field, in Israel. Business & Politics Energy Israel natural gas natural resources oil Oil exploration oil industryLast week two environmental representatives were added to Israel’s Petroleum Council, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Oil Industry Investigates Ormat Success Turning Waste Water into Energy

Green Prophet

Every barrel of oil co-produces 10 barrels of waste fluids hot enough to make energy. Towards the end of the life of an oil field or a natural gas field, the operating cost of managing the waste water is the main reason why fields are shut down, wells are plugged and abandoned.

What are the Health Costs of Israeli Energy Security?

Green Prophet

Last Tuesday, the consortium behind the Leviathan gas production facility declared “an historic turning point in the history of the Israeli economy” when – a decade after its discovery – the enormous offshore natural gas field started production.

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“The Bill of Wrongs” Released By Absolute Rights Reports

Green (Living) Review

The Bill of Wrongs” begins the report with the full story on the 24 billion barrels of the Bakken oil reserve fields of Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota, that can help the survival of America’s economy, by doubling America’s proven oil reserves.

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Israel to Drill for Oil in Underwater Nature Reserve Illuminates Schizophrenic Government Policies

Green Prophet

An absurd situation where one ministry approves the marine reserve and and another gives a license for oil drilling. The company that will do the proposed drilling at the site called Gabriela hopes to locate a commercially viable oil field.

Should you consider investing in oil in 2019?

Green Prophet

Khaled al Otaiby, an official of the Saudi oil company Aramco watches progress at a rig at the al-Howta oil field near Howta, Saudi Arabia, on Feb. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Abhu Dabi National Oil Co. There are several routes to investing in oil. Buy oil.

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Donors to Pay Ecuador to Keep Oil Underground

Green Living Ideas

Ecuador is pioneering the use of a fund to preserve Ecuador's rain forest above an approximately one billion barrel oil field in the Yasuni National Park, permanently foregoing extraction of fossil fuels from the park. Donors to Pay Ecuador to Keep Oil Underground from Green Living Ideas ]. Here's a novel and timely use of Trust Funds.

Say Goodbye To Cheap Oil (if you didn’t already know…)

Eco Friendly Daily

While many people are celebrating the fact that oil has decreased in price, and with it the price of gas, it turns out this may only be the calm before the storm. Looks like the sun is setting on our oil-fueled empire.

BP Commences Oil Extraction in Egypt’s Gulf of Suez

Green Prophet

Oil from a previously unexploited field in Egypt’s Gulf of Suez is now flowing, BP announced on Tuesday. BP has commenced oil extraction from a dormant field in the Gulf of Suez, Bikya Masr reports. More on BP and Oil: New Oil Slick in Red Sea Threatens Coral Reefs.

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Terra Nex to Help Oman Build its own Solar Supply Chain

Green Prophet

GlassPoint Solar Wins Huge Middle East Oil Field Contract ). Related stories: GlassPoint Solar Wins Huge Middle East Oil Field Contract. It Must be Peak Oil Driving Saudis to Solar. Fossil-fueled til 2004, Oman is now making bold moves into solar.

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Oil Trainspotting, Part 2

Sightline Daily

Two weeks ago, we called on northwesterners to start tracking oil train movements as they pass through local communities. It looks like people are responding to the call: our first oil trainspotting video comes from Everett , and it’s up on Facebook.

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Renewable Energy Vital For Jordan & Lebanon’s Future

Green Prophet

Whilst the Middle East may be known worldwide for its oil, many nations are now starting to look to renewables for a sustainable source of energy. Jordan’s Potential First Oil Field For The People.

Super-green Masdar Headquarters Design Awarded to Brookfield Multiplex

Green Prophet

The Australian firm was awarded the contract to design and construct the seven story building in the Gulf nation, which will feature a whopping 344,445 square feet of interior space and a massive rooftop photovoltaic system that will make oil fields weep.

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Whatever Happened to Peak Oil?

Nature Conservancy - Science

About 10 years ago, discussions of peak oil were everywhere. Peak oil was a cover story in Newsweek and National Geographic. When would the production of oil from the Earth’s crust begin to drop and fail to keep up with rising demand, particularly from the developing world?

An example of the dangers of an unregulated extractive monopoly

Environmental Economics

From the New York Times : For seven decades, Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned oil monopoly and a mainstay of the government’s revenue, regulated itself — which is a polite way of saying it could do pretty much as it pleased. The Mexican government relies on Pemex oil revenue from wells like these in Veracruz for as much as 40 percent of its budget. The company’s safety procedures went largely unscrutinized as it joined the oil majors drilling in deepwater areas of the Gulf of Mexico.

GlassPoint Uses Solar Mirrors to Loosen Dirty Oil in Oman

Green Prophet

But instead this to drive a turbine and generate clean energy, the steam is injected underground with a high pressure system to loosen up and thin oil so that it can be extracted more efficiently. Cleantech, Science & Technology clean tech CSP GlassPoint Solar oil Solar Energy

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Linda Hufford: A Rehabber Comments on “Collecting” Rare Birds

10,000 Birds

A number of years ago I was granted the privilege of flying into the Kuparuk Oil Field, above the Arctic Circle in the remote regions of the North Slope Borough in Alaska. This week’s guest blog was written by Linda Hufford, who has been a wildlife rehabilitator specializing in raptors for over twenty years. She runs Birds of Texas Rehabilitation Center in Austin County, Texas.

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Flex Fuel, why is America refusing and stalling growing it’s oil in the backyeard?

Eco Friendly Daily

Such a plan would be a an amazing boom to the US economy, creating a huge market for farmers to grow crops such as corn and sugar (used to make ethanol) as well as decreasing America’s reliance on foreign oil, he put forth.

America’s Top Dirtiest Cities

Eco Friendly Daily

Bakerfield has a population of 800,000, and because it’s surrounded by the San Joaquin Valley oil fields, the atmosphere has year-round pollution. You can’t get away from pollution no matter where you live.

Saudi Options Narrow With Peak Water

Green Prophet

But it’s not that cliche of oil-rich extravagance you might imagine (“ Dubai Gets Frozen Air From Europe! It now faces “peak water&# , a far more serious threat to its economy than peak oil. Oil Industry Investigates Ormat Success Turning Waste Water into Energy.

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Why Did the Saudis Just Go Big in Solar? Oil Prices.

Green Prophet

Saudi Arabia will save an estimated 690,000 barrels of oil a day by investing in renewables. Oil prices are high. With rapidly growing electricity demand, Saudi Arabia is the largest oil consumer in the Middle East.

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Dream green awards for oil companies

Green Prophet

Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil and gas producer and most valuable company estimated at $10 trillion USD, pockets three of the six environmental awards during the 2014 Offshore Arabia Conference & Exhibition , in Dubai.

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Weekend Reading 6/26/15

Sightline Daily

I recommend this PBS Newshour special on “ Why North Dakota Oil Fields are so Deadly for Workers.” Kristin. Two of may favorite things recently came together: Tim Urban of WaitButWhy and Elon Musk, of, you know, the future of humanity. Tim has now written about Musk , and Tesla (warning, this article is seriously a small book), solar energy , and hyperloop. HYPERLOOP!

Desertec Plans Get Boosts from MENA and EU Renewable Policies

Green Prophet

We don’t have the situation like you have in the US, where you have this Koch brothers ,” Untersteller told the Center for American Progress, referring to the disinformation campaign by the heirs to the $50 billion Koch Industries oil fortune that has impeded US climate policy.

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Flex Fuel, why is America refusing and stalling growing it’s oil in the backyeard?

Eco Friendly Daily

Such a plan would be a an amazing boom to the US economy, creating a huge market for farmers to grow crops such as corn and sugar (used to make ethanol) as well as decreasing America’s reliance on foreign oil, he put forth.

Airlight Energy Brings CSP to Morocco from Switzerland

Green Prophet

CSP for industrial use is becoming more common in the MENA region as the oil age draws to a close. The Saudis are pioneering CSP in oil fields to extract oil , for example. A cement plant in Morocco will switch on sunshine from Switzerland this year.

Abu Dhabi’s $32 billion TAQA Adds Clean Energy Division

Green Prophet

Its current two dirty power divisions operate power plants in Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, India, Canada and the US, but TAQA raised eyebrows last year when it unloaded some Canadian oil fields last year.

Iraqi Kurdistan Starts Independent Crude Oil Sales, Defying Baghdad

Green Prophet

Turkey has been importing condensate from the Khor Mor gas field in Iraqi Kurdistan since October, with daily shipments now reaching 15,000 barrels. At that time, it was reported that the KRG hoped to begin directly shipping crude oil to Turkey by August 2013.

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