SLB is collaborating with Oman’s Ministry of Power and Minerals and the Oman Funding Authority in constructing a nationwide technique to develop the potential of Oman’s geothermal sources
This announcement follows the completion of an in depth mission to guage knowledge from greater than 7,000 oil, gasoline and water wells, with the target of mapping ultimate spots for geothermal prospects within the nation. Commissioned by the Omani authorities, the SLB consultants assessed floor, subsurface and nicely knowledge from the nationwide knowledge repository over a three-month interval.
“Geothermal is among the world’s most promising clear power sources, and it has an important function to play in reaching internet zero targets,” mentioned Gavin Rennick, president of SLB’s New Power enterprise. “Utilizing digital know-how options to evaluate geothermal useful resource potential can speed up prospectivity evaluation and, in the end, the supply and efficiency of geothermal installations. We’re excited to work with the Ministry of Power and Minerals and the Oman Funding Authority to discover decarbonisation pathways for Oman.”
Within the preliminary part of the collaboration, SLB’s GeothermEx multidisciplinary geothermal consulting staff used a proprietary AI answer to expedite evaluation, sorting, and analysis of the massive quantity of knowledge from the Oman Oil & Fuel Information Repository, and delivered a complete evaluation of Oman’s geothermal potential. The subsequent part will embody evaluation of the financial feasibility of the event of potential geothermal sources.
“This collaboration between the Ministry of Power and Minerals, Oman Funding Authority and SLB is in step with Oman’s efforts to decarbonise the power sector, obtain its internet zero purpose, and implement Oman Imaginative and prescient 2040. Constructing on present nation knowledge and infrastructure, this collaboration will create alternatives by utilising the newest applied sciences within the subject of geothermal exploration and ramp up actions in Oman’s clear power stream. We’re glad to work with SLB given the in depth world expertise on this subject,” mentioned HE Salim Al Aufi, the Omani Minister of Power and Minerals.