CC Energy Development (CCED) has started a flare gas-to-power project in its blocks 3 and 4 (Afar and Ghunaim) operations on the east coast of Oman to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and reach a zero gas flaring target by 2027.
CCED, in cooperation with Aggerko, will replace diesel with unutilized associated gas, thereby generating electricity to power various field production assets such as facilities, wells, and camps. This project is expected to result in a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
“Our flare gas-to-power project positively impacts our operational efficiency while lowering our carbon and environmental footprint. We aim to lead by example as both sustainable practices and digital transformation continue to play a key role in the energy industry and beyond. This project will also support us in effectively managing waste resources, and, more importantly, its objectives are aligned with the Oman Vision 2040, of which carbon neutrality and combating climate change are essential components,” said Walter Simpson, the Managing Director at CC Energy Development.
“By leveraging the latest technologies and smart solutions from stakeholders such as Aggreko, we are driving our company towards a major transformation as we adopt more sustainable and low-carbon practices,” Simpson added.
Aggreko, a leading provider of industrial energy solutions, implemented a power solution utilizing cutting-edge gas capture and conversion technologies to decrease gas flaring and transform the flare gas into a more environmentally friendly power source for CCED.
The company is responsible for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of two independent gas power plants within the larger operational framework of CCED’s Blocks 3 and 4, utilizing 33 MW of power at 33 kV.
“Companies are placing a greater focus on sustainable practices and renewable energy sources. We are a trusted partner in flare gas-to-power projects, and CC Energy Development chose to use our power solution to convert flared gas into greener electricity. As a result, we believe this project will pave the way for reducing the quantity of flared gas, cutting greenhouse gas emissions, and converting gas into a more sustainable power source,” said Matt Parker, the Managing Director at Aggreko AMEA.