OPES Q&A Series

Blake Gendron

Vice President of Investor Relations and ESG IMPACT

Gulf Energy

OPES Q&A Series with Gulf Energy

In our operations, Gulf Energy is embracing renewable energy generation across a number of key operating assets, including the most recent 500kWp solar installation on our base in Habshan, UAE. Externally, and perhaps more impactfully, the evolution of our ESG Impact Segment portfolio of decarbonization technologies help us support our customers in Produced Water Treatment, Flare & Methane Abatement, Emissions Detection, and Heat Capture. In Saudi Arabia, for instance, we have deployed a Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) solution to create a Circular Water Economy by treating & recycling high-salinity produced water for use in completion operations. In Oman, we collaborated with a large, multinational energy producer to install the first AI-based continuous monitoring platform for Greenhouse Gas emissions & leak detection, unlocking a new horizon for more accurate quantification of Scope 1 emissions.

In addition to building out the ‘toolbox’ of ESG Impact Segment technologies described above, which allow the Company to import unique decarbonization solutions rapidly into Oman, Gulf Energy is also striving to develop its personnel & teams in a wide range of New Energy skillsets. This is done through partnerships, and through the hiring of young Omani engineers to become experts in areas such as CCUS, Hydrogen, Renewables, and other New Energy domains. Ultimately, the goal is to domicile both technology & human capital/expertise in Oman, so that the country can build a more sustainable future from the inside-out.  

Gulf Energy is proud to have recently commissioned the first, cutting-edge HIROX/CIF oilfield brine plant in the Middle East, replacing our existing conventional brine plant. This technology works by taking nearby unusable salty water, removing the heavy contaminants through continuous ion filtration, and delivering at-spec brine to our large IOC customer in Iraq. The HIROX/CIF eliminates the consumption of freshwater from far away industrial RO plants, saving this water for community consumption, and also eliminates the need to truck salt over long distances. The plant reduces water waste by 95% and lowers the carbon intensity of brine production by an estimated 70%. 

 Advancement of the energy industry, particularly in the areas of water stewardship and decarbonization, require a multi-stakeholder approach. OPES is a unique platform that brings together industry stakeholders across the value chain to engage in these important showcases and discussions.