Dec 10 2011
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General Electric Regional General Manager Discusses the Future of Gas Flaring in the Middle East
GE in the Middle East has a strong focus on infrastructure development and tackling major challenges such as cleaner energy and water scarcity. They have established their presence in the region especially in relation to gas flaring reduction.
The Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership estimates that at least 150 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas is flared or wasted every year out of which, the Middle East and North Africa account for 50 bcm with obvious environmental consequences.
Sami Kamel, General Manager, Regional Marketing, Middle East and Africa for GE said: "GE Energy has a long track record in working with governments and national and international oil and gas companies on gas flaring reduction. We have executed several projects and established intimate knowledge of this high-specialty sector and gained solid experience in identifying, structuring and developing power generation projects based on gas flaring reduction."
The Jenbacher gas engines in addition have enabled companies to generate electricity and heating on-site sparing the cost of diesel deliveries to remote areas. In addition, the engines provide an excellent way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, resulting from the consumption of diesel fuel.
"With climate change mitigation now high on top of the agenda of many national governments, we are seeing increasing commitment from governments to reduce gas flaring," said Kamel. "At the same time, a number of national oil and gas companies are working with in emerging markets have set quantifiable targets for gas flaring reduction as they are becoming more efficient in managing their natural resources through utilizing gas flaring in order to achieve additional economical benefits."
On being asked how operating teams involved in gas flaring get the buy in of their management, Kamel replied: "Capturing and utilizing flared gas is at the end of the day an investment decision. Teams operating on gas flare would need to build the business case for such projects, conduct the appropriate techno-economic analysis, looking at the power generation dynamics within the gas flaring site in order to highlight the economic, environmental and other ancillary benefits that can be gained from doing a gas flare reduction project."
GE's presentation at the Gas Flaring Reduction Day at the Gas Arabia Summit 2011 in Oman focuses on various operational, economic and environmental benefits of using Jenbacher gas engines for generating power through utilizing gas flare. A number of case studies from different parts of the world will also be presented to demonstrate how these projects are actually done in the field under different site conditions.
The Gas Arabia Summit 2011 will take place at the Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Muscat, Oman from 11 - 14 December 2011.
For more information on GE and their versatile engines, please visit: www.gejenbacher.com.
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