+44 (0)24 7671 8970
More publications     •     Advertise with us     •     Contact us
News Article

SEG plans to convert remote oil and gas fields to solar power


SEG, one of the largest oil and gas companies in Uzbekistan, has announced it plans to transfer electricity provision to its oil and gas training site in Karshi, to renewable energy sources - specifically solar power.

To date, 44 solar panels have been installed at the site, which together will generate up to 8KW of electricity. This power generation will cover all equipment use at the training site, which is used as part of SEG’s education and training programmes for new employees.

Post-completion of the pilot project and data analysis, SEG will make a further strategic decision on equipping its other remote oil and gas fields with solar panels. This could involve up to 15 more fields being reconfigured to solar power, and to use the automated operational dispatch control (ASODU) system.

It is envisaged that the fields could become fully energy-independent and protected from conditions such as heavy winds and sandstorms, which can sometimes disrupt power supplies as overhead power lines become damaged.

Sergey Ryabov, Chief Engineer of SEG, said:

“Uzbekistan is one of the sunniest countries in the world. It makes much sense to use this natural advantage to provide electricity, and we have deliberately chosen the Karshi training ground for the pilot project. Training at the site takes place during daylight hours - when solar generation is at its optimum. This means we can avoid using batteries at their maximum, and ensure the site’s continued operations. We plan full-scale pilot tests of a solar power plant at the training site, following which we can determine the potential wider use of solar panels at SEG’s other production sites.

“We have two options for electricity provision at our remote sites. We can either use petroleum gas, or the energy of the sun. The relatively low cost of solar panels is offset by the cost of restoring electricity when power lines are damaged by weather events. With solar power, we can achieve around-the-clock and trouble-free power for the company's fields - in line with the state’s program to improve the efficiency of oil production.”

Commissioning of the solar station at the training site is scheduled for this month (October). Further activities for the transition to renewable energy sources at the sites will be carried out by SEG in early 2023.

ENVIRIA secures financing facility in the double-digit million euro range
k-Space Launches Its Newest Thin Film Metrology Solution
Ingeteam signs a supply agreement for almost 500 MW of photovoltaics in Spain with Matrix Renewables
Enphase Expands IQ8 Microinverter Deployments in Netherlands
Masdar to Develop 5 GW of Renewable Energy Projects
Streamlining planning and permitting can accelerate wind and solar development
Fluke Calibration launches new 5560A High-Performance Multi-Product Calibrator
Ingeteam, record new orders for operation and maintenance in 2022
UK solar innovator Naked Energy continues European expansion
Qcells to invest $2.5B to build complete US solar supply chain
Vicinity Centres and Enel X enter joint venture agreement
Sonnedix acquires a 300MW solar PV portfolio from Lightsource bp
L&G NTR Clean Power Fund Acquires Three Solar Projects in Spain
Using sensor technology to protect vulnerable regions
BayWa r.e. supports Schaeffler Group's sustainability goals through sale of solar park
BayWa r.e. supports Schaeffler Group's sustainability goals through sale of solar park
3D-Micromac and Schott join forces
Octopus Energy acquires Zestec Renewable Energy
Midsummer signs four LOI’s for 224 MW of thin film panels
ib vogt starts construction on 149 MWp project in Spain
NTR achieves commercial operation at 86MW Norra Vedbo Wind Farm
Atomically-thin ribbons can dramatically improve batteries
k-Space Glass Breakage Detection System for Glass and Solar Panels Also Verifies Color
Business Rating Revaluation for England & Wales could have a big impact on solar
Veolia awarded £27 million contract to cut carbon and energy costs for NHS
ib vogt completes 116 MWp Solar Project in Malaysia
Masdar Acquires Arlington Energy
Hitachi Energy hands over North Sea Link, the first interconnector between Norway and the UK
ENCAVIS finances two solar parks in Denmark
Octopus Energy enters Italian generation market
Otovo creates 100 million euros in customer savings in Q3
Maxeon Solar Expands its SunPower One Ecosystem to EV Charging

Search the news archive

To close this popup you can press escape or click the close icon.
Register - Step 1

You may choose to subscribe to the Solar + Power Magazine, the Solar + Power Newsletter, or both. You may also request additional information if required, before submitting your application.

Please subscribe me to:


You chose the industry type of "Other"

Please enter the industry that you work in:
Please enter the industry that you work in: