HSE Now Article Company Looks to Solar Power To Help Run Oil Production

The Associated Press


E&B Natural Resources Management, an independent oil and gas company based in California, is investing in solar electricity to help run its oil-production activities in Santa Barbara and Kern counties. E&B’s solar initiative will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from the two projects. In total, this will result in a combined carbon dioxide emissions reduction of more than 700,000 metric tons over the 20-year life of the projects. An integrated solar oilfield operation consisting of a 23 MW direct-current (DC) photovoltaic facility generating electricity will be constructed at the Poso Creek oil field in Kern County, which is co-owned by E&B and Grade 6 Oil. This solar energy will displace traditional utility-supplied electricity, therefore reducing greenhouse gas and other emissions.