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International Conference on Innovative Applied Energy    

E-Proceedings ISBN: 978-1-912532-05-6

14-15 March 2019, Oxford, United Kingdom



Improving Oil and Gas Operations by Integration of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in a Sustainable Manner



Khalid Al-Khori, Yusuf Bicer and Muammer Koc

Hamad bin Khalifa University, Education City, Doha, Qatar


Paper Abstract

Oil and gas operations constitute a significant portion of harmful greenhouse gas emissions leading significant environmental impacts as almost 80% of worldwide energy source is from fossil fuels, which is the main contributor to the climate change and global warming.  The emissions in oil/gas operations can be reduced by enabling an effective integration, smarter utilization of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) systems at different scales and point-of-use with an overall system efficiency improvement. This study will highlight the area of improvement for energy and power production, conversion and consumption processes and technologies in oil and gas plant and presents the opportunities where SOFCs can be used in order to convert pollutant oil & gas operations into sustainable and clean processes supported by a technical-economic analysis. 

Paper Keywords
Efficiency; emissions; flare gas; fuel; natural gas; SOFC; techno-economic.
Corresponding author Biography
“Khalid Al-Khori has total experience of 20 years in Oil & Gas Field. He started his carrier as PCS engineer in QP-Refinery and led the automation discipline in various projects in Qatar Petroleum before joining Dolphin Energy in 2010. Currently, he is the Director of Engineering at Dolphin Energy. Khalid has a Bs. degree of science in Electrical Engineering from University of Miami, Florida; holds an EMBA from HEC Paris in energy and he is a PhD candidate in the Sustainable Energy PhD program at Hamad bin Khalifa University since 2016. His research focus on the integration of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) into oil and gas processing industries to increase overall efficiency, reduce emissions, enhance cost-effectiveness and increase domestic innovative technology development and integration. His unique case combines the two world of industry and academia to find novel and locally developed solutions to energy challenges in Qatar and achieve Qatar National Vision 2030 goals.”

The International Conference on Innovative Applied Energy (IAPE’18)