Ministry signs MoU to exploit geothermal energy

14-03-2023 12:36 PM

Ammon News - The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and Harmony Investment Company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Tuesday to explore the potential of harnessing the Risha Gas Field's geothermal energy for power generation and use in industrial operations.

Minister Saleh Kharabsheh and Harmony's CEO Khalil Abu Al-Rubb inked the MoU. The National Petroleum Company (NPC) was also a party to the agreement.

In a statement, Kharabsheh said the deal allows Harmony to study unproductive gas wells in the Risha field and convert them for geothermal energy production.

The minister noted that global expertise will also be leveraged to exploit geothermal energy from abandoned wells by conducting technical, financial, and administrative studies.

Abu Al-Rubb said the project seeks to generate geothermal energy from abandoned gas wells through a closed-loop system.

For his part, NPC's Director-General Mohammed Khasawneh said the targeted area has a very high ground temperature gradient at a depth of 2,500 meters, adding that the NPC will cooperate with Harmony to explore geothermal energy.

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