GlassPoint Solar gets Royal Dutch Shell boost San Francisco Chronicle Copyright 2012 San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 11:43 a.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2012 GlassPoint Solar's technology generates high-pressure steam to heat oil underground, helping it flow to the surface. In addition to Shell, other series B investors include RockPort Capital, Nth Power and Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital. In October, the company finished construction on one of its systems in Oman, working with a joint venture that includes Shell, French oil giant Total and the Oman government. Typically, they use boilers fired by natural gas to generate the steam. [...] Oman, perched on the eastern shore of the Arabian Peninsula, doesn't have much natural gas.