Hydrogen is expected to take a leading role in a renewable energy system. Hydrogen gas can be generated in various different ways (and “colours”) but its production will not follow the market demand. Hence, there will be a need of large-scale hydrogen storage in the geological subsurface. This course will deal with the current state of the art of underground gas storage, with the special fluid properties of hydrogen and the existing experience in the field. Also, special attention will be given to policies and regulations for safe operations of underground gas (and hydrogen) storage.
Course Level: Skill Duration: 3 days Instructor: Leonhard Ganzer
Designed for you, if you are...
A petroleum engineer or geoscientist with some experience in the field and interested in underground gas or hydrogen storage
How we build your confidence
The theoretical and practical aspects of underground gas or hydrogen storage are discussed in a group setting preferably face-to-face, or in virtual instructor led sessions along with examples and case histories.
You will be encouraged to engage in discussions based on your experience.
Videos will strengthen your understanding of the theoretical and operational principles.
Working on examples with calculation will support the learning experience.
The benefits from attending
By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
Concepts and principles of underground gas storage with focus on hydrogen and gas mixtures (H2 & natural gas)
Advantages and disadvantages of gas storage in caverns, depleted hydrocarbon fields and aquifers
Potential fluid-fluid and rock-fluid interactions during hydrogen storage in the geological subsurface
Requirements by mining laws/authorities for safe hydrogen storage
The expected role of Hydrogen in a renewable energy system
Geological gas storage types
Terms and definitions related to underground gas and hydrogen storage
Properties of fluids and rocks
Gas and hydrogen storage in caverns
Gas and hydrogen storage in porous rocks
Mining law regulations, policies and requirements for safe storage operations
Challenges and special topics related to hydrogen storage in porous rocks