GHD has been engaged by leading natural gas supplier Santos to deliver a concept study on a hydrogen future for the Cooper Basin in South Australia.
The study will investigate how natural gas can be de-carbonised at its source to make “zero-emissions” or “blue” hydrogen. The carbon dioxide produced as a result can then be safely and permanently captured and stored in the same geological formations that the gas came from.
Ashley Wright, GHD’s CEO, said, “We are committed to supporting our clients through the global energy transition. We believe hydrogen could play a significant role in decarbonising industries and this project is a potential game-changer for the gas sector. We are proud to partner with Santos on this project, which draws on our hydrogen experience across Australia and globally.”
“The Cooper Basin hydrogen concept study builds on our progress towards the 1.7 million tonne Cooper Basin Carbon Capture and Storage Project for which Santos is targeting a final investment decision later this year,” said Kevin Gallagher, Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
“Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the fastest and most efficient route to a hydrogen economy, using less water, de-carbonising natural gas at its source and eliminating Scope 3 emissions.”
Santos and GHD aim to complete the concept study by the end of 2020.
GHD is at the leading edge of more than 25 projects spanning hydrogen production, storage and application in industries such as gas, ammonia, power generation and transportation.
To read more about GHD’s hydrogen experience, visit: www.ghd.com/hydrogen