ChampionX to work with Cemvita subsidiary on hydrogen production from depleted oil wells

A Cemvita subsidiary has partnered with oil and gas services firm ChampionX to carry out field trials for a technology that uses microorganisms to extract hydrogen from depleted oil reservoirs.

Houston-based Gold H2 said its subsurface microbiology solutions use the microorganisms to enable in-situ hydrogen production from depleted or uneconomical oil reservoirs, which it calls “Gold Hydrogen™.”

The production technology uses biological processes to convert left over hydrocarbons from subsurface wells into usable hydrogen while capturing and storing CO2.

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