Australian energy company Santos has appointed global professional services firm GHD to conduct a concept study investigating a hydrogen future for the Cooper Basin.
Santos Managing Director and CEO Kevin Gallagher said natural gas can be decarbonised at its source to make zero emission or “blue” hydrogen.
The CO2 produced as a result can then be safely and permanently captured and stored in the same reservoirs that the gas came from.
“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, subject to a CCS methodology being approved for the Emissions Reduction Fund,” Gallagher said.
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