JOURNAL: A review of analogue case studies relevant to large-scale underground hydrogen storage

Summary

Authors:

Nikolaos Diamantakis
Anna Peecock
Omid Shahrokhi
Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu
John M. Andresen

Heriot-Watt University
University of Aberdeen

A review of analogue case studies relevant to large-scale underground hydrogen storage

Energy Reports

June 2024

This study offers insight into anticipated challenges for underground hydrogen storage. Drawing on analogue case studies, it examines leakage pathways, hydrogen reactivity, and containment security. By identifying technical parameters impacting storage containment security, efficiency, and hydrogen reactivity, the study develops high-level and site-specific screening criteria. Applying these criteria, it identifies thirty-two depleted offshore hydrocarbon reservoirs in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) as potential storage formations. The research highlights the widespread geographic availability and potential for efficient underground hydrogen storage in the UKCS.