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Workshop presentations: Hydrogen and the offshore energy system

A workshop for understanding the potential of hydrogen for transforming the offshore energy system took place on 26 June at the 2019 Global Offshore Wind conference.

Numerous drivers are behind the transformation of the offshore energy system, with oil and gas decommissioning, offshore wind expanding rapidly and shipping and ports transforming operations to reduce emissions. The aims of this workshop were:

  • To broaden the understanding of the technical, commercial and policy challenges and barriers to integrating hydrogen into the offshore system to facilitate energy transition
  • To identify opportunities for a programme of whole systems research, demonstration and innovation as well as industry, government and academic collaborators with potential to deliver it.

Read the briefing paper for the workshop, and view the presentations below in pdf format.


The Hydrogen Economy: Current Policy Development and Priorities

Simone Cooper-Searle, Senior Policy Advisor, Hydrogen Economy group, BEIS

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UKCS Cross-Sector Energy Integration: Better Regulation Executive, Regulators’ Pioneer Fund

Sanjoy Sen, Senior Development Engineer, Oil and Gas Authority Pioneer Project (in collaboration with OFGEM and The Crown Estate)

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Hydrogen: Challenges and Opportunities for Offshore Wind and Oil & Gas Integration for Mutual Benefit

Feargal Brennan, Professor of Offshore and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde

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A Hydrogen Economy in the Humber

Dr Gesa Reiss, Innovation Manager, Green Port Growth Programme

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Integrating Hydrogen into Orkney’s Energy System

Jon Clipsham, Hydrogen Programme Manager, European Marine Energy Centre

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The Importance of the Narrative - Learning Lessons from CC(U)S

Julia Race, Reader in Pipeline and Sub Sea Engineering, University of Strathclyde

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Transforming the offshore energy system – OGTC innovation and demonstration projects

Chris Pearson – Solution Centre Manager, The Oil and Gas Technology Centre

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North Sea Energy – Offshore System Integration

Miralda van Schot, New Energy Coalition, Project Manager, the North Sea Energy programme

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 Photo: Nicholas Doherty