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    Pilot Energy to study blue hydrogen potential in West Aus

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The feasibility studies are designed to assess blue hydrogen and carbon capture and storage projects that can integrate with Pilot's existing assets and infrastructure.

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Pilot Energy to study blue hydrogen potential in West Aus

Sydney-listed Pilot Energy on August 12 said it intends to start the Mid West blue hydrogen feasibility studies in Western Australia. The news comes a day after BP announced the results of a study into the feasibility of green hydrogen and ammonia production and sale in that state.

“As a diversified energy company, Pilot plans to leverage its existing oil and gas assets together with established energy industry infrastructure to become a leading developer of competitive clean energy projects in Western Australia,” it said.

The feasibility studies are designed to assess blue hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects that can integrate with existing assets and infrastructure. Selected development projects identified by the studies will form the basis for future front-end engineering and design studies, partnering and other corporate initiatives, Pilot said.

An additional study is planned for the South West region, the details of which will be announced once contractual arrangements are finalised with the relevant consultants for this study, the company said.

Pilot has engaged Genesis, a wholly-owned Technip Energies company, RISC Advisory and 8 Rivers Capital to assist with the feasibility studies to be conducted over the Mid West project area. The total cost of the feasibility studies is expected to be A$2.1mn ($1.55mn).