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Day 1 – Exploration: Where and How to look for H2?

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  • SESSION 1 : GENERATION / ACCUMULATION : STATE OF THE INDUSTRY - WHAT WE KNOW AND DO NOT KNOW SO FAR
  • Opening Keynote Ceremony

    09h00 - 09h25

    INDIVIDUAL TALK

    • Aliou DIALLO President HYDROMA
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  • H2 Generation

    09h25 - 09h50

    INDIVIDUAL TALK

    • Review and assessment of the geological mechanims of natural hydrogen generation: water reduction, radiolysis, priomordial H2, ammonium decomposition, etc.
    • State of the art about the generative fluxes and amounts: renewability of natural H2 at what time scale?
    • From the kitchen of generation to hydrogen loss: what may be considered today an exploitable hydrogen accumulation?
    • Dr Alain PRINZHOFER Scientific Director GEO4U
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  • H2 in obduction and orogenic contexts

    09h50 - 10h15

    INDIVIDUAL TALK

    • In what way are ogens and obduction zones tectonic situations where serpentinization processes can take place for a significant production of native H2?
    • Examples in Oman and Pyrenees.
    • Why are integrated studies including geology, geophysics, geochemistry the keys to exploration?
    • Dr Eric GAUCHER Associated Researcher University of Bern. Rock–Water Interaction Group.
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  • H2 in intracratonic contexts

    10h15 - 10h40

    INDIVIDUAL TALK

    • What is the proportion of surface emanations in the intracratonic zones?
    • What does the flow rate measured in Brazil tell us?
    • How do fairy circles and H2 flow in Russia, Brazil and Australia differ?
    • What is the relationship between the age of the basement and the presence of H2?
    • Dr Isabelle MORETTI Associated Researcher UPPA
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  • H2 origins through geochemicals measurement

    10h40 - 11h05

    INDIVIDUAL TALK

    • What geochemistry may tell us about the origin of H2?
    • What are the differences between isotopes/aggregates and the temperature at which H2 is formed?
    • Can noble gas help to better define the transport mode?
    • Dr Tom DARRAH Executive Director GLOBAL WATER INSTITUTE - OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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  • Break

    11h05 - 11h25
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  • Exploration tools_1: H2 detection, monitoring and logging

    11h25 - 11h55

    TALK IN PAIRS

    • How much natural hydrogen emanation from the soil is there in the world?
    • What specific instrumentation/technology is needed to detect these natural hydrogen emanations?
    • To which stakes does the PARHyS sensor developped by ENGIE Lab CRIGEN answer?
    • Dr Maria ROSANNE Senior Research Engineer ENGIE
    • Caroline MAGNIER Petroleum & While Logging Geochemist EXCELLENCE LOGGING
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  • Exploration tools_2: H2 geophysics and magnetism

    11h55 - 12h35

    ROUND TABLE

    • How geophysics can help understanding H2-NAT generation through subsurface imaging?
    • How recent technologies make seismic data acquisition affordable for H2-NAT exploration?
    • Amine OURABAH Head of Processing STRYDE
    • Thomas BIANCHI Co-founder & Chief Technical Officer S3 SMART SEISMIC SOLUTIONS
    • Jean-Baptiste CHALVIDAN Co-founder & CEO S3 SMART SEISMIC SOLUTIONS
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  • Lunch Break & Networking

    12h35 - 13h35
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  • Safety management in H2 exploration and production operations

    13h35 - 14h05

    TALK IN PAIRS

    • In what manner can the reactivity of a well ciment with hydrogen be determined?
    • How to calculate the thermo-geochemical equilibrium with the PHREEQC software?
    • How important is the integration of safety upstream of exploration or production projects for the development of the natural hydrogen?
    • In which way can H2 specific safety issues be taken into account at the different phases of the development of a hydrogen industry?
    • Dr Franz LAHAIE Hydrogen Project Manager INERIS
    • Dr Nicolas JACQUEMET Consultant nicolas-jacquemet.com
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  • How to produce an H2 reservoir: similitudes and differences with a HC reservoir

    14h05 - 14h35

    ROUND TABLE

    • Accumulations vs flux
    • How can hydrogen migrate through basement or basin rifts?
    • How can a gas column lead to a "conventional" hydrogen accumulation?
    • What do we need to know about hydrogen dissolved in aquifer water (Kansas, analog in Lake Kivu methane production from lake water)?
    • Which Cap rock or seal can we expect ?
    • What could be the expected differences in exploitation of a H2 and CH4 reservoir?
    • Dr Viacheslav ZGONNIK Chief Executive Officer NATURAL HYDROGEN ENERGY LLC
    • Dr Mikhail PANFILOV Professor High Geology School – Université de Lorraine
    • Dr Eric GAUCHER Associated Researcher University of Bern. Rock–Water Interaction Group.
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  • Are the tools of the O&G industry, or of the geothermy industry, adapted to the H2 accumulation management?

    14h35 - 15h15

    ROUND TABLE

    • What are the challenges of a conventional oil or gas field with associated hydrogen?
    • What lessons can we learn from geothermal systems for Haccumulation characterization and management?
    • What are the challenges of a high-temperature conventional geothermal field with associated hydrogen?
    • Pierre LEVIN CTO BEAM
    • Dr Bernard SANJUAN Senior Expert in Geothermal Energy BRGM
    • Dr Isabelle LE NIR Interpretation Engineering Manager SCHLUMBERGER
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  • Break

    15h15 - 15h35
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  • Conferences Room 1
  • SESSION 2 : WHAT IS HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD : OVERVIEW OF THE 5 CONTINENTS
  • What is happening in North America?

    15h35 - 15h55

    INDIVIDUAL TALK

    • Dr Viacheslav ZGONNIK Chief Executive Officer NATURAL HYDROGEN ENERGY LLC
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  • Opportunities for natural (gold) hydrogen exploration in Europe

    15h55 - 16h15

    INDIVIDUAL TALK

    • Distribution of gold hydrogen in Europe
    • The geology of gold hydrogen
    • The Aragon hydrogen discovery
    • Determining yet-to-find for gold hydrogen in Europe
    • Jon GLUYAS Director Durham Energy Institute and Chair in Geoenergy Carbon Capture & Storage - Department of Earth Sciences DURHAM UNIVERSITY
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  • What is happening in Europe? : focus on Ukraine

    16h15 - 16h35

    INDIVIDUAL TALK

    • The H2 potential taking into accound the Ukrainian geology.
    • Which activity of exploration already started ? Which are the actors ?
    • Does the regulation allow to take exploration block in Ukraine ? Production permits ?
    • Dr Andrey ONOPRIENKO Head of Supervisory Board NDI FOUNDATION
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  • H2 with other natural resources: geothermy

    16h35 - 16h55

    TALK IN PAIRS

    • How much H2 is in the steam of geothermal fields? (Island, Italia, East African Rift...)
    • What are the causes of this coupled generation? Can other gases such as Helium be also present?
    • Can this H2 be co-produced with electricity?
    • Can such a cogeneration improve the economy of a geothermal area?
    • In the specific case of the Republic of Djibouti, the exploration is starting, which are the expectations?
    • Dr Isabelle MORETTI Associated Researcher UPPA
    • Dr Kayad MOUSSA General Manager ODDEG
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  • CHASING HELIUM AND NATURAL HYDROGEN... THE SUCCESSFUL APPROACH?

    16h55 - 17h15

    INDIVIDUAL TALK

    • Nicolas PELISSIER President 45-8 ENERGY
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  • H2 and mines

    17h15 - 17h40

    INDIVIDUAL TALK

    • H2 and nickel in New Caledonia and Ontario.
    • H2 in gold and platinum mines in South Africa.
    • How are scories and H2 production managed?
    • H2 and uranium in Athabasca.
    • Dr Eric DEVILLE Professor IFPen
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  • Open Discussion with Speakers of the Day ( America Time Zone )

    17h40 - 18h00
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