Geologic Hydrogen

The Delphi Strategosphere Report on Geologic Hydrogen presents an unbiased overview of the current status of the geologic hydrogen sector, evaluating its viability as the next frontier in hydrogen production.
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The emerging field of geologic hydrogen
The Delphi Strategosphere Issue #1 articulates a cautious yet optimistic outlook for geologic hydrogen. It combines rigorous technical analysis with strategic market insights, advocating for geologic hydrogen as a key component of a sustainable energy future. This report is not only a critical read for those directly involved in hydrogen energy but also serves as a strategic guide for navigating the future of global energy dynamics. It is a compelling narrative that blends realism with visionary foresight, essential for stakeholders aiming to be at the forefront of energy solutions.
Report Contents and Insights
Technological Insights and Progress
The analysis evaluates the current state of technology within the geologic hydrogen sector and compares its development pace to more established hydrogen production methods. It also considers potential integration with existing energy infrastructure to highlight feasible synergies and innovative transitions.
Resource Evaluation and Scalability
This section delves into the abundance and extraction feasibility of geologic hydrogen resources, discussing the economic implications and environmental impacts of scaling these resources on a global scale. It provides a well-rounded view of the secured potential through existing infrastructures such as depleted oil wells.
Investment Landscape and Market Dynamics
With less than $1 billion invested to date, the report details the evolving investment landscape, characterizing it through recent funding activities and the strategic interests of key market players. It assesses the sector's economic viability and the potential for market disruption by 2050.

Delphi expects a market share for geologic hydrogen between 10% and 20% of the total hydrogen market in 2050.
Cost Analysis and Economic Viability
An initial cost analysis provides insights into the economic challenges and opportunities within the geologic hydrogen industry. It outlines the variable costs associated with drilling, extraction, and purification processes. Although in its early stages, the analysis suggests that geologic hydrogen could potentially achieve production costs competitive with green hydrogen, contingent upon technological advancements and increased scale of operations.
Environmental Impact and Regulatory Developments
The potential environmental benefits of geologic hydrogen are critically analyzed, situating it within global carbon reduction strategies. The report anticipates regulatory developments and prepares stakeholders for the emerging regulatory landscape tailored to this novel sector.
Strategic Recommendations
Targeted recommendations are proposed to navigate the complexities of developing geologic hydrogen technologies. These include advancing research, initiating pilot projects, and forging strategic partnerships to collectively foster market acceptance and technological maturation.
Methodological Approach
The report is founded on a rigorous methodological framework that includes a combination of qualitative assessments and quantitative analyses. It integrates data from extensive field surveys, expert interviews, and an exhaustive review of existing scientifc & business literature.

Advanced analytical tools and models (derived from Delphi's P2X/Hydrogen Dashboard) are employed to evaluate the scalability, environmental impact, and economic viability of geologic hydrogen sources, ensuring a robust and comprehensive exploration of the subject.
Target Group
Crafted with precision for industry stakeholders, investors, and policymakers, this report is specifically tailored to provide those new to the field, or with a strategic interest but not necessarily expert knowledge, with a comprehensive understanding of geologic hydrogen's capabilities and limitations.

Utilizing a structured evaluative framework, it demystifies complex concepts and delivers nuanced market forecasts, positioning itself as an essential resource for anyone involved in energy strategy and investment. This meticulous approach ensures that even non-specialists can grasp the critical insights needed to navigate the evolving landscape of geologic hydrogen effectively.
Table of Contents

01   Executive Summary & Strategic Review

02   Introduction

2.1.   Purpose of the Report

2.1.   The Fundamentals: Overview of Hydrogen Review

03   Understanding Geologic Hydrogen

3.1.   The Colors and Technologies of Geologic Hydrogen

3.2.  Formation and Extraction

04   Global Discoveries of Geologic Hydrogen

4.1   Potential Volumes & Resource Estimations

4.2.  Exploration and Development Status

4.3.  Major Global Hotspots

05   Exploration & Exploitation of Geologic Hydrogen

5.1   The Oil and Gas Industry Lifecycle Guides as a  Framework for the Development of Geologic  Hydrogen Projects

5.2.  Mapping Global Discoveries with Kown Well Sites

06   Economic Viability and Market Potential

6.1   Global Demand for Hydrogen Energy & Adoption Scenariofor Geologic Hydrogen

6.2.  Cost Analysis & CO2-Emissions

6.3.  Post-production Costs

07   Investment and Financing Landscape

7.1   Current Investment Trends

7.2.  Start-Ups: Mini-Profiles

7.3.  Notable Initiative: Joint Industry Program

7.4.  Geologic Hydrogen Research Groups

08   Industry Insights and Prospects Survey

09   Analyst Opinion: A Cautious Perspective

9.1   Strategy Playbook

9.2.  Investment Pathways in Geologic Hydrogen

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Issue #1: Geologic Hydrogen
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Useless or Useful - Understanding the Hydrogen Color Spectrum: A Market Analyst’s Perspective

In the rapidly evolving hydrogen industry, the classification of hydrogen by colors—green, blue, and grey—serves as a critical tool for market analysts. Despite criticisms regarding its scientific basis, this color-coded system plays an indispensable role in structuring the hydrogen market for several compelling reasons.

Simplifying Complexity: The hydrogen market's diversityis vast, spanning various production methods and applications. The color coding simplifies this complexity, making it more accessible for stakeholders, from investors to policymakers.

Facilitating Targeted Analysis: By categorizing hydrogen into green, blue, and grey, gold, white, turqouise analysts can more effectively segment the market. This segmentation allows for precise analysis of growth areas, investment opportunities, and regulatory impacts on each hydrogen type.

Enhancing Communication: The color system aids in clear and effective communication about hydrogen's environmental impact and production methods. It's a straightforward way to highlight the sustainability of green or geologic hydrogen compared to its counterparts.

Driving Investment Strategies: For investors, understanding the nuances between different hydrogen types is crucial. The color classification guides investment decisions by indicating market trends, technological advancements, and potential returns.

Promoting Market Transparency: Finally, this categorization fosters transparency in the hydrogen market. It offers a clear framework for comparing production methods, assessing environmental benefits, and understanding cost implications.

In conclusion, while the color classification of hydrogen may face scientific scrutiny, its utility in market analysis is undeniable. It structures the market in a way that is intuitive and informative, providing a foundation for informed decision-making and strategic planning in the burgeoning hydrogen sector.

The Colors of Geologic Hydrogen

White/Natural Hydrogen
White hydrogen, which we also call natural hydrogen, is characterized by its method of production through the passive capture of natural hydrogen gas found in underground sources, such as those associated with oil and gas drilling, mining, and natural geological activities.

This process leverages existing upstream oil  & gas production technologies.
Gold Hydrogen
Gold Hydrogen refers  to a carbon-neutral hydrogen produced using a unique biotechnological process, where specialized bacteria are employed to transform carbon found in oil and gas reservoirs nearing the end of their productive life into clean hydrogen.

This approach revitalizes abandoned or underutilized fossil fuel  sites.
Orange Hydrogen
Orange hydrogen  production involves a proactive approach by injecting water into reactive  underground formations to stimulate hydrogen production, which can also apply to Fe-rich mine wastes and steel slags using surface reactors. Despite the  higher energy input compared to white hydrogen, the potential outputs and cost-effectiveness could make it competitive with other hydrogen production  methods.

This process also offers carbon sequestration benefits, leveraging  natural geological reactions for a cleaner energy solution, indicating its potential to significantly contribute to a carbon-negative energy future.
Aqua Hydrogen
Aqua hydrogen involves an unproven underground water gas shift reaction for hydrogen production, sparking skepticism regarding its feasibility. This technology  aims at producing hydrogen from oil sands and conventional oil fields without  emitting carbon by injecting oxygen into underground reservoirs to trigger a  heat-releasing chemical reaction.

At temperatures above 350°C, heavy oil and  water molecules split, enabling the extraction of pure hydrogen gas while  sequestering carbon oxides underground.
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