Oil and gas

Decarbonizing hydrogen production

Hydrogen can be produced in several ways, but if it is to help in the battle with climate change, the process will have to be decarbonized
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Contact us:

Jørg Aarnes

Jørg Aarnes

Global Lead - Low Carbon, DNV GL - Oil & Gas

Christos Chryssakis

Christos Chryssakis

Business Development Manager, DNV GL - Maritime

Jason Goodhand

Jason Goodhand

Global Business Lead Storage, DNV GL - Energy

DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook forecasts that, in the longer term, the production of hydrogen for energy use applications will be a balance between blue hydrogen, produced from natural gas or coal with carbon capture and storage (CCS), and green hydrogen, produced via electrolysis from renewables.

Blue hydrogen – Scaling carbon capture and storage 

DNV GL is experienced in gas reforming, gas conditioning, and gasification. We provide world-class CCS expertise for technical assurance, testing, advisory and risk management. 

Our Recommended Practices cover CO2 capture, transport, storage and safety. We qualify and verify CCS technology and projects in accordance with our recommended practices and international standards.

Services to energy industries

Our services span the entire global value chain of CO2: capture, conditioning, compression, transport, and storage. We build trust for industries, investors and governing bodies, from strategic planning through technology demonstration to operational excellence. 

  • CCS technology qualification
  • CCS techno-economical due diligence and benchmarking
  • CCS feasibility and risk assessments
  • CO2 storage certification
  • CCS knowledge management and training. 

Green hydrogen - Complementing renewables

DNV GL has expertise across all aspects of production, transport, storage, and consumption of green hydrogen from renewable sources.

Services to energy industries
  • Our experts have deep understanding of power markets and grids. We provide:
  • Feasibility studies
  • Due diligence of electrolyzer systems, fuel cell systems, and CCS projects
  • System integration studies
  • Evaluation of synthetic fuel value chains, including Power-to-Gas and Power-to-Liquids
  • Lifecycle assessment to quantify environmental benefits
  • Grid location and siting of electrolyzer (Load) and/or fuel cells (Generation) 
  • Techno-economic analysis of hydrogen value chain options, including gas blending
  • Project risk management – cost, schedule and execution.

Contact us:

Jørg Aarnes

Jørg Aarnes

Global Lead - Low Carbon, DNV GL - Oil & Gas

Christos Chryssakis

Christos Chryssakis

Business Development Manager, DNV GL - Maritime

Jason Goodhand

Jason Goodhand

Global Business Lead Storage, DNV GL - Energy

Recommended practices:

DNVGL-RP-J201

Qualification procedures for carbon dioxide capture technology

DNVGL-RP-F104

Design and operation of carbon dioxide pipelines

DNVGL-RP-J203

Geological storage of carbon dioxide

DNVGL-SE-0473

Certification of sites and projects for geological storage of carbon dioxide

Our research

Download DNV GL technical and market reports related to hydrogen

Heading for hydrogen

The oil and gas industry’s outlook for hydrogen, from ambition to reality

Hydrogen as an energy carrier

Forecasts decarbonization driving significantly greater use of hydrogen for energy by 2050

Hydrogen – Decarbonizing the heat

The benefits and challenges of hydrogen in decarbonizing

Hydrogen in the electricity value chain

More variability in the generation and demand of electricity