Energy Transition - The Underground Storage of Hydrogen (Key Note Speaker)

Activity: Disseminating Research Invited talk


Key Note Speaker


Rising global atmospheric carbon emissions and changing climatic patterns across the globe is a major concern. The 2016 Paris agreement mandate to limit the further temperature increase of 1.5 °C requires number of initiatives under the mainstream theme of Energy Transition. This talk reviews the scientific and technological opportunities of achieving the net-zero targets via the pipeline transport and underground storage of hydrogen with the associated benefits of development of industrial hubs. The talk will focus on the Net Zero Technologies mainly around blue hydrogen production, transport and their utilization via geological storage evolving around the storage mechanisms involving the brine-rock interactions, hydro-thermogeo- chemical-dynamic effects and the caprock seal-integrity issues.


The International Conference on Earth Sciences and Energy Transition [ICESET] is organized by the Earth Sciences Research Center at Sultan Qaboos University - Sultanate of Oman and will be launched every two years. The energy demand is increasing across many countries globally as the population increases. According to the United Nation report, the world population is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, and energy demand is increasing from 11.4 billion tons of oil equivalent to 17.7 billion. The increase in global energy demand and consumption has significant implications for climate change. The transition to low-to-zero carbon energy is now a prime concern for the global community to reduce and avoid climate change and accordingly several governments have merged their economic growth rate and greenhouse gas emissions through a rapid increase in low-to-zero carbon energy. Earth sciences play a major role in enabling that transition possible toward low-to-zero carbon energy through geothermal energy, natural hydrogen exploration and production, carbon utilization and storage, energy storage, waste storage, and mining of minerals. The objective of this conference is to bring together earth scientists to share and exchange their up-to-date findings about low-to-zero carbon energy. The conference will also serve as a premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, professionals, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, as well as encountered challenges and adopted solutions in the field of earth sciences and energy transition.
Period8 Feb 2023
Event title1st International conference in Earth Sciences and Energy Transition
Event typeConference
Conference numberfirst
LocationMuscat, OmanShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Hydrogen
  • underground storage of H2
  • geochemistry
  • hydrodynamics
  • goechmeical reactions