Energy Transition

Energy Transition | Hydrogen

Introduction to Green Hydrogen

Course Code: N663
Instructors:  Sandy Petrie
Course Outline:  Download
Format and Duration:
1 days
2 sessions

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Location: Virtual
Date:  22nd - 23rd May 2024
Start Time: 14:00 BST
Event Code: N663a24V
Fee From: GBP £830 (exc. Tax)


Green hydrogen is a carbon-free form of fuel and energy storage. It is produced through the electrolysis of water using renewable energy or low carbon power. As such it is a key means of mitigating climate change by playing an important role in the elimination of harmful green house gas emissions.  By providing power system, heat and fuel services, green hydrogen can be leveraged to decarbonize vital economic sectors across the global economy. This course enables non-technical attendees to acquire sufficient awareness and understanding to support technical and commercial staff working in green hydrogen production, transport, storage and use.


Event Code: N663a24V
Sessions: 2 sessions
Instructors: Sandy Petrie
Dates: 22nd - 23rd May 2024
Start Time: 14:00 BST
Location: Virtual
Fee From
GBP £830 (exc. Tax)
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Duration and Training Method

This is a classroom or virtual classroom course comprising a mixture of lectures, discussion, quizzes and interactive exercises.

Course Overview

Participants will learn to:
  1. Identify key green hydrogen value chain parameters.
  2. Outline green hydrogen opportunities, enablers, challenges, barriers.
  3. Outline green hydrogen risks and benefits: technical, commercial, societal.
  4. Discuss global examples of Green Hydrogen Projects

Why hydrogen?

  • What is hydrogen?
  • Uses of hydrogen and its products
  • The role of hydrogen in delivering net zero
  • Hydrogen safety

Types of Hydrogen production

  • What is green hydrogen?
  • Green Hydrogen Technologies
    • Green Hydrogen production
    • Hydrogen Storage
    • Hydrogen Distribution
  • The Green Hydrogen Value Chain
  • The role of renewables

Value proposition

  • Monetising green hydrogen
  • Opportunities, enablers, benefits, issues, challenges, barriers, risks
  • Where (and why) is the momentum for green hydrogen
  • Global examples of green hydrogen projects
    • In development
    • Appraisal
  • The role of governments
  • Career development opportunities
  1. Non-Technical staff (with no prior knowledge) supporting green hydrogen/ decarbonization initiatives and projects.
  2. Regulators, financial, legal and ESG professionals about to be active in supporting, assessing and approving green hydrogen initiatives and projects.
  3. Recent graduates who want to develop skills to support the green hydrogen economy.
  4. Members of regional and national parliaments; government decision makers.

Sandy Petrie

An experienced energy transition consultant providing strategic and practical technical advice to advance clients’ decarbonisation and energy transition agendas. With expertise supporting the entire CCUS and H2 value chains, adept in understanding and conveying the inter-dependency of hydrogen production, renewable power provision, carbon capture, CO2 and H2 storage. Extensive global working relationships across industrial sectors, government and academia. Applying decades of valuable global oil and gas asset management technical and commercial learning to inform strategic thinking in building and supporting the nascent decarbonisation sector.

Sandy is an independent consultant petroleum engineer/geologist.

Over the last decade Sandy has developed capability in digital transformation, carbon capture and storage and renewables to support the upstream oil and gas industry and other industrial sectors as they develop decarbonisation and energy transition agendas. Prior to this Sandy gained extensive upstream oil and gas experience as staff with BP and then as a consultant.

Affiliations and Accreditation
BSc University of Dundee, Scotland - Geology, Hons

Courses Taught
N663: Introduction to Green Hydrogen
N664: Developing Green Hydrogen Knowledge and Skills Across the Value Chain

CEU: 0.7 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 7 Professional Development Hours
Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion
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