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PHE continues to explore potential of geologic hydrogen in Indonesia

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A subsidiary of State-owned energy company PT Pertamina, PT Pertamina Hulu Energi (PHE), continues to strive to explore potential of geologic hydrogen as part of the efforts to ensure national energy security.

“One of the keys to achieving our energy security is to become an energy producer, and for that we need energy reserves so that our business is sustainable. Hydrogen is one of the interesting answers in the future. It is expected that we take definite steps to start the exploration of Geologic Hydrogen or natural hydrogen in Indonesia,” PHE’s Director of Exploration, Muharram Jaya Panguriseng, said in a statement on Wednesday, June 27,2024.

Muharram attended the Indonesia International Hydrogen Summit 2024 event, which took the theme ‘Harnessing Hydrogen & Ammonia: Powering Sustainable Investment Pathway in Indonesia.

PHE has begun conducting Geological and Geophysical Studies of Geologic Hydrogen Potential in East Sulawesi Ophiolite as a step to prepare “clean energy exploration” in collaboration with Pertamina University and is supported by the latest research results from the Geological Survey Center, the Geological Agency.

Geologic Hydrogen is a natural source of hydrogen that originates from below the earth’s surface and is stored in rocks. It requires an understanding of rock geology and underground geological knowledge to be able to explore and exploit it. Natural hydrogen exploration is new in the energy world and is closely related to oil and gas exploration activities.

Some countries that have donenatural hydrogen exploration are Mali, the United States, Australia, Spain, France and Brazil.

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