Rod Harris

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Forging a Pathway to Underground Hydrogen Storage in the Onshore Otway Basin

Principal Subsurface Advisor, Lochard Energy

Rod is a veteran and passionate Petroleum Engineer with unsurpassed experience in Otway Basin underground gas storage.  He has led, developed and managed energy industry assets and people with vision and integrity.  A highly motivated professional with depth of knowledge, proficiency and practice across a range of business and technical capabilities, Rod’s deep understanding and focus on Underground Gas Storage has been integral to establishing Lochard Energy’s Iona Gas Storage Facility as key vital infrastructure within the SE Australian energy market.  He sees the benefits and opportunities of converting Lochard’s depleted Otway gas fields to Underground Hydrogen Storage with the potential for these large-scale energy stores to facilitate driving efficient energy transition away from fossil fuels and towards carbon Net Zero.