Introduction to Hydrogen in the Energy Transition and the Role of Pipelines (CS053A)

 Introduction to Hydrogen in the Energy Transition and the Role of Pipelines

Pipelines transporting hydrogen are a part of the world’s ‘energy transition’ initiative to tackle climate change. This e-learn course outlines the minimum necessary principles, concepts, practices, problems, challenges, and technical parameters involved in the role of these transmission pipelines in the energy transition and technical, design, operation, and integrity management issues.

By completing this Introduction to Hydrogen in the Energy Transition e-learn course, you will be aware of the reasons for hydrogen pipelines, the basic properties of hydrogen, and its transportation and storage. You will also be able to understand the different types of hydrogen and their production and have an awareness of the basic design and issues faced with hydrogen pipelines.

This technical course was created by Dr Phil Hopkins. It has been designed to offer you awareness of areas related to pipeline integrity management and can be studied as part of your learning journey or as a reference library.

Your course at a glance


Course Availability

Available to access online 24/7



Estimated 4 hours



Study on-demand at your own pace



Awareness level


Competency Standards

Satisfies the learning requirement for
Hydrogen Pipeline Integrity CS053A


What you will get

Completion E-badge, plus informal
Continued Professional Development hours

What you will learn

This technical course has been split into six parts. During these sessions, you will gain insight into:

  • The need for renewable energies
  • Understanding hydrogen and the benefits
  • The role of hydrogen in the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies
  • The production of hydrogen
  • The possible transportation and storage methods for hydrogen, with an emphasis on pipelines

Meet your subject matter expert


Dr Phil Hopkins

Dr. Phil Hopkins, an independent consultant based in the UK, developed all content for this program. Dr Hopkins has held a number of senior management and executive positions in the oil and gas business, and combines this high level management expertise with over 35 years engineering experience in transmission pipelines, including work on pipeline engineering, damage, safety, risk, integrity, surveillance, inspection and maintenance, and repair.