The path to commercial hydrate gas production

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doi: 10.1190/1.2202672
Author(s): Johnson, Arthur H.; Max, Michael D.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Hydrate Energy International, Kenner, LA, United States
Volume Title: Gas hydrates
Volume Author(s): Herron, Don, prefacer
Source: Gas hydrates, prefaced by Don Herron. Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK), 25(5), p.648-651. Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States. ISSN: 1070-485X
Note: In English; illus., incl. sect.
Summary: During the course of the past two decades, enormous reserve potential has often been attributed to gas hydrates in marine sediments, yet the commercial development of gas hydrates is widely viewed as a possibility which is 20, 30, or more years away. As a result, the oil and gas industry has been slow to pursue this opportunity, and gas hydrate exploration and production research has been a low priority for most energy companies. This perspective is changing as a result of recent research by universities, government agencies, and international consortia. In particular, a better understanding of gas hydrate formation has developed along with geologic models for the concentration of gas hydrate in potential reservoirs. At the same time, emerging production technology should enable gas hydrate production in the near term, limited more by constraints on infrastructure than by production technology. Given projected higher natural gas prices, gas hydrates will likely emerge as a viable commercial resource in some regions of the world within five years.
Year of Publication: 2006
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 29 Economic Geology, Energy Sources; Alaska; Aliphatic hydrocarbons; Alkanes; Canada; Global; Hydrates; Hydrocarbons; International cooperation; Mallik Field; Methane; Natural gas; Ocean Drilling Program; Organic compounds; P-T conditions; Permafrost; Petroleum; Planning; Potential deposits; Production; Reserves; Resources; Saturation; United States; Volume
Record ID: 2006051836
Copyright Information: GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States

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