methane clathrate

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methane clathrate

A potential source of clean fuel formed when methane produced by bacteria on the ocean floor dissolve and crystallise. While methane clathrate deposits are thought to represent 2–10 times the volume of natural gas, extraction with current technologies is not seen as commercially viable.
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The report and assessment of gas hydrate reservoir volumes delivered by Fugro will be used by GMGS to plan Chinas second gas hydrate marine production test scheduled for 2019.
We depicted that when gas hydrates are part host sediments they will intensively affect seismic and elastic properties response.
2) When natural gas hydrate (NGH) slurry flows in vertical pipe, the flowability of NGH particles is higher than that of the sand particles, and the flowability of seawater falls between those of NGH and sand particles.
Natural gas hydrates are "ice-like" solid crystalline structures composed of water and natural gas.
Mechanical reactions of natural gas hydrates (NGHs) take place in the air medium with the participation of water in comparison with the processes of the mechanical activation (MA) of natural gas.
Possible magnitude of gas hydrate and associated methane resource coupled with an ever increasing demand for energy has driven R and D in United States, Canada, Japan, Korea and India to assess the potential resource value of methane hydrate and develop recovery techniques.
SUGAR (Submarine Gas Hydrate Reservoirs) is a collaborative project which was launched for the first time in Germany in 2008 pursuing the aim of extracting natural gas from the deep-sea methane hydrates (know also as agas hydratesa) found in the low levels of the World Ocean.
The body of the book devotes each chapter to a specific type of petroleum deposit and the extraction techniques: tight-sandstone oil and gas, coalbed methane, shale gas, carbonate-fracture-cavity reservoir, volcanic deposits, deposits in metamorphic rocks, heavy oil and bitumen, and natural gas hydrate.
Paul White ISVR and Dr Angus Best of NOC have been awarded a grant of [pounds sterling]800,000 by the Natural Environment Research Council to investigate methods for assessing the volume of methane gas and gas hydrate locked in seafloor sediments.
The cage structure of the hydrate molecule concentrates the component gas so that a single cubic metre of gas hydrate will yield approximately 160 cubic metres of gas and 0.
Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation made the first trial extraction of gas hydrate in the Pacific Ocean from