Characterization of a Sediment Core from Potential Gas-hydrate-bearing Reservoirs in the Sagavanirktok, Prince Creek, and Schrader Bluff Formations of Alaska's North Slope: Part 2—Porosity, Permeability, Grain Density, and Bulk Modulus Core Studies*
Published:January 01, 2009
R. F. Sigal, C. Rai, C. Sondergeld, B. Spears, W. J. Ebanks, Jr., W. D. Zogg, N. Emery, G. McCardle, R. Schweizer, W. G. McLeod, J. Van Eerde, 2009. "Characterization of a Sediment Core from Potential Gas-hydrate-bearing Reservoirs in the Sagavanirktok, Prince Creek, and Schrader Bluff Formations of Alaska's North Slope: Part 2—Porosity, Permeability, Grain Density, and Bulk Modulus Core Studies", Natural Gas Hydrates—Energy Resource Potential and Associated Geologic Hazards, T. Collett, A. Johnson, C. Knapp, R. Boswell
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In the Anadarko Hot Ice 1 well, a continuous core was acquired from 107 ft (33 m) subsurface to 2300 ft (701 m). The Hot Ice 1 well cored through the Tertiary-age sediments of the Sagavanirktok Formation, the Tertiary and upper Cretaceous Prince Creek Formation (which includes the informally named Ugnu sandstones), and Schrader Bluff Formation (which includes the informally named West Sak sandstones); the core ended in 42 ft (13 m) of what appears to be a marine section of fine-grained sediment. The recovered core was described as 37% unconsolidated sandstone. The Ugnu sandstones and shallower section cored...
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Natural Gas Hydrates—Energy Resource Potential and Associated Geologic Hazards
In September 2004, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) convened a Hedberg Research Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada titled "Natural Gas Hydrates: Energy Resource Potential and Associated Geologic Hazards." As a continuation of the Hedberg Research Conference in Vancouver, the conveners of the conference and the editors of this Memoir have worked with more than 150 authors and coauthors to prepare this Memoir on gas hydrates. This publication follows the goals of the Hedberg conference; however, the contents of this Memoir were expanded to include all aspects of gas hydrates in nature. This Memoir contains 39 individual contributions, ranging from long topical summaries to shorter focused research papers. This Memoir has been published in two parts, with digital versions of all the complete research papers included on the enclosed CD. The hardcopy portion of the Memoir includes abstracts and several key figures for each of the contributions along with a complete copy of a gas hydrate technical review. The digital portion of this Memoir has been organized into a series of topical sections consisting of review articles, marine gas hydrate papers, and gas hydrate laboratory and modeling studies. Because of the rapidly emerging worldwide interest in gas hydrates, this comprehensive treatise on the geology of gas hydrates will be valuable to both the gas hydrate research community and exploration/development geologists working in arctic and deep marine environments.