The northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) features all necessary elements for the formation and preservation of subsurface gas hydrates, including a prolific petroleum system, a variety of structural and stratigraphic migration pathways that focus hydrocarbon migration into the shallow sediments, variable geothermal gradients that support a locally thick gas hydrate stability zone, and silt- and sand-rich depositional systems both on the shelf and in the deep basin that provide potential host reservoirs. Consequently, gas hydrates have been a focus of study in the GOM since the early 1980s. Initial work detailed the occurrences of massive seafloor gas hydrate “mounds” and...
Introduction to Special Issue: Gas Hydrates in Green Canyon Block 955, deep-water Gulf of Mexico: Part I
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Ray Boswell, Timothy S. Collett, Ann E. Cook, Peter B. Flemings; Introduction to Special Issue: Gas Hydrates in Green Canyon Block 955, deep-water Gulf of Mexico: Part I. AAPG Bulletin ; 104 (9): 1843–1846. doi: https://doi.org/10.1306/bltnintro062320
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