Petroleum Geology: North-West Europe and Global Perspectives—Proceedings of the 6th Petroleum Geology Conference
Petroleum Geology: North-West Europe and Global Perspectives–Proceedings of the 6th Petroleum Geology Conference represents key papers from the latest in a series of conferences that have become a focus for the most important issues in North-West European petroleum geology. As well as detailing the advances made in North-West Europe since the 5th Conference, this two-volume set also documents many generic and addresses the European experience in a global context.
The content focuses on the following items:
The global resource context
Exploration histories and future potential
Better recovery through better reservoir characterization
Atlantic margins: new insights, regional synthesis and large-scale tectonics
Deep-water plays and reservoirs
Understanding petroleum systems
Unlocking the future with innovative geophysics
The volumes are accompanied by an extensive selection of core photographs and seismic animations illustrating the many exploration models described. These books provide a significant reference to all geoscientists engaged in exploration and production in North-West Europe, to academic engaged in studying the area and to petroleum geologists interested in generic exploration models.
Methane hydrates: problems in unlocking their potential
Published:January 01, 2005
D. Long, P. D. Jackson, M. A. Lovell, C. A. Rochelle, T. J. G. Francis, P. J. Schultheiss, 2005. "Methane hydrates: problems in unlocking their potential", Petroleum Geology: North-West Europe and Global Perspectives—Proceedings of the 6th Petroleum Geology Conference, A. G. Doré, B. A. Vining
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Methane hydrates have been recovered or postulated for virtually all continental margins around the world and a few areas onshore. Volumes of about 2 × 1014 m3 have been estimated for this potential resource. However, only a few sites have been suggested offshore northwest Europe, despite extensive hydrocarbon exploration and academic studies of the margin. Reasons for this anomaly are unclear. To aid the search a new hydrate stability zone map for the UK is presented. As well as identifying a resource, hydrate studies are also important in assessing geohazards to deep-water exploration and development. Stability, processes...