Skip to Main Content

Abstract

A growing body of evidence indicates that a large volume of natural gas is stored in gas hydrates and that the production of natural gas from gas hydrates appears to be technically feasible. There are numerous research projects underway to investigate the geological origin of gas hydrate, their natural occurrence, the factors that affect their stability, and the possibility of using this vast resource in the world energy mix. Highly successful cooperative research projects, such as the various phases of the Mallik gas hydrate production project in northern Canada, have for the first time tested the technology needed to produce gas hydrates, and other highly successful gas hydrate research studies have been conducted in Japan, India, China, South Korea, northern Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico. All of these projects have contributed greatly to an understanding of the energy resource potential of gas hydrates throughout the world.

You do not currently have access to this chapter.

Figures & Tables

Contents

GeoRef

References

Related

Citing Books via

Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal