Assessments of possible drilling hazards associated with buried gas hydrate have been neglected because modeling the base of gas hydrate stability (BGHS) in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico has been difficult. Predrill prognoses in the geohazards industry are based primarily on the interpretation of seismic data. Seismic interpreters in the geohazards industry and in academia looking for the base of gas hydrate stability have been seeking a “bottom simulating reflector” or BSR in the seismic data such as the famous BSR at Blake Ridge, offshore South Carolina (Figure 1). BSRs like the one in Blake Ridge are prominent...

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