Toward production from gas hydrates: Status, technology, and potential

George J. Moridis, Timothy S. Collett, Ray Boswell, M. Kurihara, Matthew T. Reagan, Carolyn Koh, E. Dendy Sloan

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Abstract

Gas hydrates are a vast energy resource with global distribution in the permafrost and in the oceans. Even if conservative estimates are considered and only a small fraction is recoverable, the size of the resource is so large that it requires evaluation as a potential energy source. This review paper discusses the distribution of natural-gas-hydrate accumulations, the status of the primary international R&D programs, and the remaining science and technology challenges facing commercialization of production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-84
Number of pages3
JournalJPT, Journal of Petroleum Technology
Volume60
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 29
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Industrial relations
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Strategy and Management

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