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.
|ジャーナル||JPT, Journal of Petroleum Technology|
|出版物ステータス||Published - 2008 9 29|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Fuel Technology
- Industrial relations
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Strategy and Management